English Subject Leader with responsibility for GCSE English Language/KS3, Blackburn with Darwen

Closing date:Expiring today

Witton Park AcademyBlackburn with Darwen

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR 2b
Contract term: Permanent

English Teacher with responsibility TLR2b

At Witton Park, our guiding principles are simple yet powerful:

  • Children come first and are at the heart of all we do
  • Positive relationships underpin all of our work
  • High expectations and no barriers – everybody can achieve


If our principles resonate with you, and you are seeking a new challenge, we’d be delighted to receive your application for the vacancies that have arisen in our highly successful English department.

In this role we are looking for an outstanding classroom teacher, with proven leadership skills. We will support you with extensive CPD opportunities both within the school and across the Trust.

You would be joining a team of colleagues who are passionate about making sure that all pupils enjoy the subject and are focused on securing the best outcomes for our students. We work collaboratively to share good practice, both within the department and across the school as a whole. Being a BSF and Google accredited school; we are very well-resourced with Promethean whiteboards and Chromebooks, with lesson being taught in modern, spacious classrooms.

We are looking for someone who can continue the great results already achieved by the hard work and dedication of pupils and staff in this department. Having secured 76% 9-4, a great deal of our work at KS4 is enhanced by the two members of staff who have current examiner experience with AQA.

The diverse curriculum offered at Witton Park supports a high up take for EBacc and option subjects. Outcomes for pupils in 2016 were judged to be good by Ofsted. We are now likely to be judged outstanding for progress with a progress 8 score of +0.24 in 2016 and a further significant increase to +0.45 in 2017. The Ofsted report and website will give you a flavour for other aspects of the school.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and forward-thinking team, and you have the skills and qualities required, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

How to Apply

Please take the time to view our new website at https://witton.atctrust.org.uk/ prior to applying.

We welcome any requests from candidates wishing to visit the Academy. Please contact Samantha Tomlinson, Head Teachers PA stomlinson@wittonpark.org.uk if you would like this opportunity.

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2019 at 3.00pm. 
Interviews to take place on Thursday 23nd May 2019

Witton Park Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates and appointments will be subject to satisfactory DBS and Employment checks.



More about Witton Park Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Buncer Lane, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6TD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 264551
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Welcome to Witton Park Academy 

A school where we all share the ambition to offer our students the opportunity to achieve their very best, in as many ways as possible.