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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: Full time, the school day is 9:00am - 3:10pm and you will be expected to attend meetings, parents evenings, celebration evenings etc. as and when required

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Unknown

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

A teacher who believes in our Catholic Mission and will celebrate all our successes.

A teacher who puts ‘pupils first’ and who doesn’t accept second best.

A teacher who is ambitious in the best possible sense, and who is committed to pupil progression and excellence.

A teacher who will be part of the longer term future of ensuring St Damian’s continues to be an outstanding Catholic College.

Please see the attached job description and person specification

What the school offers its staff

A Science department that focuses on achieving the best possible pupil outcomes

A Science department where there are committed and dedicated staff and who would warmly welcome another great teacher.

A Science department that thrives on teamwork and developing each other to be the best

A very supportive staff network in college that reflects our Catholic ethos. Senior Leaders who value and appreciate the great staff who work here.

Fantastic pupils who are eager to learn and enjoy coming to school.

Excellent CPD opportunities for all, as we believe strongly in developing our teachers and leaders.

A relatively new ‘fit-for-purpose’ building that is conducive to learning [opened May 2011]

Please also refer to the letter to candidates from the Headteacher, Mr Logue

Commitment to safeguarding

St Damian’s RC Science College is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a professional code of conduct and safe working practices for the protection of staff and students in this school.

All appointments are subject to pre-appointment checks. The interview panel will look at all relevant identification and documentation. In addition, evidence of qualifications/certificates relating to your post and NI number (and eligibility to work in the UK) are required. All appointments will be subject to pre-employment checks.

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About St Damian's RC Science College

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
832 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0161 330 5974

St Damian’s is a heavily oversubscribed Roman Catholic Science College committed to the professional development of staff and promoting the welfare of children. St Damian’s is situated on the Tameside and Oldham border and is widely recognised for the quality of care it provides for all pupils and the professional opportunities afforded to all colleagues.

However, we are not a complacent community and we strive daily to ensure that our great pupils receive the ‘best’ catholic education in terms of academic achievement, faith formation and personal development. This holistic education is at the heart of what we do and who we are. Our pupils achieve excellent outcomes; second best is not the mantra of the fantastic staff at St Damian’s.

Last year was a remarkable year for our small, yet thriving, community. Firstly, we achieved back-to-back Ofsted outstanding [June 2023]. Despite a more robust framework, the community again proved that we deliver the ‘best’ education possible. An excellent report concluded “Pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), feel honoured, safe and happy to be attending this school”. This epitomises our mantra which is ‘start with the child and you won’t go far wrong’. Secondly, we have sustained academic outcomes, which continue to be above National average in all headline measures. In fact, our Progress 8 measure, 0.5, was the best in our history and was defined as ‘well above average’. This is important as it ensures we give our students the best possible chance in life by preparing for their next stages. Thirdly, during 2023 we won a plethora of external accolades including three ‘Secondary School of the Year’ awards, an overall ‘Secondary School of the Year’, and were finalists for ‘Wellbeing’, ‘Mental Health & Wellbeing’, and ‘Community Champion’ awards; all ‘just’ recognition for our achievements and to fulfil our simple vision ‘to be outstanding in all we do’

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