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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Religious education

Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS1 to MPS6

What skills and experience we're looking for

Core Duties

1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

  • establish a safe, caring and stimulating environment for our pupils

  • set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions

  • demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of our pupils.

2. Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

  • be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes

  • be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these

  • guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching

  • encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.

3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

  • have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in your subject(s) and curriculum areas

  • demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject Job Description

4. Plan and teach well structured lessons

  • impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time

  • promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity

  • set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired

  • reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching

  • contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within your subject area(s).

5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils

  • know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively

  • have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these

  • demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development

  • have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.

6. Make accurate and productive use of assessment

  • know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements

  • make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’ progress

  • use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons

  • give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback.

7. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

  • have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with our behaviour policy

  • have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly

  • manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them

  • maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.

8. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

  • make a positive contribution to the wider life and Catholic ethos of our school

  • develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support

  • deploy support staff effectively

  • take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues

  • communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and well-being.

What the school offers its staff

The Governors of All Saints Catholic High School, Kirkby are seeking to appoint an inspirational, ambitious and innovative Teacher of RE.

All Saints is a popular and significantly oversubscribed 11 to 18 school in the town of Kirkby and within the borough of Knowsley. All teaching and non-teaching staff at All Saints are committed and dedicated, living out the mission of the school - Love and Justice. As a Catholic school we work to ensure that our pupils receive the best possible education in a caring and loving environment.

In November 2021, OFSTED judged the school as being Good in all areas.

Our school is ready for the next stage of its journey. In Summer 2023 GCSE and Sixth Form results continued to improve. Our pupils, parents, staff and wider community deserve the best. High expectations and aspirations are what we are about. Our school serves a community with high levels of deprivation and as such our school should be a place offering a warm welcome and of love.

This is an exciting and unique time to become part of the All Saints family. The school is on an improvement journey, significantly oversubscribed, financially sound and is ready for its next stage of development.

All Saints Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children. Disclosure of any criminal convictions and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this post. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. The post may not be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure. It is important that an applicant provides the school with upfront disclosure of all unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. A failure to declare the above (that are not subject to the Disclosure and Barring Service filtering) may disqualify an applicant for appointment and may result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.

The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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 All Saints Catholic High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1127 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0151 477 8740

An oversubscribed secondary school in the borough of Knowsley

Arranging a visit to All Saints Catholic High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mmcgowan@allsaintschs.org.uk.

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