Teacher of English, Stafford

Closing date:Expiring today

Blessed William Howard Catholic SchoolStafford

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable starting point on MPS or UPS for suitable candidates
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and well qualified teacher of English?  We have a position that is ideal for you.  A vacancy has arisen in our English department. This post offers the chance for a dynamic teacher to begin, or further, their own career journey.

The English department is seeing year on year improvement in outcomes, engaging with other schools in making these improvements. Our English department works alongside other schools in looking to develop its own practice. 

Development of staff is important to us. Our whole school CPD project with the Schools, Students and Teachers network [SSAT] sees all staff working in Teaching and Learning Communities [TLCs] to share best practice; specifically focussed on formative assessment practices. 

Blessed William Howard as a member of the Stafford Sixth Form Partnership (comprising five schools) works with colleagues across the town in developing teaching. Alongside another local school, the partnership schools are involved in a SCITT based in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

The school’s commitment to the development of staff has seen a number of colleagues completing Masters/ professional qualifications in recent years. Support for these is available where a link to the school improvement plan is demonstrated.

English is a popular option at A-level at Blessed William Howard. The department usually offers English Literature, but has, in the past, offered English Language and Literature as well. The ability to teach at A-level would be an advantage. 

There are great opportunities at our school for staff to be involved in the wider life of the school; this includes leading children in charitable work and house competitions as a form tutor in our vertical house system; residential experience with students (e.g. retreats); a highly popular Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme programme; visits to European destinations (modern languages and skiing trips); public speaking competitions, many sports teams and many performing arts opportunities. These experiences have supported many colleagues in their ambition to cross to the upper pay range.

We are supportive of staff – providing access to childcare vouchers as part of the salary scheme, negotiating discounts with our excellent canteen and creating the conditions for staff to feel secure in:

There is a warm atmosphere and the quality of relationships between all members of the school community are a particular strength. Pupils and staff are friendly, helpful, polite and welcoming to visitors.” Diocesan Section 48 Report (December 2017)

Blessed William Howard is a great school. We hope you will come and have a look at what we have to offer you, as well as telling us what you can bring to our school. We look forward to receiving your application. 

You must submit a Catholic Education Service application form for this post. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work in our school is expected to share this commitment.

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting www.crb.gov.uk



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Rowley Avenue, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 9AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1785 244236
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Our school is a successful 11-18 Catholic High School with 839 on roll (110 in the Sixth Form).  Blessed William Howard Catholic High School has been providing secondary education in the heart of Stafford for over 50 years. 

We serve the Ca...