Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 and above

Additional allowances

Additional allowances may be paid to the right candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you looking for a great opportunity to work in a top performing school? We are a friendly, dynamic school where staff are valued and rewarded through career progression. Developing staff is important to us and we have an extensive CPD programme. Bishop Douglass Catholic School is a mixed, independent Academy within the Cardinal Hume Academies Trust and is comprised of approximately 1000 students, aged 11 - 18.The school is in pursuit of excellence and in 2023 the GCSE results placed us in the top 3% of schools in the country for our Progress 8 score.

The successful candidate will have access to an exceptionally well-resourced department that offers a 3-year KS3, positive numbers at GCSE and the choice of two pathways at KS5. In addition, the opportunity to provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities is included in the role, with the appointed candidate expected to maintain the department's high profile across the school.

Working closely with a supportive leadership team, the successful candidate will promote a nature of inclusivity in and fondness for the benefits of studying languages as part of a broad school curriculum.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work within a skilled and dedicated team of colleagues that have a proven track record of raising achievement for all
  • A wide range of professional development opportunities, including NPQ qualifications
  • Experience of working within the Cardinal Hume Academies Trust and working with and sharing good practice across the Trust
  • A focus on staff wellbeing by reducing workload by having excellent behaviour systems in place and support with a range of benefits including access to free Education Support.

Visits to the school are warmly welcome.If you would like an informal conversation about this post or would like to visit the school please email your request to the headteachers PA,

Governors welcome applications from teachers of all faiths who support the school’s ethos.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Bishop Douglass School Finchley

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1020 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 444 5211

We are a comprehensive school located in East Finchley, focused on achieving the very best for our young people whatever their academic starting point. We offer a flourishing, vibrant and enriching environment where learning never stops. This is reflected by our exceptional academic success and our nurturing pastoral care. We achieved 7th in the country for progress at GCSE (DfE 2019). Each child is valued, and we take responsibility for challenging your son or daughter and helping them to fulfil their potential. Every young person is valued as a unique individual. We have an exceptional transition and induction programme for all prospective students. We expect our students to progress into our exceptional sixth form where an unprecedented number of students achieve places at Russell Group universities.

We are immensely proud to lead our school of high achievement, aspirations and expectations for all. Our success is underpinned by a close and inclusive community. This reflects our school mission ‘to be the best we can be, respecting diversity and supporting one another in our community’. The most recent Ofsted inspection states that “Pupils are given many opportunities to foster the skills required for them to take control of their own learning” and our Diocese reports that “Staff at all levels strive to ensure that students flourish and grow into responsible adults, ready to take their place in the world and confident in expressing Christian values in their daily lives.” We provide much philanthropy, volunteering and charity opportunities based on our Catholic ethos and Christian values.

We offer a broad, balanced, deep and knowledge rich curriculum that is ambitious for all our students. The curriculum is bespoke and personalised, tailored to the needs of every child. We have a comprehensive extracurricular programme that enables growth and development beyond the classroom including trips overseas and educational experiences in the UK. We take great pride in allowing our students to reach their potential in all the subjects that they study. Everything we do is set up to help children flourish in a disciplined yet caring environment. We will nurture every child to grow in all aspects and give them care and attention that will enable them to flourish into a well-rounded young person.

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