Head of Computer Science and Business

St Monica's RC High SchoolManchester

“Jesus Christ is central to our school”

“Pupils, parents and staff say that the school has improved significantly since the appointment of the new headteacher at the start of the year.”

The headteacher and the interim executive board (IEB) have worked tirelessly to improve this school.

“Across the school, leaders and staff have high expectations of what pupils can and should achieve. The headteacher drives this culture of high expectations. He is unrelenting in his vision to improve the school so that all pupils get the highest quality education.”  

(Ofsted December 2019)

The Board of Directors of the St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust seek to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Head of Department for Computer Science and Business to motivate and challenge staff and students in this crucial curriculum area to improve outcomes and life chances for the young people.

This 11-16 Catholic school is located in the area to the north of Manchester.  After a period of challenge the school now rapidly improving.  The school joined the St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Multi Academy Trust on August 1st 2020.

The successful applicant will be offered the opportunity to: 

  • lead a high achieving department with a dedicated staff team.
  • teach keen, committed students who are positive and active learners in a school that has a strong catholic ethos.
  • benefit from professional development that will include support via St Patrick’s Teaching School Alliance and the Headteacher who is a Local Leader of Education.
  • be part of a school that is increasingly popular with parents and the local community; 
  • work with supportive and focused Senior Leaders committed to the development of talented staff into the Middle and Senior Leaders of tomorrow;

We therefore seek an applicant who:

  • is an exceptional practitioner with strong subject knowledge and experience of raising achievement across the age and ability range; 
  • is highly motivated by a belief that the life chances of all young people can be improved; 
  • is a well-qualified, industrious and talented team player who believes in lifelong learning and can help pupils develop the skills and attitudes they will need in their future lives; 
  • possesses the talent, interpersonal skills and range of pedagogical approaches necessary to contribute to the overall success of the staff and team;
  • can demonstrate a strong track record of positive impact to date; 
  • is mentally tough and embraces challenges.

Visit or remote meetings with the Headteacher to St Monica’s prior to submitting an application are recommended and can be arranged by contacting Mrs H Collier, Headteacher’s PA, telephone 0161 773 6436 or email h.collier@stmonicas.co.uk.

St Monica’s RC High School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The school operates a Safer Recruitment policy.  The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date:  Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 10:00am

Interviews to take place:  Friday 26 February 2021 

Further details and CES application forms are available to download from the school website https://www.stmonicas.co.uk/the-school/job-vacancies/.   Electronic submissions should be addressed for the attention of the Chair of the Local Governing Board via h.collier@stmonicas.co.uk. 

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St Monica's RC High School


St Monica's RC High School
Bury Old RoadPrestwichManchesterM25 1JHUnited Kingdom
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http://www.stmonicas.co.uk+44 161 773 6436
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