English Teacher, Derbyshire

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St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary AcademyDerbyshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS - UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and highly motivated Teacher of English to join our busy, hardworking team.

We would like to hear from Teachers who:

• can actively promote the Catholic ethos of the academy

• have the ability to secure high quality student outcomes 

• are dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for all the pupils

• have a sound knowledge and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

• have a thorough understanding of the National Curriculum and KS4 exam context in order to support effective teaching and learning.

St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school situated in the thriving town of Glossop, Derbyshire with excellent commuter links to Manchester, Stockport and surrounding areas.

A smaller than average secondary school, St Philip Howard currently has 480 pupils on roll and is growing rapidly. St Philip Howard is on a journey to outstanding and since the Academy opened in September 2015 has gone from strength to strength. 

Ofsted inspected the Academy in January 2018. Inspectors acknowledged the hard work and commitment of the Senior Leadership Team, Staff and Governors. ‘Leaders have worked tirelessly, often under difficult circumstances, to improve the school. Many significant issues have been addressed, including those associated with finance, staffing and with the structures required for a school to function well. Their actions have been effective and the school has improved.’ (Ofsted January 2018)

The recent Diocesan Canonical Inspection in June 2018 judged the Academy to be a ‘Good Catholic School’. The school is at the heart of a strong community working together to ensure that St Philip Howard is the school of choice in Glossop and the surrounding areas:  

#Team SPH is dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for all the pupils at St Philip Howard. ‘Leaders ensure that pupils experience a full range of experiences outside of the school day. The Catholic ethos permeates the school’s work and pupils have many opportunities to be involved in their community and to support those in need. Pupils fundraise; for example, the gratitude club raises funds for the less fortunate within the local area.’ (Ofsted January 2018) 

#Team English is a strong department and achieves consistently good results. In 2018 they achieved: 

82% - Grade 4 -9

65% - Grade 5-9

30% - Grade 7-9

‘In English, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities and the most able, make the progress they should because of expert teaching.’ (Ofsted January 2018)

Visits to the school are encouraged and appointments can be made by calling Vicky on 01457 653611.

How to apply

For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit https://srscmat.co.uk/vacancies or email vacancies@srscmat.co.uk.

Closing date:   Sunday the 24th February 2019

Interviews:   Week commencing 4th March 2019

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

The Trust will endeavor to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. 

You do not need to be a Catholic to work in our Trust. There are certain reserved positions, which require someone to be Catholic, i.e. CEO, Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Subject Leader/Head of RE and Lay Chaplain but other than that a respect for our ethos and a willingness to participate in what we do is all that is required. 


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More about St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Sunlaws Street, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8DR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1457 853 611
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