Teacher of English, Manchester

Closing date:

St Monica's R.C. High SchoolManchester
Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £24,373 - £40,490 per year (main scale to upper pay spine)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

“Jesus Christ is central to our school”

“Pupils, parents and staff say that the school has improved significantly since the appointment of the new headteacher at the start of the year.”

The headteacher and the interim executive board (IEB) have worked tirelessly to improve this school.

“Across the school, leaders and staff have high expectations of what pupils can and should achieve. The headteacher drives this culture of high expectations. He is unrelenting in his vision to improve the school so that all pupils get the highest quality education.”  

(Ofsted December 2019)

The Executive Board of St Monica’s RC High School is seeking a dynamic and inspirational Teacher of English who has a flair for working with young people.  This post is permanent and would be suitable for those teachers new to the profession or for more experienced teachers.


This 11-16 Catholic school is located in the area to the north of Manchester.  After a period of some turbulence, the Executive Board and the newly appointed Headteacher are fully committed to continuing the rapid improvement which is already taking place.  

The successful applicant will be offered the opportunity to: 

  • teach keen, committed students who are positive and active learners in a school that has a strong catholic ethos.
  • benefit from professional development that will include support via St Patrick’s Teaching School Alliance and System Leaders;
  • be part of a school that remains popular with parents and the local community; 
  • work with supportive and focused Senior Leaders committed to the development of talented staff into the Middle and Senior Leaders of tomorrow;

We therefore seek an applicant who:

  • is an exceptional practitioner with strong subject knowledge and experience of raising achievement across the age and ability range; 
  • is highly motivated by a belief that the life chances of all young people can be improved; 
  • is a well-qualified, industrious and talented team player who believes in lifelong learning and can help pupils develop the skills and attitudes they will need in their future lives; 
  • possesses the talent, interpersonal skills and range of pedagogical approaches necessary to contribute to the overall success of the staff and team;
  • can demonstrate a strong track record of positive impact to date; 
  • adopts a “can do” approach to the job, and a commitment to continuing personal development in the role.


Visits to St Monica’s prior to submitting an application are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Mrs H Collier, Headteacher’s PA, telephone 0161 773 6436 or email h.collier@stmonicas.co.uk.

St Monica’s RC High School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The school operates a Safer Recruitment policy.  The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date:  Friday, 27 March 2020 at 12:00 pm

Interviews to take place:  Wednesday, 1 April 2020 

Further details and CES application forms are available to download from the school website https://www.stmonicas.co.uk/the-school/job-vacancies/.   Electronic submissions should be addressed for the attention of the Chair of the IEB via h.collier@stmonicas.co.uk

More about St Monica's R.C. High School
Address: Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1JH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 773 6436