Teacher of Religious Education (Maternity Cover), Blaydon, Tyne and Wear

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St Thomas More Catholic SchoolBlaydon, Tyne and Wear

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Start date: 1st January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teacher MPS 1-6, UPS 1-3 (22,917 - £38,633 per annum)
Contract term: Maternity Cover

St Thomas More Catholic School is looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic individual to teach English. Candidates will be able to work as part of a dedicated team in this ambitious and forward thinking department and it is essential that candidates have the ability and commitment to develop every pupil to the highest standard. Candidates must possess excellent subject knowledge and creativity to encourage learning for a wide range of young people and be able to challenge and inspire them.   

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our pupils this year.  

At GCSE  47% of Year 11 achieved grade 5 or above in both Mathematics and English, and more than 70% secured a grade 4  in both subjects.   This is reflective of the proportion of curriculum time allocated to these two subject areas.   Pupils achieved highly in Religious Studies, an area we are particularly proud of, with 78% achieving a grade 5 or above and 38% achieving a grade 7 to 9.   Our number of grade 9s stands at  91 across the school, with 11 of our pupils achieving grades 8 or above in all of their subjects.  Special praise must go to those pupils who averaged grades A / A* or 9 - 7 across all of their subjects - an accomplishment achieved by 22% of our pupils. 

Key Stage 5 results continue to demonstrate the success of our curriculum - ensuring that all pupils have a pathway to further education, employment or training.  Our average A Level grade continues to be high, currently sitting at B-, with 100% pass rate across our suite of A Level Qualifications.   We continue to do exceptionally well with Applied General Qualifications with 93% of grades at Distinction or above.   95% of UCAS progression was successful, with 41% of pupils moving on to Russell Group Universities including 3 medics and 2 Oxford placements.  

St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon 

St Thomas More Catholic School is a highly successful and high performing 11-18 Catholic comprehensive school with 1518  pupils on roll, with 297 in the sixth form. The school was awarded Teaching School status in 2001 and was described as an “outstanding school” in its October 2013 OFSTED inspection. 

Head Teacher:   Mr. J. Parkinson

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More about St Thomas More Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Croftdale Road, Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE21 4BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 4990111