Job details

Job details
Employer St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy
Location Blackburn with Darwen
Salary MPS/UPS
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Maternity Cover Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Posted Ad expiring in 2 days
Closing date
Job starts February 2018

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.

About the employer

Information about St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Church of England
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Locations and contacts

Duckworth Street
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB2 2JR
United Kingdom
+44 1254 604 004