• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    6 May 2021 at 12:01pm

  • Date listed

    22 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
French, Spanish
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (Maternity Contract)
£25,714 - £41,603 (MPS1 - UPS3)

Job summary

The Governors of St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School wish to appoint an inspirational linguist to join our MFL Department. The successful applicant will be required to teach Spanish to GCSE level. French and Spanish are taught throughout the 11 – 16 age range and at all levels and ability - at KS4 we follow the AQA specification.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate who is passionate about their subject; someone who will thrive on collaboration and teamwork; a committed professional with high levels of personal motivation and ambition. In essence, someone who really wants to make a difference

Employee benefits

We offer a bespoke CPD programme, research and development, links and networks with other outstanding schools as well as a plethora of extra-curricular and cross-curricular working opportunities.

Close links to all surrounding areas of Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington via the M6 motorway network and East Lancs.

Free on site car parking.

A highly committed and dedicated workforce with excellent resources and support.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
1212 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01942 728651

About St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield

Established in 1961, St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School has a proud history. We are a mixed, voluntary-aided Catholic secondary school for pupils aged 11-16, located in Ashton-in-Makerfield, near Wigan in Greater Manchester. The pupil roll is 1,200 and we are over-subscribed year on year due to the excellent reputation the school holds within the community.

St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School is committed to providing an education rooted in Gospel values, inspiring pupils to make the world a better place. “Prepare the way of the Lord” is the school motto.

St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School provides an environment for learning that is safe, supportive, caring and encourages life-long learning. The key values that are upheld are Education, Discipleship, Mission, Understanding, Nurture and Dignity.

Our students often refer to us as their second family as they feel nurtured in the environment provided for them and whilst educational attainment is crucial, we firmly believe that the development of the whole child is the mission of the school and gives all of our pupils the best chance to lead fulfilled and prosperous lives.

We seek to offer a curriculum that meets the needs of all, as we recognise that every young person is uniquely talented. Each pupil is provided with a personalised pathway and understands that this gives them the best chance of achieving their individualised goals. The technology provided to subject and pastoral teachers is the conduit for a structured framework to support and guide pupils along these pathways, using easily accessible data.
In addition to formal lessons, pupils engage in activities that reinforce our Catholic ethos such as form prayers, weekly collective worship, class masses, whole school masses, daily morning prayer, spirituality lessons and much more.

The theme of all that we do with our community of young people is to encourage them to put their faith and beliefs into action and strive to make the world a better place.

We know that St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School is a great place to work and our staff retention figure reflects this. We are a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for the betterment of young people on every level. We are also passionate about our work-life balance, encouraging wellbeing and mindfulness at every opportunity.

We are blessed with a dedicated and hard-working staff who have retained our status as a high quality provider of education over many years. Our staff community is incredibly supportive of each other and our personalised CPD programme means that everyone’s career development is supported in a way that is specific to them.

For teaching colleagues who join our school, regardless of experience, there is a strong and supportive framework of induction. Also for those new entrants to teaching, there is a mentoring programme to ensure that qualified teacher status is achieved. We have strong links with the development of new teachers as St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School is the lead school within the Wigan & West Lancashire Catholic Schools Direct programme. This is carried out in partnership with Liverpool Hope University, an accredited teacher training institution.

Arranging a visit to St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield

If you would like to learn more about either our school or this vacancy, please visit the school website – www.arrowsmith.wigan.sch.uk from where you can download the CES application forms. Alternatively, please contact Mrs P Lennon, Clerk to Governors via email PLennon@arrowsmith.wigan.sch.uk or by telephoning the school number on 01942 728651 x2223.

Completed application forms must be returned to: Mr M J Dumican, Headteacher, St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF or via email to: recruitment@arrowsmith.wigan.sch.uk. 

School location

Rookery Avenue, Wigan, Lancashire, WN4 9PF

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