Two teachers of English Ormskirk School, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Job description

We wish to appoint two talented, dedicated and enthusiastic Teachers of English who can demonstrate their successful track record in raising attainment and pupil aspirations. They should be a role model for effective classroom practice. We are looking for candidates who can offer a positive contribution to enhance our English team at this significant time at Ormskirk School.

Essential educational requirements

Honours degree in the subject area

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
High Standard of literacy and numeracy

Essential skills and experience

Excellent classroom practitioner
Appropriate successful and relevant
teaching experience
Ability to teach across the range of age
and abilities
Experience of target setting and
monitoring progress against targets
Ability to analyse data effectively to
continually drive standards and pupil
outcomes
Evidence of continuing professional
development to improve classroom
performance

Employee benefits

The school has had more than £1million invested in ICT for use in teaching, learning and assessment. We have, with parents’ support, introduced tablet computers for all students in the main school. We have outstanding facilities and excellent students. In common with all other departments, English is well-resourced, particularly with regard to ICT equipment. All classrooms have either an IWB or a digital projector. Bookable iPads are available and the school has full wireless access across the site, remote access to resources and e-mail via the website and a growing use of ICT in learning via techniques such as podcasting.


About Ormskirk School

Ormskirk School was formed in September 2001 as a result of the merger of Ormskirk Grammar School and Cross Hall School. The school is consistently oversubscribed with an admission number of 250. There is significant continual investment in ICT ensuring access to the latest technologies in every classroom. All pupils have access to iPads, with parents’ support the vast majority have their own device for use both in school and home. All teaching staff have personal use of a laptop and iPad. Every classroom has a projector and interactive whiteboards are available in each department. Dedicated ICT suites along with specialist hardware and software in technical and creative subject areas enable inspirational learning experiences. E-learning is viewed as an important part of the school’s drive for educational excellence. The school serves the market town of Ormskirk and its neighbour Aughton, together with the surrounding rural parishes. Latterly the school has attracted increasing numbers of students from beyond its delineated priority area, largely from the neighbouring town of Skelmersdale. The school is a truly comprehensive one and we see this as a strength. The proportion of children receiving free school meals, has doubled in the last five years. We will be committed to excellence in everything we do and, on a daily basis, our goal is “to be the best we can be.” Our overall aim is to ensure that all our students are well educated, resilient, confident, secure, respectful and of smart appearance. My personal mantra is that ‘if it isn’t good enough for our own children, then it isn’t good enough for Ormskirk School and Sixth Form College children either.’ Without exception, our expectations will be the highest, in terms of achievement, attendance, conduct, appearance and manners; we will expect all our students to live up to those expectations.

Address
Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2AT
Phase
Secondary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
Ormskirk School website (opens in a new window)