We are proud to be part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, a family of secondary, middle, primary and first schools in Durham, Gateshead, Northumberland and Sunderland. Bishop Wilkinson is the largest catholic education trust in the North East of England, which will be a total of 48 schools. This is an exciting time to join our supportive, and growing team.
In 2019, St Joseph’s Catholic Infant and Junior Schools were federated, to form one community. The federated schools were the only school in Gateshead LA to have been selected as part of the DfE 2022 Rebuild Programme. Consequently, we hope to have a new school site within the next three years, which seeks to bring together the two school communities, to form one family.
We pride ourselves on the warm, family atmosphere we provide for our children. The uniqueness of our small community means that every member of staff knows every child well and this enables us to develop very strong relationships with all of our families. The senior leadership team are unashamedly ambitious for the schools.
We are seeking to appoint a teacher who:
is an exceptional classroom teacher with a proven track record
possesses a thorough knowledge of the full primary curriculum from design to delivery
will make a significant contribution to the Catholic life of the school
is a firm, unrelenting advocate of inclusion, safeguarding and SEND
can employ inclusive classroom strategies as well as intervention programmes to support pupils’ learning
is confident in supporting parental engagement
has high personal and professional standards contributing extensively to school life
values the learning environment as an extension of teaching and learning
seeks to capitalise on enrichment activities and extra-curricular visits to develop the lived experience of our pupils
has excellent communication skills and is able to work effectively with all stakeholders
We are looking to appoint someone who is passionate about primary education in a Catholic school and is aspirational for themselves and the pupils whom they teach. The post provides a fabulous opportunity for a motivated teacher, to take up a post, with the support of an experienced leadership team.
We can offer:
friendly and supportive staff, parents and an effective and committed local governing committee
extensive support and opportunities for professional development
the prospect of a modern, purpose-built building pending planning permission
opportunities to grow and learn with an experienced leadership team who are outward looking
This role may require deployment at both the infant and junior school sites; therefore, the successful candidate needs to be flexible and accommodating to meet the needs of the schools. Candidates should state their areas of expertise, experience and interests, within their supporting statement.
How to Apply:
To complete an online application form please click the ‘Apply’ button.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.
Closing date: Monday 9th October 2023
Lesson observations: Monday 16th October 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 17th October 2023
The Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is subject to an enhanced DBS check.