Job details

Job details
Employer St John Plessington Catholic College
Location Wirral
Salary Mainscale
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Maternity Cover
Job dates
Posted This job has expired
Closing date
Job starts January 2018

TEACHER OF SCIENCE

Salary Scale: Mainscale

Contract: Maternity Cover

Start date:  January 2018

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th November, 12 noon.

The Governors would like to invite applications from excellent practitioners for the post of Teacher of Science at St John Plessington Catholic College.

We have been an outstanding and oversubscribed 11-18 College for more than 10 years. In 2007 and then again in 2013, we were judged by OFSTED to be Outstanding in every category and over this period of time we have been awarded numerous accolades. This has included the prestigious award by the Times Educational Supplement (TES) of “Outstanding Secondary School of the Year” in 2010, Investors in People Gold Award 2013, the TES Award for “Numeracy and Mathematics” in 2013 and were shortlisted for the TES Award for “Literacy and English” again in 2013.

We have been a National Support School since 2009 and have provided extensive school to school support during this time. We became an Academy and an Academy Sponsor in 2012 and a National Teaching School from 2014. We have been part of a Multi Academy Trust (HFCMAT) since 2012 and this currently comprises of a partnership with two other primary academies and a secondary academy (which we sponsor).  

We achieved fantastic examination results in the Summer of 201​7 with a Progress 8 score of 0.68 and 62% A*-C in English and Maths GCSEs; which places us in the top 6% in the country. Our 2016 Sixth Form Level 3 VA score was 0.23, which placed us in the top 12% in the country, and 57% of all A Level/Level 3 awards were at, grades A*, A or B.

OFSTED Inspection – May 2013:

What OFSTED has said about us:

  • The students at St John Plessington are the  jewels in the crown of this outstanding College
  • Behaviour and safety of pupils are outstanding
  • The Leadership and Management are outstanding
  • The achievement of pupils is outstanding
  • The quality of teaching is outstanding
  • Teachers have high expectations of their students
  • The behaviour of students is exemplary. They are happy, safe and have real pride in their College
  • Students value the strong relationships they have with each other and their teachers these relationships, built on a foundation of mutual respect, create an atmosphere where outstanding learning can take place
  • The outstanding leadership of the Head Teacher supported by passionate and determined colleagues is central to the success of the College. They share an unwavering belief that all students can achieve their potential.

What we can offer:


  • A chance to work in a cutting edge, outstanding comprehensive Teaching School 
  • The opportunity to make a significant difference to our children’s lives in an environment that has high aspirations for all.
  • The chance to help shape and develop our other school through collaborative leadership and dynamic interpersonal skills
  • A working environment that is modern and professional 
  • Great experience for those who want to work at the very highest level in education.

For further details about this exciting role and how to apply, please contact: Claire Beckwith on 0151 645 5049 Email: clairebeckwith@stjohnplessington.com or visit our website www.stjohnplessington.com

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

About the employer

We have been an outstanding and oversubscribed 11-18 College for more than 10 years. In 2007 and then again in 2013, we were judged by OFSTED to be Outstanding in every category and over this period of time we have been awarded numerous accolades. Th...

Information about St John Plessington Catholic College
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Locations and contacts

Old Chester Road
Bebington
Wirral
Merseyside
CH63 7LF
United Kingdom
+44 151 6431516