Learning Leader English, Lancashire

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Sir John Thursby Community CollegeLancashire

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Start date: 01/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS plus TLR1.2 £9664
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Learning Leader of English

MPS / UPS plus TLR 1.2 (£9,664) 

Required from January 2020 

“This is a good school. Pupils are achieving well. Pupils are polite, friendly, wear their uniforms smartly and behave extremely well around school.”  Ofsted June 2016

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly effective and motivated candidate to join a successful and welcoming school to make a real difference to our young people.

Sir John Thursby Community College is an oversubscribed secondary school, housed in a state of the art building with facilities to enable the very best teaching and learning to take place every day. Our students are at the centre of all we do and our staff have a passion for improving the life chances of the young people and the community we serve. We are looking for an exceptional leader who can move the English department to even greater success.

As a department we place an equal emphasis on Language and Literature.  We know how vital literacy is to all subjects and encourage a love of reading in all students. We are looking for a driven and passionate leader with the inspiration, motivation, vision and expertise to:

• To take responsibility for the leadership of the English department

• To ensure that achievement rises in the department by effective analysis of student performance and through the delivery of an appropriate and inspiring curriculum

Further details and application form are available from the college website or Irene Hayhurst (on behalf of the Headteacher) as detailed above.

For application information please:

• download from the ‘vacancies’ section on college website:  www.sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk

• email i.hayhurst@sirjohnthursby.lancs.sch.uk 

• or telephone 01282 682313


Closing date:  9am Tuesday 10th September

Interviews:  To be confirmed


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.




More about Sir John Thursby Community College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Eastern Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2AT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1282 682 313
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