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Teacher of English

Are you looking for a great opportunity to work in a top performing school? We are a friendly, dynamic school where staff are valued and rewarded through career progression. Developing staff is important to us and we have an extensive CPD programme. Bishop Douglass Catholic School is a mixed, independent Academy within the Cardinal Hume Academies Trust and is comprised of approximately 1000 students, aged 11 - 18. The school is in pursuit of excellence and in 2019 the GCSE results placed us 7th in the country for our Progress 8 score.

Your passion for English and your excellent subject knowledge will enable you to make a significant contribution to the English department. Our GCSE results are significantly above the national average. A level English is also taught. You will be able to motivate and teach pupils across the age and ability range and be committed to raising attainment. The post would suit a committed individual who wants to make a difference and help all our students to achieve the highest possible standards. NQTs are welcome to apply. A responsibility allowance may be available for an experienced candidate.

What we can offer you: 

• The opportunity to work within a skilled and dedicated team of colleagues that have a proven track record of raising achievement for all

• A wide range of professional development opportunities, including NPQ qualifications

• Experience of working within the Cardinal Hume Academies Trust and working with and sharing good practice across the Trust

• A focus on staff wellbeing by reducing workload by having excellent behaviour systems in place and support with a range of benefits including access to free Education Support.

Governors welcome applications from teachers of all faiths who support the school’s ethos.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to clearance of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For more information about the school please visit our website 

Visits to the school are warmly welcome. If you would like an informal conversation about this post or would like to visit the school please email your request to the headteachers PA, at 

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th March 2023 at 9am.

Start Date: September 2023


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