Walton-le-Dale High School is a school with a very distinctive ethos. Owing to the retirement of a long-serving member of staff, we are seeking a strong English teacher who is focused on brilliant teaching and learning with excellent pedagogical and subject knowledge to join our well-established English departmental team.
We are a relatively small school which gives us a distinctive atmosphere. Many visitors comment on the warmth and friendliness of the school. It is a school where the students and staff know each other well. Our smaller size allows us to see each child as an individual and to cater for them individually. We are proud to be one of only a few secondary schools in Lancashire with the Inclusion Mark, first achieved in 2008 and renewed several times since. We currently have Flagship status for the Inclusion Mark and this reflects the importance of this to our ethos.
This is, and will continue to be, a student-centred school. Everything we do must have the interests of our students at the heart of it. The strengths of Walton-le-Dale lie in the relationships within the school. Our challenge is to ensure that we make use of these strong relationships to get the best out of our students in terms of achievement. However, a great education is more than exam results and I believe our success is also reflected in the way our students turn out after 5 years at Walton-le-Dale. Everyone in the school works hard to make this happen.
The English department is very strong indeed. A capable team of specialist staff has focused on teaching and learning in English and we are looking forward to continued positive outcomes over the coming years. English has a high profile in the school and the department is well-liked and respected by students.
There is a very talented team of staff across the school – all staff, not just teachers. They are incredibly supportive of each other, both in a personal and professional sense. Lesson planning is often shared and cross-department sharing of expertise is also common. Individual continuing staff professional development is a priority for us, underpinned by a core belief that individuals matter and that the strength of any school is based on the quality of its staff. We seek to operate as a community of trusted, highly skilled professionals.
You will receive high quality support and encouragement from Governors, myself, the senior leadership team and the English department. If you feel you are up to this challenge and believe you have the same educational philosophy as us we would welcome an application. If not, I wish you good luck in your future career.
Pay range: M1 £25714 – UPS3 £41604
Closing Date: Friday 9th April 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 21st April 2021
Walton-le-Dale High School