Student achievement and well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Whickham School. We combine outstanding teaching with a rewarding, enriching curriculum which broadens students’ horizons and encourages them to believe in their abilities.
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding English teacher or NQT, who is passionate about the teaching and learning of the subject, and who has the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards across all levels and abilities.
This is an excellent opportunity to join our over-subscribed 11 – 18 school with a vibrant, forward thinking philosophy and a positive, friendly atmosphere. We can offer an exciting opportunity to make a real impact.
In return, we can offer:
- A school that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active role in our journey to become outstanding
- Professional development programmes, with a commitment to support your career ambitions
- An academy which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm
At Whickham School we understand that schools are about people and that staff who are happy and enjoy their work are more productive. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring we provide outstanding CPD and an environment that enables exceptional staff well-being. We will support you in your personal and professional development, enabling you to contribute fully to the creative and dedicated teams of dynamic and ambitious staff you will be joining.
Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1600 students including approximately 300 in the sixth form. Standards are high and in 2016 our Progress 8 score was 0.08 with 5+A*-C including English and maths at 69%. The sixth form is one of the most successful in the region with 53% of grades being A* or A grade.
Behaviour is good at Whickham School and we have eager students who also engage in our wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. Many of our students progress into our 6th form and performance in academic and vocational qualifications in KS5 is a real strength.
If you think you have the passion, energy and drive to help us become even better, please apply. Informal visits are welcome and encouraged.
Please contact Nicola Graham, HR & Administration Manager on (0191 4960026 ext 205) to arrange this.