Teacher of English

Teacher of English


Grade/SCP: MPS - UPS

NQT's welcome to apply

Contract: Full time & Permanent

Start Date: September 2019


St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a skilled and highly motivated Teacher of English to join our busy, hardworking team.


We would like to hear from Teachers who:


  • can actively promote the Catholic ethos of the academy
  • have the ability to secure high quality student outcomes 
  • are dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for all the pupils
  • have a sound knowledge and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • have a thorough understanding of the National Curriculum and KS4 exam context in order to support effective teaching and learning.


St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school situated in the thriving town of Glossop, Derbyshire with excellent commuter links to Manchester, Stockport and surrounding areas.

A smaller than average secondary school, St Philip Howard currently has 480 pupils on roll and is growing rapidly. St Philip Howard is on a journey to outstanding and since the Academy opened in September 2015 has gone from strength to strength. 

Ofsted inspected the Academy in January 2018. Inspectors acknowledged the hard work and commitment of the Senior Leadership Team, Staff and Governors. ‘Leaders have worked tirelessly, often under difficult circumstances, to improve the school. Many significant issues have been addressed, including those associated with finance, staffing and with the structures required for a school to function well. Their actions have been effective and the school has improved.’ (Ofsted January 2018)

The recent Diocesan Canonical Inspection in June 2018 judged the Academy to be a ‘Good Catholic School’. The school is at the heart of a strong community working together to ensure that St Philip Howard is the school of choice in Glossop and the surrounding areas: 

#Team SPH is dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for all the pupils at St Philip Howard. ‘Leaders ensure that pupils experience a full range of experiences outside of the school day. The Catholic ethos permeates the school’s work and pupils have many opportunities to be involved in their community and to support those in need. Pupils fundraise; for example, the gratitude club raises funds for the less fortunate within the local area.’ (Ofsted January 2018) 


#Team English is a strong department and achieves consistently good results. In 2018 they achieved: 

82% - Grade 4 -9

65% - Grade 5-9

30% - Grade 7-9


‘In English, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities and the most able, make the progress they should because of expert teaching.’ (Ofsted January 2018)


Visits to the school are encouraged and appointments can be made by calling Gemma on 01457 653611.



For more information regarding the role, please click on the link to the application pack, job description and person specification below. 

To apply, please complete a teaching application form and return to vacancies@srscmat.co.uk by the closing date.


Closing date:    Sunday the 24th February 2019

Interviews:   Week commencing 4th March 2019