Teacher of English

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 30/11/2023 12:00
MPS (M1-M6)
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Schools - Teaching
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Closing date:
30 Nov
Further Information
Beacon of Light School
Beacon of Light
Stadium Park

Teacher of English
MPS (M1-M6)
Full Time

We are currently seeking to appoint a passionate, committed and experienced member of support staff to join us as we continue our journey in supporting the young people of the North East. This appointment will play a vital role in shaping the ethos, vision and values of our school and make a positive impact on our young people, their families, communities, and future. We moved into world-class, purpose-built premises September 2018 and are creating an environment for personalised educational opportunities, where there are highest expectations for all members of the school community - this appointment is key to embedding our aims and aspirations.

The successful candidate will carry out the functions of a teacher in accordance with the Teacher Standards and will teach GCSE English, Functional Skills and PSHE at KS3 and KS4.

In consultation with Curriculum Lead for English & Literacy, plan and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students studying in the department, in accordance with the aims of the school and the curricular policies determined by the Trustees and Principal of the school.

The successful candidate will join a successful MAT where all Academies support each other to the benefit of our pupils and their families. Our Academies also enjoy strong support from an experienced LST central team, based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

LST is a growing multi academy trust in the North East of England, serving children and families in the west of Newcastle, Sunderland and Sedgefield. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive trust that supports every child to develop their talents whatever they may be and to reach their academic potential. It is important that as a learning organisation we adapt and change to the needs of our pupils. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to make sure they can do their very best for children across the Trust’s schools.

With over 5,000 children, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, LST is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded from the Careers section on the Laidlaw Schools Trust website https://www.laidlawschoolstrust.co.uk/72/vacancies-1.

Interested candidates are welcome to tour the school, please contact the Academy office on 0191 563 4818 to arrange a visit. If you wish to have an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Louise Shields on 0191 563 4818.


We offer excellent benefits including access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, discounted and free gym access as well as salary sacrifice schemes such as NHS car lease scheme and cycle to work scheme.

We have recently introduced a healthcare cash plan to support with everyday healthcare costs, access to Perkbox (with a wide variety of discounts and freebies at a range of retailers), financial wellbeing tools and discounted travel schemes.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Thursday 30th November 2023

Candidates who have not been contacted by w/c 4th December 2023 may assume they have been unsuccessful.

Interviews will take place: To be confirmed

Applications should be returned to:


Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

We are an equal opportunities employer strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their commitment to children’s safeguarding. All successful appointments will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a range of other pre-employment recruitment checks.

An online search will be undertaken for shortlisted candidates as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and candidates will have the chance to discuss any issues of concern that may arise during this search at interview.
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This job is closed for applications.