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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 32 hours 50 minutes

Contract type


Pay scale

TPS: £30,000 - £46,525

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Blue Coat School is looking to appoint an exceptional, enthusiastic and committed Teacher of French to join our successful and ambitious department. The ability to offer German, at Key Stage 3 would be an advantage, but is not essential. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a large and successful Modern Foreign Languages department and also support our work as one of only 19 recently accredited National Modern Foreign Languages Hubs.

This post, at a school with languages as a core subject and a strong A-level take up, is a great opportunity to be part of a talented and committed staff, supporting the development of its ethos and embedding that in the community of the school. Supported by a local, successful and experienced Trust and the development opportunities provided by the Languages Hub, this represents an extremely exciting opportunity to be involved in and exposed to the very best developments in languages teaching.

In brief we are looking for:

  • A teacher committed to ambition, excellence and community who will work with staff across the school to drive the growth and development of The Blue Coat School to become an outstanding provider for young people.
  • An inspiring informed educationalist with a clear understanding of what makes outstanding educational provision for all in their subject domain.
  • Someone who will go the extra mile for pupils, not because they are asked to, but because they want to. Someone who will do their utmost to ensure that all of our pupils’ progress to the future destinations of their choice.
  • Someone who will inspire pupils and the staff they work with and build strong relationships with our parents, carers and community partners.
  • Has experience of teaching languages in a secondary school (as a teacher or as student teacher),
  • Can establish good relationships with, motivate and inspire young people, and who shows the potential and commitment to become an outstanding teacher,
  • Is a flexible and perceptive classroom practitioner who can engage students across the age and ability range and enable all to learn, enjoy and make progress,
  • Is committed to professional development and becoming the best that they can be, and who has good interpersonal skills.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development in a growing Trust
  • A strong school community that places children, families and staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • A supportive team who will work with and alongside you to achieve the very best
  • Teachers career average pension scheme with a generous employer contribution
  • Central Oldham location close to good transport networks

Further details about the role

Working for The Blue Coat School means that you would be part of the Cranmer Education Trust, a successful, growing Trust which prides itself on looking after its people, offering a high level of support and access to expertise. This is an excellent time to join the team, as we develop collaborative structures and systems to enhance and support our growing family of schools.

Alongside The Blue Coat School, the Trust is made up of primary and secondary schools across Oldham and Rochdale. The Trust also incorporates a Teacher Training school and the East Manchester Teaching Hub and a MFL hub, which support the training and development of new and existing teachers across the North West of England. For further details please visit:


Please note the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early upon receipt of suitably qualified applications. Successful applicants will be shortlisted for interview at the earliest available opportunity.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Blue Coat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information please refer to:

The Cranmer Education Trust’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:
Trust Policies | Cranmer Education Trust

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About The Blue Coat CofE School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1680 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
0161 624 1484

We are very proud of our school, which attracts students from across Greater Manchester and beyond. It first opened in 1834. Our founder, Thomas Henshaw, was a committed Anglican who left a bequest to fund a school which would provide education for the orphaned boys of the parish.

From these humble beginnings, the Blue Coat School has become one of the biggest and most successful schools in the country. The school has a national reputation for high quality teaching and learning, pastoral care, consistently excellent examination results and outstanding progress. Our most recent OFSTED inspection in 2011/2 judged the school to be outstanding in every category. As a result, Blue Coat has been designated a National Teaching School which means that we work with schools nationally and locally to develop the very best educational provision. Blue Coat is grounded in tradition and history, and is evolving and forward looking. Our historic campus has been restored and developed extensively; our students enjoy picnic lunches in front of a Grade II listed building but their learning takes place in superb 21st century classrooms, laboratories and studios.

Blue Coat is dedicated to serving young people, to enable them to become everything they can be and everything that they are meant to be. We are a Church of England school that welcomes members of other Christian denominations, and of other faiths.

Our Anglican beliefs, values and worship are at the core of our life together in school.

Arranging a visit to The Blue Coat CofE School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@cranmeredt.org.

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