Teacher of English

Teacher of English – Pay Spine

We are looking to appoint a permanent Teacher of English with effect from Easter 2023 or September 2023 (precise starting date is negotiable based on the working context of the successful candidate).    We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic teacher to join our supportive and high-performing team,  welcoming applications from both NQTs and experienced teachers alike. 

The Elton High School is a significantly oversubscribed school with a tradition of excellence.  We have a history of high achievement with results regularly placing us as amongst the highest performing schools in Bury LA and amongst the top proportion of schools in the country. The successful applicant will be part of a core subject and department team who are a fantastic set of professionals, wholly supportive and collaborative who generate outstanding teaching and learning practice. 

Our most recent Ofsted inspection (February 2022) reiterated the strengths that had been confirmed in the previous report (2017) and are firmly embedded across our school.  The inspection team noted that ‘pupils are proud to attend’ Elton with an established culture of ‘high aspirations for what pupils can achieve’.   Our students achieve well, with the inspectors being particularly impressed with the climate for learning and behaviour of our students – their ‘positive behaviour at all times is characteristic of the respectful culture of this school [and] their positive conduct reflects leaders’ high standards’. 

Recent successes of our school have been based on a relentless focus on teaching and learning. We have a strong system of staff training in place aimed at developing the very best practice while we have a constant focus on ensuring that all of our team feel supported to give of their best and to have a work life balance. We pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to promoting the wellbeing of everyone in our school community. Our teachers enjoy working here, so this is a rare opportunity to join our staff in a key subject area, contributing to our next steps in pushing Elton to realise its potential as one of the very best schools in the Greater Manchester area.

The school has excellent transport links with the M60, M61, M62 and M66 Motorways crisscrossing the area plus the Metrolink Light Rapid Transit system with a fast and frequent service from Bury centre through Manchester city centre to East Didsbury.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

Further details can be provided by our Deputy Headteacher, Ms Sarah Warden and we encourage you to contact her if you wish to arrange a visit to the school or if you need more information via email wardens@eltonhigh.bury.sch.uk

Please visit our website or contact the school for an application pack.

Closing date: 10.00am on Tuesday 7 February 2023.

The Elton High School