Teacher of English (Maternity Cover), Blackburn with Darwen

Closing date:

St Wilfrid's Church of England AcademyBlackburn with Darwen

Date posted:
Start date: February 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint an excellent practitioner to improve the English levels of our learners to work within our high achieving, experienced learning area. This is an exciting time to join St Wilfrid’s. We are eager to invest in our staff to ensure we are outstanding in all we do.                   

As an Academy we are forward thinking, yet hold tight to firm educational values which brings about examination success. We have recently launched a 1:1 mobile device scheme where every pupil in KS3 has their own iPad. This innovation alongside an Immersive classroom space and iMac suite ensures teaching staff have the opportunity to utilise technology to inspire, enthuse and capture learning to bring about success.  

The successful applicant will work within an enthusiastic team to instill a passion for English in learners at Key Stage 3 & 4 through high quality learning and teaching and the sharing of practice within the learning area. There may also be the opportunity to teach at KS5. This post offers an excellent opportunity to join an experienced and supportive learning area. A comprehensive CPD programme supports staff at all stages of their career.  

We run a very successfully NQT programme, working in partnership with a local Teaching School, and frequently run National College programmes to support staff who aspire to Middle and Senior Leadership positions.  

The successful applicant will: 

  • be a committed, highly-competent, reflective and resilient individual 
  • have a sense of humour and good inter-personal skills 
  • have excellent communication skills 
  • strive to be an outstanding practitioner in the classroom 

St Wilfrid’s is a popular and oversubscribed 11-18 Church of England Mark 2 Academy, committed to providing an excellent education, both academic and social, within a Christian context. It is located close to the Ribble Valley and has excellent road links with the M6, M61 and M65.  

We are: 

  • an Academy where results exceed the national average 
  • highly resourced with purpose-built facilities 
  • a caring community where standards are high and students thrive 
  • an Academy driven by strong values with a Christian ethos which permeates all levels Contact information 

For further information and informal discussion about the post or to arrange a visit, please contact the Academy. 

Closing date: noon on Friday 20th October 2017

Full details are available on the Academy website, or by email from cholt@saintwilfrids.com. Alternatively, please contact the Academy office on 01254 604000 who can provide an application pack. 

Potential applicants should note that a full DBS check will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake training in the Academy’s Child Protection and safeguarding procedures on appointment.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Duckworth Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2JR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 604 000
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