Lead Practitioner in English - Required Easter 2018

St Damian’s is a heavily oversubscribed Roman Catholic Science College which is committed to the professional development of staff and promoting the welfare of children.  We are seeking a well qualified, enthusiastic and innovative Lead Practitioner of English.  This post would also be suitable for an experienced practitioner or a teacher with a TLR role/responsibility.  The person we are looking for will further develop and accelerate progress in English and raise attainment.

You will be committed to enthusing children of all abilities, be passionate about teaching and learning and will be supportive of the College’s Catholic ethos. It is a very exciting time to be joining the St Damian’s community.   In November 2017 we were judged to be Outstanding in all categories and our August 2017 results were the best in our history.  Figures show that St Damian’s was the top school in Tameside in many measures including % of pupils achieving 4+ in English and Maths and % of pupils achieving 5+ in English and Maths.  Furthermore, our standard Ebacc was 61% with a strong Ebacc figure of 49%.

St Damian’s is situated on the Tameside and Oldham border and is widely recognised for the quality of care it provides for all pupils and the professional opportunities afforded to all colleagues.  The College is committed to safeguarding children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. 

CES application forms can be downloaded from www.cesew.org.uk and below;

Headteacher's Letter to Applicant

Job Description & Person Spec.

CES Application Form (PDF) (MS Word)

CES Notes to Applicants (PDF) (MS Word)

CES Recruitment Monitoring form (PDF) (MS Word)

CES Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure (PDF) (MS Word)


Completed Applications should be returned to the school F.A.O Mr S Logue, Headteacher


Closing Date for Applications; 12 noon, Friday 2nd February 2018

Interviews will take place w/c; Monday 5th February 2018.