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Teacher of English (with potentially some Media Studies)

Permanent, full time
Required for September 2024

Blacon High School – More than a school

This is an exciting prospect for a talented and inspirational Teacher of English, to join a dynamic faculty within this very successful 11-16 secondary school. The ability to teach Media Studies is desirable. You will have the energy and enthusiasm to work with young people to achieve their full potential, to make a difference to their lives and act as a role model.

The successful candidate will have experience in developing inventive and engaging teaching strategies in order to drive standards and enhance the educational provision for students. Evidence of achieving successful outcomes at KS4 is desirable, although ECTs will be considered for the post.

As a leading department in the school, the English team work closely with other departments to promote literacy and reading in order to underpin good outcomes at each key stage across all subject areas. The successful candidate will work within a well-developed team to inspire and engage our students and actively contribute to the further development of English within the school.

Blacon High School prides itself on being relentless in its desire to provide outstanding learning opportunities. In September 2016 we moved into a new state of the art building and a further extension was completed in September 2021 due to the school being oversubscribed for the 4th year. This has enabled the school to grow from 600 to 750 students.

Further information relating to this role can be found in the accompanying documents and by visiting the school website at For an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Rachel Hudson, Headteacher, on 01244 371475.

Please apply using the online application form from the Cheshire West and Chester Council website or; CVs will not be accepted. Application queries to

Blacon High School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17th May 2024, noon
Please note that interviews for this post will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2024