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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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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 ICT and Computing. This is a full time, permanent role from September 1st 2024.

The post would suit an ECT or an experienced teacher. The successful candidate will be able to teach ICT and Computing to KS3 and 4 with the opportunity to teach KS5 for the right candidate.

Applications must be sent electronically to admin@st-mary.blackpool.sch.uk by midday on Monday 19th February.


The post will involve teaching ICT / COMPUTING to KS3 and KS4, with the possibility of teaching KS5 ICT (Cambridge Technical) or KS4/KS5 Computing (this will depend on the candidates experience and expertise) – the department is well developed and experienced in ICT and Computing and staff can be moved around to cater for the right candidate.

The department is well resourced with Schemes of Work produced collaboratively by the department and all teaching and learning resources are shared through Moodle and Google Classroom. Key stage three schemes of work have recently been re-written and now deliver computing elements well.


The new accommodation consists of an eight classroom learning house that is shared with Maths. 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 ICT / COMPUTING to be explored. There are two dedicated ICT rooms which the department has use of, along with a well-stocked laptop supply for the department to deliver its curriculum.


In line with the Academy Development Plan the key objectives for ICT / COMPUTING this year are:

  • Secure and Raise attainment at KS4 & KS5 in ICT and Computing.
  • Manage changes to the KS5 ICT 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.
  • ICT / COMPUTING Degree/Degree containing substantial ICT / COMPUTING element.
  • Recent professional development/teaching placement relevant to the post.


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

●Be able to write in Python Language ( desired not essential)


  • 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.

The standard contact time for teachers is 26 out of 30 periods per fortnight (23 for NQTs) including a period of PSHE with your form.

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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