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Head of Media Studies

St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form College, A Voluntary AcademyWakefield

An extremely rare and exciting opportunity has arisen at St Wilfrid’s as Head of Media Studies. We are seeking a colleague who has the drive and ambition to further develop Media Studies and deliver outstanding progress and outcomes for our young people. As a Middle Leader you will be supported and challenged, so that as well as contributing to students’ success and that of the school, you are personally developed in your career. 

The Media Studies team consists of the Head of Media Studies and 2 English colleagues who also contribute to Media teaching. The team work incredibly hard to ensure that students’ learning, educational experiences and extra-curricular activities are stimulating. Media Studies is a thriving subject which is popular at GCSE and A Level. All GCSE Media Studies students take the AQA qualification; with A Level students taking the OCR qualification. The Department is housed in its own suite of classrooms with a Departmental Office and ICT equipment.

St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth-Form College is a mixed voluntary Academy for 11-18 year olds, based in North Featherstone in West Yorkshire. There are currently 1,534 students in attendance. The school opened in 1963 and has a proud history. We were judged as Good by Ofsted in June 2016; we were also judged as Good by the Diocesan Section 48 Inspection in April 2017.

We are proudly part of the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust which comprises of three Secondary Schools and twelve Primary Schools. 

We can offer:

  • A bespoke CPD programme based on career stage
  • Opportunities for Secondary collaboration within both the Trust and the Diocese
  • Motivated and hard-working students
  • A School which is ambitious and aspirational for all

Visits to the school are welcomed and will follow all appropriate health and safety guidelines.

Informal discussions about the role are welcomed too; please contact Mrs Jenny Doherty, Headteacher’s PA, by telephone: 01977 691027 or email:

Further information about our School can be found by viewing our Virtual Open Day information: and 

To apply for this post, please see the attached documents, complete the Application Form and email it to Jenny Doherty, Headteacher’s PA: 

Closing date: 9:00am on Tuesday, 18th May 2021.

All of our staff uphold the Core Values and Catholic Ethos of the School. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance in line with our Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policy.

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