This job expired on 19 June 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or sooner

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type

Fixed term - One Year

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Ensure an outstanding Catholic educational experience which is engaging and fulfilling for all pupils
  • Deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students within History
  • Be accountable for student progress and development within the teaching groups allocated
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the History curriculum
  • Inspire and engage pupils in the vision for the school
  • Be accountable for outcomes within the teaching groups allocated
  • Ensure effective strategies are in place to enable all pupils within your classes to make good progress
  • Track student achievement regularly across the teaching groups allocated, transforming data into action
  • Set high expectations for yourself for quality teaching and learning in your History classes
  • Ensure planning meets the needs of all learners
  • Deliver engaging lessons which have frequent and accurate assessment, feedback and intervention
  • Assist in the development of schemes of work, resources, marking and assessment policies and teaching strategies within designated curriculum areas
  • Keep up to date with national developments in the subject area and how they might affect student learning and teaching methodologies
  • Display highly effective subject knowledge
  • Help foster the spiritual development of pupils in accordance with the school’s Mission Statement
  • Ensure that the school’s vision is understood and clearly and effectively articulated to all pupils
  • Promote the school’s ethos and culture to the broader community
  • Actively partake in the school’s development scheme through participation in arrangements for further training and professional development
  • Treat pupils, staff and parents fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect, to create and maintain a positive school culture
  • Celebrate the achievements of individual students
  • Work effectively with Technicians and Teaching Assistants as appropriate
  • Manage own workload and that of others to allow an appropriate work/life balance;
  • Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibilities for own personal development
  • Engage in research around current educational initiatives including government policies in areas commensurate with the post


Teaching and Learning


School Ethos and Culture

Developing self and working with others

What the school offers its staff

We are a good oversubscribed school (OFSTED 2022) located in Stockport, South of Manchester. Our school is made up of 825 students and 100 staff. St James’ Catholic High School

is a thriving Catholic community that places children at the centre of everything we do. The Diocese of Shrewsbury judged our school to be an “Outstanding” Catholic school.

St James’ is a highly academic performing school:

  • Impressive positive progress 8 scores for the previous three years
  • In 2023, 75% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in English & Maths while 54% of students achieved a grade 5 in these subjects
  • 40 grade 9s and 101 grade 8s in 2023 demonstrating exceptional attainment across a wide range of subjects
  • Exceptional results in open, Maths and English subjects placing us in the top 20% of similar schools nationally

Our school is at the cutting edge of teaching and learning and thrives on providing outstanding opportunities for the young people we serve. All our staff work to provide our young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding in order to achieve their full potential.

Inspired by the example of St James, the purpose of our school is ‘To educate and develop global Catholic citizens’. Our three school values of Family, Faith and Excellence are lived out every single day by staff, students and all stakeholders.

The reputation of our school is exceptional within Stockport and across the Shrewsbury Diocese for academic excellence, impeccable pupil conduct and for providing outstanding additional opportunities for our young people. The result is that our young people develop into global Catholic citizens who are proud to profess their faith and who make a positive contribution to society.

At the root of our success is our St James’ community. This is built on strong, positive relationships between all staff, students and parents. Our parents support our school and develop their children at home whilst our dedicated staff are relentless in driving excellence by providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our students.

Underpinning this excellence are our unique values, Catholic ethos and our mission. We are inspired and driven by the Gospel where we are told: ‘With God all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26).

Commitment to safeguarding

St James’ Catholic High School is an equal opportunity employer which is “Positive about Disabled People”. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, who meet the person specification for the post

St James’ Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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About St James' Catholic High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
823 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0161 482 6900

The St James’ Catholic High School Mission:

To ensure everyone within our school family achieves their full potential, to encourage learning and development through faith, and to strive for excellence.

Applications are welcome regardless of the personal faith of the applicant, providing they are supportive of the school’s Catholic ethos.

St James’ Catholic High School is a popular and oversubscribed 11-16 mixed comprehensive Catholic High School which was judged by OFSTED to be a “Good school in April 2022, with “Outstanding” Outcomes for Pupils.

The Diocese of Shrewsbury judged our school to be an “Outstanding” Catholic school.

Arranging a visit to St James' Catholic High School

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

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