Teacher of English, Whickham

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Whickham School and Sports CollegeWhickham
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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £23,720-£39,406
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Fixed term - January 2019 until July 2019

Monday - Wednesday each week

Student achievement and well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Whickham School. We combine outstanding teaching with a rewarding, enriching curriculum which broadens students’ horizons and encourages them to believe in their abilities. 

We are seeking to appoint a talented English teacher, who is passionate about the teaching and learning of the subject, and who has the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards across all levels and abilities.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our over-subscribed 11 – 18 school with a vibrant, forward thinking philosophy and a positive, friendly atmosphere. We can offer an exciting opportunity to make a real impact.

In return, we can offer:

  • A  school that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active role in our journey to become outstanding
  • Professional  development programmes, with a commitment to support your career ambitions
  • An academy which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm

At Whickham School, we understand that schools are about people and that staff who are happy and enjoy their work are more productive. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring we provide outstanding CPD and an environment that enables exceptional staff well-being. We will support you in your personal and professional development, enabling you to contribute fully to the creative and dedicated teams of dynamic and ambitious staff you will be joining.

Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1500 students including approximately 250 in the sixth form, which is one of the most successful in the region with over 62% of grades being A*-B grade in the 2018 exams. This is an opportunity to work in a passionate, committed faculty consisting of twelve teachers including a Lead Practitioner and an Assistant Headteacher for CPDL. The English Faculty received specific praise within our recent Ofsted report, reflecting the relentless drive to further improve results for the young people in our care.

Behaviour is good at Whickham School and we have eager students who also engage in our wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. Many of our students progress into our 6th form and performance in academic qualifications in KS5 is a real strength.

If you think you have the passion, energy and drive to help us become even better, please apply. Informal visits are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Nicola Graham, HR & Administration Manager on (0191 4960026 ext 205) to arrange this.

If successful you will have to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure.

Interviews will be held on: W/C 19th November 2018


We are able to offer a full time role if you have the ability to teach another subject in addition to being able to teach English to A'Level and we do have an advert stating that running  parallel to this one. 



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Address: Burnthouse Lane, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, NE16 5AR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 4960026