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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: 27.5 hours a week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Full-time equivalent

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

Training, qualifications and experience:
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Recognised subject specific degree or equivalent
  • Subject related higher degree
  • Professional development over the last three years in aspects of subject development and pedagogy
  • A successful record as a classroom teacher
  • A successful track record of raising levels of pupil attainment and progress
  • Strong commitment to extra-curricular provision
  • Experience of teaching A-level
  • Effective use of data to inform appropriate actions
Professional knowledge and understanding:
  • Current educational issues especially related to the curriculum at KS3 and KS4
  • Current teaching, learning and assessment issues relevant to the needs of the department
  • Effective strategies for promoting positive pupil behaviour
  • Management of staff, including professional development

What the school offers its staff


Further details about the role

An outstanding opportunity to teach in a flourishing and forward thinking 11-18 single academy where the wellbeing of staff is a priority.

Required for September 2024 for this heavily over-subscribed and successful Church of England Academy, an enthusiastic, able and ambitious teacher is sought to teach Science at key stage 3 and Chemistry or Physics at key stage 4 and 5.

The successful candidate will join a thriving and supportive science team. The Science Department is very successful. All pupils take either two or three science GCSEs and last year 87% of Year 11 students gained at least two GCSE grades 9 - 4. The numbers opting to study science in our outstanding sixth form continues to grow.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Christopher’s CE High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1272 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

St Christopher’s is a highly successful and popular 11-18 co-educational Church of England single academy with 1,300 pupils and students on roll. We are situated in the Lancashire town of Accrington close to the Ribble Valley. Good motorway links mean that Preston, Burnley, Blackburn, Manchester, and North Yorkshire are all within a 30–40-minute car journey. The school is situated in a pleasant setting with views towards Pendle Hill.

Our pupils come from a wide catchment area. Pupils join us in Year 7 from over fifty primary schools, and the sixth form receives students from around thirty secondary schools. We enjoy an enviable reputation, built-up over many years, for providing high quality education for a comprehensive intake of pupils. Our reputation means that we are a popular school, and always over-subscribed. However, we do not allow ourselves to become complacent, always striving for higher standards in all areas. This year, for example, well over 800 applications were received for the 195 on offer. Ten per cent of our pupils are eligible for the Pupil Premium and 3% are from minority ethnic groups.

Our teaching comprises of 80 teachers and 12 teaching assistants. The core Senior Leadership Team is substantively the headmaster, one Deputy Headteacher, one Senior Assistant Headteachers, three Assistant Headteachers, and the school Business Manager.

The school’s commitment to learning extends to staff as well as pupils; there is a well-developed support structure for early career teachers and other new members of staff, and a strong culture of ongoing professional development among our teaching and support staff. We are continually looking to develop and further improve the quality of teaching and teachers are encouraged to think deeply about how pupils learn. Whilst we appreciate the contribution that technology can play in assisting learning, we remain committed to the idea that it is the teacher who makes the difference.

Arranging a visit to Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email c.grimshaw@st-christophers.org.

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