English Teacher, Bolton

Closing date:Expiring soon

Canon Slade SchoolBolton

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Between £23,720 and £39,406
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Full time posts - Permanent and Maternity contracts

Salary: Qualified teaching pay scale between M1 and UPS3 (£23,720 and £39,406)

Contract start date: 1 September 2019


The Post

Canon Slade School are seeking to appoint more than one teacher to join our English department in this very popular and successful Church of England secondary school of 1,700 students (335 in the Sixth Form).  We welcome applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers who want to achieve amazing things with our great students in our oversubscribed 11-18 school.  Some of our students progress onto Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities each year, as well as gaining prestigious apprenticeships.


We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative team players with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards within a successful department.  The candidates should be excellent classroom practitioners, have enthusiasm for their subject and be capable of teaching English across our full ability range.  There may also be opportunities to teach at Advanced Level, and deliver GCSE Media Studies.  A job description and person specification for this post are attached.  


The Department

The English Department at Canon Slade School has a long record of achieving excellent results across a wide range of qualifications:  GCSE English Language, English Literature and Media Studies as well as Advanced level (English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature combined and Film Studies).  As a department, we are highly qualified and very enthusiastic about passing on our passion for the subject to our students.  As a result, large numbers of sixth form students choose to take on one of our four A level subjects and go on to further study at university.


The department employs a wide range of teaching methods with a firm foundation in traditional and high expectations of achievement and discipline.  The department is made up of individuals with a wide variety of specialisms and prides itself on the diversity of approaches tailored to meet the needs of our pupils. We offer a very well-resourced, wide-ranging and challenging curriculum without being overly prescriptive, and staff are encouraged to generate creative and inspirational lessons.


We take a caring and holistic approach to the whole pupil and endeavour to help them achieve their potential.


Application information

If you are interested in applying, please use the Canon Slade application form which can be downloaded or accessed by clicking ‘apply now’.  This can be emailed to jobs@canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk or sent by post to the school address, marked for the attention of Mrs Karen Hood, HR Officer.  Please do not send CVs as they will not be considered.  Please also write a letter of no more than two sides of A4 to explain why you are the best candidate for this post and what you would contribute to our school, with examples from your recent work if possible.


We will acknowledge all applications by email.  If you do not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


The school has an Equal Opportunities policy.  If you consider yourself to be disabled, please state the nature of the disability, giving details of how we can accommodate these needs should you be selected for interview and subsequently appointed.


In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the details provided in the application form will be used for selection and interview procedures, and for employment records if your application is successful.  Safer Recruitment practice will be followed at all times.


Selected candidates will be emailed (usually within 48 hours of the closing date) to invite them to interview.  Please note that referees will be contacted at this stage of the process.


Prior to taking up the appointment, the successful candidates will be asked to provide documentary evidence (including National Insurance number) showing their entitlement to work in the UK.  We will also carry out an enhanced DBS and declaration of health check.


Closing date: Monday 25 March 2019 at 9.00am

Interview date:  Thursday 28 March 2019




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More about Canon Slade School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Bradshaw Brow, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3BP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1204 333343
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