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SEN and Progress Literacy Teacher

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

Temporary for 12 Months, in the first instance

This is a rare and exceptional opportunity to join us in a making a significant difference to the learning of identified students. St Wilfrid’s is an ambitious community of learners, both students and staff, where individuals are valued, supported and developed.

This role will involve working with small groups of identified students to develop, secure and extend their Literacy skills; allowing them further access to the curriculum and increasing the opportunities that are open to them as young adults. The successful applicant will work with groups of SEN students, those identified as needing catch-up and those students whose Literacy level is a barrier to their learning. By building relationships with these students, understanding the challenges they face in the curriculum, helping to support them in closing gaps and tracking their achievement in the sessions you deliver as part of a wider team – you will be instrumental in boosting students’ progress. This post is temporary for 12 months in the first instance, with the potential to consider an extension to the role moving forward. 

As a teacher you will be supported and developed, so that as well as contributing to students’ success, and that of the overall school, you are personally developed in your career.

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) on 01977 691027 or  

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

To apply, please see the attached documents, complete the Application Form and send to Jenny Doherty (Headteacher’s PA) by email: 

Closing date: 3:00pm on Monday, 24th 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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