This job expired on 12 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

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Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



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What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a full-time dynamic, innovative and inspirational teacher with high expectations and a record of getting the best from students to teach Law at St Thomas More Catholic Academy to teach across the 11-18 mixed ability range. A secondary subject of History, Social Sciences, Business Studies or Mathematics would be advantageous. We are looking to secure someone with drive, energy, and a genuine passion for teaching Law.

We warmly welcome applications from ECTs or experienced teachers looking for a new opportunity and from all denominations.

Catholic Ethos

  • To actively promote, and act as a role model of, the Catholic ethos of the school, in accordance with the school mission statement.

Particular Activities

  • To role model excellent standards of teaching and learning.
  • To remain up to date with research and latest developments in the subject area, using this to improve the curriculum and drive up the standards of teaching and learning in the department.
  • To support subject leader to continue to develop the curriculum intent, including sequencing, schemes of learning and wider school links.
  • To support the effective monitoring of and making improvements to the department curriculum implementation, including teaching and learning pedagogy and assessment practice.
  • To lead the literacy curriculum across the school including form time sessions, interventions and wider curriculum links to other departments.
  • To support the Continual Professional Development (CPD) of any department staff, including through demonstration lessons, observations and mentoring of Early Career Teachers.
  • To peer coach colleagues across the department and wider school to ensure high quality teaching.
  • To contribute to the department and whole school CPD based on the most relevant research.
  • To collaborate with external partners
  • To support the subject leader in appraisal of department staff.

Skills & Abilities

  • A love of learning – a motivation for improvement and innovation
  • Ability to use assessment data to inform curriculum changes
  • An ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to challenge and motivate young people
  • High level of personal motivation and drive
  • Initiative and resilience
  • A commitment to making a difference and serve the community
  • High personal credibility
  • Good organisational skills

Professional Experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the subject curriculum across all key stages
  • Excellent classroom practitioner
  • Experience of helping to secure excellent outcomes for students
  • Most up to date research used to inform professional and subject pedagogy
  • Expected level of practice and professional responsibilities as defined by the Teacher Standards
  • Ability to support others to improve their teaching

For more information, please visit https://www.stmca.org.uk/key-information/vacancies/

What the school offers its staff

The school is proud to be able to offer a number of benefits to its employees including:

  • Access to CareFirst 24/7 our EAP confidential support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sick pay
  • Wellbeing forum
  • Termly staff breakfasts
  • Weekly rewards to the employee of the week
  • Continued Professional Development reviewed annually

Commitment to safeguarding

Positions are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointments will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). All appointments made are also subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and Right to Work in the UK.

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About St Thomas More Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1146 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01782 882900

Mixed Catholic Comprehensive

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