Pleckgate High School

Blackburn with Darwen, United Kingdom

Location: Blackburn with Darwen, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Pleckgate High School

Message from the Head Teacher

“Pupils enjoy learning and are kind to each other. They feel happy and safe and part of a caring community and trust staff to support them when they need it”.  Ofsted 2023

Dear Candidate,

We are a large secondary school, part  of the Education Partnership Trust (EPT), situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn.  Our school community is made up of 1350 students and 180 staff with excellent facilities to benefit both the school and local community.  Pleckgate High School is a thriving multicultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do.

At Pleckgate everyone is committed to providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our students.  At the heart of the school's work is a commitment to high quality teaching and learning and achievement for all: for our students to be safe, happy and successful developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens who participate fully in school life and are proud of their achievements.  Every pupil at Pleckgate is encouraged to have ambitious goals and everybody is responsible for creating a culture of high expectations and academic excellence.  Our most recent  Ofsted report, March 2023, positively reported “Leaders and staff have high expectations & set high standards for staff & pupils’”.  A copy of our full report is available from the school website.

We are proud of our achievements - our ambitious curriculum, our examination success, opportunities for pupils' personal development, our charity work and our community involvement.  Ofsted also commented, “Subject curriculums are expertly designed with a careful selection of the most important knowledge for pupils”.  We are committed to the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning alongside the highest possible academic, personal and moral standards. This commitment is built upon a shared belief in hard work, self-reflection and a culture of respect and support for others.

We are significantly oversubscribed and pupils achieve positive outcomes at Pleckgate.  We are proud of how staff support pupils in achieving success both academically and through sport.

As a staff member of Pleckgate High School, you will be able to take advantage of the staff benefits, available through the EPT, which includes access to both the Simply Health and Discount for Teachers schemes. We also have an Associate member of our Senior Leadership Team whose role is to work with our staff on staff wellbeing, working to ensure you have a balanced home and work life-style.

If you have any questions about our school, or the role itself, please don't hesitate to get in touch and please visit our school website to get a flavour of what we have to offer.

Yours sincerely

Aishling McGinty

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Address: Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 8QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 249134
Positions available at Pleckgate High School