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Teacher of English

Witton Park AcademyBlackburn with Darwen

Teacher of English required at Witton Park Academy

January 2021 start

Suitable for NQTs

Salary: MPS/UPS

Location: Blackburn

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed term - two terms

At Witton Park, our guiding principles are simple yet powerful:

● Children come first; they are at the heart of all we do

● Positive relationships underpin all of our work

● High expectations and no barriers – everybody can achieve.

If our principles resonate with you, and you are seeking a new challenge, we’d be delighted to receive your application for the vacancy that has arisen in our highly successful English department. We are looking for an outstanding classroom practitioner to take-up the post as Teacher of English within our strong and committed team.

This role requires an energetic and dedicated individual, who can make a significant contribution to our school community by engaging and enthusing students to achieve their very best in English. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate impact on student progress, have excellent subject knowledge, be confident teaching KS3 & KS4 and be well-informed on current educational developments and initiatives. The role will also include a small responsibility for some teaching of KS3 drama.

You should be an ambitious and dedicated professional who is able to work effectively as part of a team. A willingness to promote extra-curricular activities and support learning outside the classroom will also be required.

You would be joining a team of colleagues who are passionate about ensuring that all pupils enjoy the subject and are focused on securing the best outcomes for our students. We work collaboratively to share good practice, both within the department, across the school as a whole, and as a multi academy trust. Being a BSF and Google accredited school, we are very well-resourced with Promethean whiteboards and Chromebooks, with lessons being taught in modern, spacious classrooms.

The mission statement for English is: ‘To promote an enjoyment of English by developing skills through life lessons, which enhance cultural capital for a life beyond the classroom.’

We are looking for someone who can continue the great results already achieved by the hard work and dedication of pupils and staff and someone with an excellent track record of leading excellence and innovation within a department. Our English curriculum offer is based around some key principles: to promote and teach students about the power of vocabulary – written and spoken , to break mindset poverty, to have empathy and morality by widening perspectives in order to make rational and informed judgements and to provide stimulating and enriching life lessons and cultural capital by building an awareness of, and opinions on, societal issues. If this curriculum offer sounds like something you could enhance or contribute to we would welcome your application.

At Witton Park, we are looking for someone who can continue the great results already achieved by the hard work and dedication of pupils and staff in this department. Having secured 76% 9-4 (2019/20), a great deal of our work at KS4 is enhanced by the two members of staff who have current examiner experience with AQA.

The diverse curriculum offered at Witton Park supports a high uptake for EBacc and option subjects. Outcomes for pupils in 2016 were judged to be good by Ofsted. The Ofsted report and website will give you a flavour for other aspects of the school.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and forward-thinking team, and you have the skills and qualities required, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please take the time to view our new website at prior to applying.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Mr A Burton Headteacher via email

Closing date for applications 9.00am on Friday 6th November 2020

Interview Date - Tuesday 10th November 2020

Achievement through Collaboration 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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