Head of Department / Principal Teacher - English, Lancashire

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Our Lady's Catholic High SchoolLancashire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teacher's Pay Range plus TLR 1c (TLR 1b for suitable candidate)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Ref: 168525 

Our Lady's Catholic High School is a highly successful, oversubscribed 11-16 mixed High School of 900 pupils serving mainly the Catholic community in the north of Preston. In 2018, 77% of students achieved 5 or more standard GCSE passes and a positive Progress 8 score of +0.39. Behaviour and relationships in our school are simply outstanding. This was also confirmed by Ofsted when they recognised our outstanding performance in all four areas of assessment. In 2018 our Section 48 Denominational Inspection also recognised our school as 'An outstanding Catholic School' in all areas. Our teachers use our highly respected and successful system for managing behaviour and relationships called 'Behaviour 4 Learning'. This is supported by a sophisticated system for rewarding pupils for being fit to learn and for commitment to school life.

We are a National Teaching School and are the lead school for the Catholic Teaching Alliance which is a partnership of over 60 Catholic primary and secondary schools and post-16 colleges, with a shared vision and commitment to providing a first class Initial Teacher Training programme and excellent professional development opportunities for practising teachers and school leaders.

Due to the retirement of the previous post holder, we are seeking an experienced, well-qualified, outstanding teacher of English to take on the leadership of the curriculum area of English. Our priority is to appoint an outstanding teacher of English. The successful candidate will also be able to evidence improvements that they have made within their existing English department and also show clear evidence for their further leadership development. This role would be very suitable for a highly talented teacher looking for their first, significant departmental leadership role on a TLR1c. The position is equally suitable for a teacher with a greater level of experience who would be interested in contributing to the work of our Teaching School Alliance and providing support to other schools in the Alliance. Such a candidate may be appointed at TLR1b.

Please note that only application forms obtained from school website will be accepted. Please ensure that all three forms are completed and returned to the school.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

Informal discussion: Please telephone Richard Charnock on 01772 326900.

For further details of this post and an application form please go to: www.olchs.lancs.sch.uk. Return forms to the Headteacher at the school.

Closing date: 20 March 2019 at 12 noon.

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More about Our Lady's Catholic High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: St. Anthony's Drive, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 3SQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1772 326900
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