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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 2 Terms

Pay scale

Teachers' Pay scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thank you for considering St. Mary's Catholic Academy for the next stage in your career.
We are seeking to appoint a talented teacher of Graphics with the relevant knowledge and expertise to teach Graphics up to Key Stage four with a potential to teach Graphics A Level for a suitable candidate.
The role is offered as a full time role for two terms in the first place, to commence in September 2024.
This would be a fantastic opportunity for a talented teacher to develop their skills.
Applications must be sent electronically to admin@st-mary.blackpool.sch.uk by midday on Monday 15th April 2024.

Students rotate around 4 subject areas in Design Technology at KS3. Design Technology is optional at KS4; students often work in mixed ability groups at this Level. We fervently believe in offering as wide a creative experience as possible throughout KS3 so that students are able to make informed choices when opting to study at GCSE. Students have the chance to opt to study Design Technology subjects at the end of year 8 to access a year 9 curriculum which prepares students for the expectations of GCSE within these subject areas.

KS3 - students follow the national curriculum and rotate around Product Design, Textiles, Food and Graphics
KS4 - students can opt to pick the following GCSE subjects:NCFE Level 1/2 in Graphic Design, NCFE Level 1/2 in Creative Design & Production, EDUQAS GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition, AQA GCSE Art & Design: Textile Design
KS5 - students can opt to study A Level Art & Design: Graphic Communication

Schemes of work are collaboratively planned and evaluated. Considerable work has been undertaken over the last year to develop schemes to ensure that students are given the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to succeed and make excellent progress. Detailed formative and summative assessment is in place and there are regular supported meetings within the department to analyse data and identify areas for improved teaching and learning.

The accommodation consists of four specialist rooms for Product Design, Graphics, Textiles & Food Technology and one specialist workshop which are all located on the same floor. The rooms are bright and well-resourced with fixed projectors in each classroom. The Graphics room is equipped with computer facilities with Adobe software installed.
The department has two part time technicians who assist with preparation for practical lessons.

In line with the Academy Development Plan the key objectives for Design Technology this year are:

  • GCSE outcomes across all DT subjects
  • Development of KS4 curriculum

The successful candidate will be someone with enthusiasm, initiative and very good subject knowledge. S/he will demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting the highest possible standards of achievement and developing excellent relationships with staff and students across the full age and ability range at St. Mary's. The person appointed will have a professional and personal profile that most closely matches the specification given below:


  • Qualified teacher status at graduate level.
  • Graphics/Art Degree.
  • Recent professional development/teaching placement relevant to the post.


  • A clear philosophy for the teaching of Graphics.
  • Knowledge of some strategies that will enhance learning and raise the attainment of all students in Graphics.
  • Ability to use Graphics to transform learning.
  • Effective communicator – verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to form good relationships with both colleagues and students.
  • Commitment to actively supporting the distinctive ethos of the school.
  • Commitment to assisting with the development of extra-curricular activities.
  • Resilience, commitment, ability to work under pressure and a sense of humour.
  • An excellent attendance and punctuality record. (Please note that excellent attendance is considered to be 95% attendance over the past two academic years. Governors will take note of one-off illnesses/absences and individual circumstances).
  • High expectations of all students.
  • Enthusiasm for career development.

Closing date for applications: Monday 15th April 2024 - Midday Shortlisting: Monday 15th April 2024
Interview dates: Friday 19th April 2024

Post Details:
Grade: Teachers’ Pay Scale
Salary: M1
Contract: Fixed Term for 2 terms
Hours: Full Time
Start Date: 1st September 2024

Please refer to the application pack for further details.

What the school offers its staff

St. Mary’s is a highly regarded, oversubscribed and successful school with:

  • A caring ethos and high standards.
  • An Outstanding Diocesan Inspection Report (March 2017)
  • A full Ofsted Inspection of St Mary’s in May 2022 was extremely positive and confirmed that St Mary’s Catholic Academy continues to be good in all areas. You can read a copy of the report on the Academy's website.
  • An outstanding induction programme, friendly staff, high quality professional cover supervisors, ICT technicians and admin support and a strong family ethos which make St. Mary’s a great place to work.
  • State of the art facilities housed in our £22.5 million pound refurbished campus.

We would be delighted to receive your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

BEBCMAT is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.

All posts are subject to:
● Medical clearance
● Verification of qualifications and National Insurance number.
● Two references including a judgement about suitability to work with children.
● A member of the interview panel will be trained in implementing Child Protection procedures.
● In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online search be carried out.
For teaching positions, barred list checks and prohibition from teaching checks will be carried out.
For leadership positions, section 128 checks will be performed.

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About St Mary's Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1199 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01253 396286

St Mary's is a highly regarded oversubscribed Catholic Academy in Blackpool in the Diocese of Lancaster.

The school is very much a Catholic family where everyone works together to support and challenge one another to be the best they can be.

Our Catholic Ethos, founded on the hallmarks of:
Catholic Caring Community Challenge
is key to our success. Students and staff are all encouraged, as our mission statement states, to grow in wisdom, understanding, self-esteem and closeness to God. Many of our staff and students are Catholic or Christian, we are joined by a number of staff and students who aren’t, anyone is welcome to come and be part of our family as long as they are willing to support and contribute to the ethos and success of the Academy.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@st-mary.blackpool.sch.uk.

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