Maths Teacher, Blackburn with Darwen

Closing date:Expiring today

Pleckgate High SchoolBlackburn with Darwen

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Dear Candidate,

Applications are welcome for the position of mathematics teacher at Pleckgate High School, a high performing academy with Progress 8 scores of +0.40 in 2017 and +0.1 in 2018. This is a special opportunity for an outstanding, ambitious and dynamic teacher to join the school during the most exciting new phase of its journey to outstanding. You will play a vital role in taking the department and school forward on the next stage of our journey.

We are a large secondary school situated on the northern outskirts of Blackburn with Darwen, comprising of 1100 students and 200 staff with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community.

Pleckgate High School is a thriving multi-cultural community that places the best interests of young people at the heart of everything we do. Pleckgate is a rapidly improving 11 – 16 high school with outstanding, state of the art facilities. We are also an academy under the sponsorship of the Education Partnership Trust (EPT).

At Pleckgate everyone is committed to providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our students. At the heart of the school’s work is a commitment to high quality teaching and learning and achievement for all: for our students to be safe, happy and successful developing as individuals into caring, responsible citizens who participate fully in school life and are proud of their achievements. The students, as you will see for yourself should you visit us, are happy, articulate, hard-working and very positive about the school. They are an asset to our community, are incredibly friendly and want to receive a high quality education and to be successful. In addition, we have a highly committed, talented team of teaching and support staff who are both enthusiastic and passionate about providing the students in our care with an exceptional education.

Every student at Pleckgate is encouraged to have ambitious goals and everybody is responsible for creating a culture of high expectations and academic excellence. We are proud of our achievements – our examination success, our extra-curricular programme, our charity work and our community involvement. We are committed to the pursuit of outstanding teaching and

learning alongside the highest possible academic, personal and moral standards. This commitment is built upon a shared belief in hard work, self-reflection and a culture of respect and support for others.

You will be joining a high performing, outstanding department with many strengths and successes.

These strengths include:

• Maths results with an overall positive Progress 8 score of +1.0 in 2017 and +0.6 in 2018.

• Progress of the most-able in mathematics that is in the top 1% of students nationally.

• A track record of delivering the highest outcomes for students and a local and national reputation for excellence.

• A hard working and motivated students and a committed body of teacher and support staff.

If you have any questions about our school, or the role itself, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and please visit our school website www.pleckgate.com to get a flavour of what we have to offer.

Mark Cocker



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 8QA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 249134
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