16 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or sooner

  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to U3 depending on experience. Applications from ECT welcome.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualified Teacher Status

A recognised degree or equivalent

Successful English teaching to GCSE/KS4 level in an 11-16 school - either in placement or employment

Assessment for Learning Planning

Differentiation / personalisation, to include the needs of SEND students

Behaviour management strategies ICT Literacy

Awareness of the health and safety issues in teaching English

Letter should be clear, concise, accurately written and presented in an organised way

Letter should outline a clear educational philosophy and relate directly to the requirements of the post and the school as outlined in the Job Description, this Person Specification and other documentation

Application form should be fully completed, accurate and legible

Candidates will have to demonstrate their suitability to work with children

Experience of quality assurance processes

Excellent subject knowledge and effective classroom practice

Knowledge and understanding of current educational issues, including national policies, prioritiesand legislation

Knowledge and understanding of current curricular, teaching and learning issues relevant to the English department

Understanding of strategies for school improvement

Ability to use ICT to enhance learning and to administer professional duties

Self-confidence, self-motivation, personal impact and presence The ability to relate well to students, parents and staff

Effective communication and exceptional interpersonal skills High levels of commitment, enthusiasmand motivation

A clear understanding of the needs, values and aspirations of all students being educated in thisschool

A good sense of humour

Willingness to make a substantial contribution to the school’s vision and future development

What the school offers its staff

Parklands High School is an oversubscribed,successful, supportive and high achieving academy with 1109 students on roll. The school plays an active role in teacher training and in collaborating with other schools. It is also one of only 8 schools in the country to have been awarded the SSAT Leading Edge Framework For Exceptional Education in recognition of its innovative work in Transforming Learning Behaviours.

At Parklands we aim to deliver an outstanding and exceptional educational experience to ourstudent community. We are proud of our reputation as a forward-thinking school which invests in the latest teaching and learning technologies and resources. Combined with an extensive network of pastoral support, we foster leadership skills and develop the attributes, personal qualities and social skills that will be essential to our students as they become adults in an ever-changing world.

Indeed, in 2018, Ofsted commented “Students usually behave thoughtfully in school and therespect that they have for people’s differences is strong”.

The core values of Learn, Respect, Aspire and Achieve underpin the Parklands’ ethos and webelieve that everyone, both students and staff, should strive to be the best that they can be. No matter what changes are ahead in terms of national policy, we maintain focus on offering a curriculum that stretches and challenges our students, preparing them for future careers and adult working life.

The English department is our highest performing department; it is forward-thinking, creative,innovative and supportive of change and new approaches. You will be well supported in order to ensure consistency and challenge.

Applying for the job

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About Parklands High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1098 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01257 264596

Parklands High School is a high-achieving 11 - 16 mixed comprehensive standalone academy.

Arranging a visit to Parklands High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lpilkington@parklandsacademy.co.uk.

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