Teacher of English, Gateshead

Closing date:Expiring today

St Thomas More Catholic SchoolGateshead

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary - Teacher MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3 (£23,720 - £39,406 per annum)
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

St Thomas More Partnership of Schools

Chairman of the Board of Directors: Mr J Hayes

CEO: Mr J Parkinson

St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon, Tyne and Wear, NE21 4BQ

Fixed Term contract for one year, Full Time, commencing 1st September 2019

Salary -  Teacher MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3 (£23,720 - £39,406 per annum)

General Description

St Thomas More Catholic School is looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic individual to teach English. Candidates will be able to work as part of a dedicated team in this ambitious and forward-thinking department and it is essential that candidates have the ability and commitment to develop every pupil to the highest standard. Candidates must possess excellent subject knowledge and creativity to encourage learning for a wide range of young people, and be able to challenge and inspire them.

English Department

St Thomas More Catholic School’s English Department is a dynamic and enthusiastic department with a collaborative approach to teaching and learning within daily practice and future planning. Our approach to our curriculum is underpinned by the level of challenge expected in Key Stage 2 and ensuring a varied, engaging and challenging curriculum supports all pupils in preparing for Key Stage 4 and beyond. Interleaved learning is at the core of our planning.

The department is committed to continually reviewing and updating units of learning and teaching and learning styles, in order to engage students and facilitate achievement. We adopt a range of strategies in the classroom to allow pupils to develop communication skills and become autonomous learners. There are currently 12 members of staff in the department with a wealth of experience, including several teachers with additional whole school responsibilities.

St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon

We have a long tradition for both the academic success of our pupils, and the outstanding behaviour that our pupils routinely demonstrate. In terms of 2018 academic achievements more than 70% of pupils secured a Grade 4  in both English and Maths GCSE. Many students also achieved the very highest grades with 22% of pupils achieving Grades 7 to 9 or its equivalent in all of their subjects.

At Key Stage 5 results continue to demonstrate the success of our curriculum and this has resulted in ensuring that all pupils have a pathway to further education, employment or training. 95% of students were successful through UCAS with 41% of pupils moving on to Russell Group Universities. Our average A Level grade continues to be high at B-.   

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More about St Thomas More Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Croftdale Road, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE21 4BQ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 191 4990111