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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full or Part Time

Contract type

Fixed term - 1 year

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 History. This post is offered full time or part time. We off a fixed term contract of 1 year from 1st September 2024 with the potential to become a permanent member of the team. The post would suit an ECT or an experienced teacher. The successful candidate will be able to teach History at KS3 and KS4.
Applications must be sent electronically to admin@st-mary.blackpool.sch.uk by midday on Monday 3rd June 2024.

The post will involve teaching History to KS3 and KS4, with the possibility of teaching KS5 (this will depend on the candidates experience and expertise).
We are working closely with our Trust primary schools to develop a cross phase Scheme of Learning which will prepare our students effectively for the new style GCSE. All staff have access to a bank of excellent resources and as a department we meet regularly to plan for engagement, challenge and high quality questioning.
At KS4 we follow the Edexcel Specification and at KS5 the AQA Specification.

The accommodation consists of an eight classroom learning house, along with a covered outside area. The rooms are bright and well-resourced with fixed projectors in each learning space. There is some variety in the learning spaces available which would allow for different approaches to the teaching of History to be explored.

• Develop a strategy to provide an appropriate curriculum and pedagogy for low prior attaining students in KS3.
• Develop use of research based pedagogy within the History department.
• Develop Problem solving and reasoning.

• Qualified teacher status at graduate level.
• Relevant degree containing substantial History element.
• Recent professional development/teaching placement relevant to the post.

• A clear philosophy for the teaching of History.
• Knowledge of some strategies that will enhance learning and raise the attainment of all students in History.
• Ability to use ICT 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. Directors will take note of one off illnesses/absences and individual circumstances).
• High expectations of all students.
• Enthusiasm for career development.

The standard contact time for teachers is 33 out of 40 periods per fortnight (30 for ECT’s) including a period of PSHE with your form.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd June 2024 – midday
Shortlisting: Monday 3rd June 2024
Interview date: Wednesday 5th June 2024

Post Details:
Grade: Teachers’ Pay Scale
Salary: Teachers’ Pay Scale
Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term, potential to become permanent
Hours: Full or Part 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.co.uk.

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