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Job details

Job details
Employer Sir John Thursby Community College
Location Burnley, Lancashire
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 1st September 2017


MPS/UPS       Full Time

"This is a good school. Pupils are achieving well. Pupils are polite, friendly, wear their uniforms smartly and behave extremely well around school; strong teaching in maths and English."              Ofsted June 2016 

We wish to appoint an excellent teacher to join our English faculty and we are determined to ensure every student exceeds expectations.  Our new building ensures that our students and staff have the best learning environment in which to achieve our aims.  We view the professional development of all staff as a priority and our innovative ‘Learn Together’ initiative enables all staff to be on our outstanding teacher programme. We have an excellent record of supporting staff development. 

English results are good and improving further and our Progress 8 is the best in the area at +0.23. English Results 2016: 69% A* - C, 78% achieving 3 LOP, 30% 4 LOP. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to contribute to our work and benefit from an excellent environment where teachers are encouraged to progress their careers with us. 

We are looking for a teacher who shares our drive and passion to inspire our students with their love of their subject and the motivation to ensure every student achieves through:

•Outstanding classroom practice and an ability to engage all young people.

•Experience as an examiner, which would be an advantage

•A commitment to contribute to our enrichment programme

  • The ability to motivate students of all abilities to achieve their full potential

 •A passion and commitment to raise standards and achievement.

 •The ability to work and contribute as part of a team. 

•Commitment, resilience, patience, hard work and a good sense of humour.

 •The willingness to do what it takes to achieve a goal. 

The successful candidate will fully embrace our ethos of ‘Pride Respect Success’ whilst bringing fresh ideas that will build on current strengths and achievements. We welcome application from applicants at all stages of their career.  

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

For an application pack please: 

 • telephone 01282 682313

 • or email 

 • or download from the college website:  

Closing date:  9am Monday 26th June  2017   Interviews:  TBC  

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.