Teacher of Learning Support (Maternity Cover), Blaydon, Tyne and Wear

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

St Thomas More Catholic SchoolBlaydon, Tyne and Wear

Date posted:
Start date: 01/01/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teacher MPS 1-6, UPS 1-3 (23,720 - £39,406 ( per annum)
Contract term: Maternity Cover

The Governors’ wish to appoint an enthusiastic, caring, creative and committed teacher of Literacy to join a forward-thinking Learning Support department. You will be a strong classroom practitioner with high expectations, who has the ability to offer high quality teaching and support to our students in a variety of settings. An essential part of the role will be to motivate and stimulate students with a range of learning difficulties, enabling them to reach their full potential. Responsibilities will include teaching English to the support set and also include preparing, organising and delivering individual programmes to students that require specific intervention on their journey towards functional literacy. Primary and Secondary experience considered.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our pupils this year.  

At GCSE  47% of Year 11 achieved grade 5 or above in both Mathematics and English, and more than 70% secured a grade 4  in both subjects.   This is reflective of the proportion of curriculum time allocated to these two subject areas.    Our number of grade 9s stands at  91 across the school, with 11 of our pupils achieving grades 8 or above in all of their subjects.  Special praise must go to those pupils who averaged grades A / A* or 9 - 7 across all of their subjects - an accomplishment achieved by 22% of our pupils. 

Key Stage 5 results continue to demonstrate the success of our curriculum - ensuring that all pupils have a pathway to further education, employment or training.  Our average A Level grade continues to be high, currently sitting at B-, with 100% pass rate across our suite of A Level Qualifications.   We continue to do exceptionally well with Applied General Qualifications with 93% of grades at Distinction or above.   95% of UCAS progression was successful, with 41% of pupils moving on to Russell Group Universities including 3 medics and 2 Oxford placements.  

St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon 

St Thomas More Catholic School is a highly successful and high performing 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school with 1522  pupils on roll, with 295 in the sixth form. The school was awarded Teaching School status in 2011 and was described as an “outstanding school” in its October 2013 OFSTED inspection. 

Head Teacher:   Mr. J. Parkinson

Applications will close at noon on Thursday 13th December at 12.00 noon.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Croftdale Road, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE21 4BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 4990111