Ref 181362
Salary £25714 to £ 41604 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 1st September 2022   to 31st August 2023 
Closing Date 9.00 am 23/05/2022
Hall Fold , Whitworth , Rochdale , OL12 8TS
Tel: 01706 343218
School website:
Roll: 646

Whitworth Community High School



Rochdale OL12 8TS

Tel 01706 343218

Age Range: 11-16.  School size: Group 5. 646 on roll.

Starting Salary Range: MPS/UPS

Teacher of Art & Music : An excellent opportunity for an excellent candidate to join a ‘Good’ school

Required:  1st September 2022 : 1 year contract (initially)

Whitworth Community High School is an oversubscribed, successful community high school in a beautiful Pennine location, with ambitions to become outstanding.   

The successful applicant for this role will be an art/music specialist; a passionate advocate for high quality teaching and learning; and an excellent communicator committed to enhancing the life chances of our young people. This is an ideal opportunity for either a more experienced candidate or for an ECT.   We have excellent opportunities for professional development and career progression and a proven record of colleagues being promoted within as well as beyond the school.

This is an exciting time to join our school.  In February 2018 we were delighted that our Ofsted Section 8 inspection team recognised that we have 'maintained the good quality of education' since the last inspection in December 2014, and have continued to improve.  

We are looking for a colleague who demonstrates:

  • excellent teaching skills;

  • the ability to inspire and enthuse students;

  • practical strategies and an understanding of how students make progress;

  • the ambition and drive to ensure all students achieve their potential.

    We offer the right candidate :

  • a small school with a strong reputation, a caring ethos,  a culture of respect and a commitment to ‘Climbing Higher

  • fantastic students who are proud of their school

  • a strong leadership team who are committed to moving the school forward and to the professional development of our staff, and who are mindful of staff well being

  • knowledgeable, forward looking and friendly colleagues who are ambitious for our school

  • excellent facilities and resources, including fitness suite and recording studio available for staff

    Whitworth Community High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure (DBS).

    You can download the documentation for this post online at, and directly from the school website  where you can obtain additional information regarding the post.  Please note CVs are not accepted.

    Closing Date :23rd May @ 9.00 am

    Interview Date:26th May 2022    

    Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    For an informal discussion please contact Mrs Y Ellis on 01706 343218

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    The Headteacher c/o the School. Application forms and further details are available via the school website : Please return completed application forms to

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.