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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    18 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main Pay Range / Upper Pay Range

Job summary

The Governors wish to appoint an excellent classroom practitioner to join our outstanding Creative Arts and Technology faculty. The successful applicant will be joining a large team of subject specialists, with the opportunity to work and develop professionally alongside teachers of Computing, Art and the suite of Technology subjects. This post is suitable for a well-qualified, enthusiastic and passionate teacher of Food Technology who will also be expected to teach effectively across the faculty.

The already-impressive Food Technology suite will undergo a further programme of refurbishment and capital investment this summer, which means that the successful candidate will have enviable, up-to-date resources at their disposal. Until recently, Food Technology was a high-profile subject in school and has been an extremely popular option choice at GCSE. We are now looking for someone with the passion and vision to restore this subject’s popularity and take it to new heights. The successful applicant will also be responsible for creating and delivering an exciting and inclusive co-curricular programme, inspiring students through educational visits, clubs and making strong links with employers.

Penwortham Girls’ High School is a popular, oversubscribed school, graded as outstanding in every category in its last Ofsted inspection. Ofsted recognised the “culture geared towards success and excellence in achievement throughout the school.” The inspectors commented on the “consistently high quality of teaching” whilst noting that “staff are as concerned for students’ personal well-being as they are about their academic success.”

Please note that the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Applying for the job

All applications should be on the Lancashire County Council application form. Completed forms should be accompanied by a letter of application which should be no more than two sides of A4. Please note that whilst CVs can be submitted as additional information they will not be accepted as an application on their own.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
769 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01772 743399

About Penwortham Girls' High School

Penwortham Girls’ High School enjoys a unique status, as the only non-selective, non-fee paying girls’ school in Lancashire. We welcome girls of all abilities, interests and aptitudes, and pride ourselves on our long-standing reputation for academic success. We are a successful school because we have high expectations, promote learning for its own sake and provide every opportunity for personal growth and development.

Importantly, we are specialists in girls’ education, providing a nurturing, supportive and challenging environment where girls excel. At our school, traditional values meet with modern, innovative approaches to learning. We are a forward thinking school that has invested considerably in new technology, ensuring that when they leave us, our pupils are fully equipped for the future. However, equally important are the qualities we instil in the girls. We have developed an environment that supports them as individuals, enabling them to progress to the next stage of their life equipped with a sense of achievement, maturity and self-confidence.

OUR MISSION IS TO PREPARE: Articulate, Questioning, Tolerant, Independent Women for the future

We aim to foster a love of learning and we strive to unlock the potential in every child. We want our students to challenge themselves both inside and outside the classroom, to develop their talents for the future.

Fulfilling every girl’s potential is our common purpose, uniting staff and students in a shared endeavour, informed by an enduring vision. Equally unchanging is our commitment to long-held values still relevant today: all students have the right to an excellent education and they also have certain duties: Our girls are treated with courtesy and respect, and this is expected in return. Most importantly we instil a strong sense of personal responsibility for girls’ own learning and that of their peers. We want our students to take pride in their own achievements and those of others. These core values have underpinned our successes for sixty years and we are confident that they will guide us ever higher in the future.

Arranging a visit to Penwortham Girls' High School

Visits may be arranged prior to application. Please contact either Joanne Bennett or John Ramsdale at school to arrange this.

School location

Cop Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 0SR

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