Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/12/2023 23:59
MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3 (£30,000- £46,525 per annum)
Hours per week:
1 fte
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
St Leonard’s Catholic School, North End, Durham, DH1 4NG
Number of posts:
Closing date:
3 Dec
Further Information
Location:       St Leonard’s Catholic School, North End, Durham, DH1 4NG
Grade:          MPS 1-6 / UPS 1-3 (£30,000- £46,525 per annum)
Hours:          Full time, Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2024 or upon the return of the substantive postholder, whichever is sooner.
St Leonard’s Catholic School is a highly successful and oversubscribed secondary school with sixth form located in the historic cathedral city of Durham. Our school aims to provide a stimulating and encouraging environment within which pupils can attain the highest standards of which they are capable, and to assist them in taking their place in the world outside school in a useful and fulfilling career, with a firm sense of Catholic commitment.   
St Leonard’s was named as part of the national School’s Re-Building Programme and with plans in the advanced stages, work is due to start in autumn 2024.
St Leonard’s is one of the highest achieving schools in the North-East and with a progress score of +0.64 in 2023, is for the second year running in the top 3 highest performing schools in North-East's 171 schools. As well as success at GCSE the school achieves equally impressive results at A Level and in a recent survey by The Times was named as the most successful school in the North-East for successful applications to Oxford and Cambridge.
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 and will have a total of 48 schools. This is an exciting time to join our supportive, and growing team.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Teacher of English to join our successful English Department.
The successful candidate will: -
  • Be an excellent teacher.
  • Have a passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all pupils.
  • Have the drive to maximise achievement through excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Have a clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive Catholic ethos. 

How to Apply: 

To complete an online application form please click the 'Apply Now' button.
Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged.  Please contact the school office on 0191 3848575 to arrange an appointment.
Closing date:                     Sunday 3rd December 2024
Interview date:                  TBC
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.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.