Teacher of English, Kirklees

Closing date:Expiring soon

Spen Valley High SchoolKirklees

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Teacher of English

Salary: MPS/UPS 

(suitable for experienced and newly qualifying teachers)


Required for September 2019 (or sooner)


Governors are seeking to appoint a Teacher of English to join our English department on a permanent basis from September 2019 (or sooner).  We are seeking a colleague who has a good understanding of the challenges our young people face growing up in today’s world yet is aspirational for them and will work hard so they can achieve their very best.  Someone who is committed, shows grit and resilience and will work hard for our students. You need to enjoy working with young people and believe it is a privilege to be a teacher.  A colleague who can take the initiative but who is also a real team player.  You will be fully supported by a committed staff team with a tailored programme of CPD to support your development and drive your career aspirations and goals.  


We are looking for a creative and inspirational individual who can continue to drive improvements and secure outstanding outcomes.  A practitioner who can work with a team of professionals to ensure that students achieve the best possible outcomes. The successful candidate will be an individual with the ability to motivate and inspire our students.   This post is open to experienced teachers and newly qualifying teachers.


Your new school

Spen Valley High School is very proud to be local comprehensive school with a genuinely inclusive ethos. As part of the Spenborough Cooperative Trust it has strong links with other local schools and good community links. Spen Valley is a successful school, having been judged GOOD by Ofsted in January 2017. However, we are not complacent and all stakeholders are committed to working together to ensure that we continue to provide our students with a full educational experience that enables them to become successful adults.


Our exciting future

This is an exciting time to join Spen Valley High School as we build upon our many strengths and develop a truly coherent provision for our students. We were delighted to welcome our new Headteacher in September. She has 17 years’ experience in senior school leadership with the last 7 as a Headteacher.  She is committed to building on our strong foundations as a community school and is determined to improve outcomes for all students and staff. 


We are confident that new teachers joining us will feel welcomed and happy and we encourage prospective applicants to visit school prior to applying.


To have an informal, confidential discussion, to arrange a visit and to find out how to apply, please contact Paula Read at Hays Education on 0113 200 3710 or paula.read@hays.com  


The closing date for all applications is Monday 25th March at 9am

Interviews to be held as soon as possible after this date


All employees are required to promote and actively support the Council’s responsibilities towards safeguarding. 




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More about Spen Valley High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Roberttown Lane, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 7LX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 405451
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