Teacher of English, Blackburn

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Witton Park AcademyBlackburn

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Teachers Scale
Contract term: Permanent

Teacher of English

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and innovative Teacher of English. You will be a key player in the highly ambitious English Faculty and will work with a highly committed team of professionals who are determined to develop the teaching of English for all abilities up to GCSE level. In addition, the role will include participating in the school’s innovative reading curriculum.

We are looking for a creative thinker who is an energetic and a dedicated teacher, who will engage, enthuse and challenge students to achieve their very best in English. You must possess the skills and determination to bring out the best from students by making a significant contribution to our school community.

You will have excellent subject knowledge and be well informed on current educational developments and initiatives. You will work within a well-resourced curriculum area that has significantly improved GCSE results over recent years. Attainment is in line with national averages with progress well above the national average. The English team has worked hard to develop opportunities to enrich learning outside the classroom and a commitment to this aspect would be welcome.

The team are well led and are keen to make further progress. The diverse curriculum offered at Witton Park supports a high up take for EBacc subjects and option subjects. Outcomes for pupils in 2016 were judged to be good by Ofsted. We are now likely to be judged outstanding for progress with a progress 8 score of +0.24 in 2016 and a further significant increase in 2017. The Ofsted report and website will give you a flavour for other aspects of the school. 

We welcome any requests from candidates wishing to visit the Academy. Please contact us on 01254 264551 or by email at aburton@wittonpark.org.uk if you would like this opportunity. (Please note, however, school will be closed for the Easter Holidays from the 24th March to the 8th April inclusive).

Closing date: Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 12.00 noon. Interviews to take place during the week commencing 23rd April 2018

Witton Park Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. References will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates and appointments will be subject to satisfactory DBS and Employment checks.

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More about Witton Park Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Buncer Lane, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 264551
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Welcome to Witton Park Academy 

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