Eastern Avenue , Burnley , Lancashire , BB10 2AT
Tel: 01282 682313
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Roll: 1117

Assistant Learning Leader English, Required from 01.01.2023, MPS/UPS + TLR 2.2 (£4,785)

An opportunity has arisen for highly effective and motivated teacher to join our amazing English department. Our experienced team of teachers enthusiastically communicate a love of reading, of the written word and of the power of language to inspire, persuade, entertain, provoke and inform. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to develop their leadership skills, contribute to our work and benefit from an excellent environment, where teachers are encouraged to progress their careers with us.

Our state of the art building ensures that our students and staff have the best learning environment in which to achieve. SJT is a very positive community, with our recent staff survey showing that over 93% of our staff enjoy coming to work and are proud to be part of our school. At SJT we view the professional development of all staff as a priority and our innovative ‘Learn Together’ initiative enables all staff to be on our outstanding teacher programme.

We are looking for a teacher who shares our drive and passion to inspire our students with their love of their subject and has the motivation and expertise to:

  • Lead on an agreed area of English to ensure that achievement rises in English due to effective analysis of student performance and through the delivery of an appropriate and inspiring curriculum
  • Support the Learning Leader in the leadership of English

    The successful candidate will fully embrace our ethos of ‘Belong, Believe, Achieve’ whilst bringing fresh ideas that will build on current strengths and achievements through:
  • Outstanding classroom practice and an ability to engage all young people
  • A commitment to contribute to our enrichment programme
  • The ability to motivate students of all abilities to achieve their full potential
  • A passion and commitment to raise standards and achievement
  • The ability to work and contribute as part of a team
  • Commitment, resilience, patience, hard work and a good sense of humour
  • The willingness to do what it takes to achieve our goals

    Further details and application form are available from the college website or Lynsey Clayton (on behalf of the Headteacher) as detailed below.
  •   Sir John Thursby Community College, Eastern Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2AT   Tel: 01282 682313
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    Interviews to be arranged week commencing 17th October 2022

    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.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    We know that choosing the right school for your next move is a big decision. You are invited to come to have a look around our beautiful school during the morning of Monday 3rd October 2022 or the afternoon of Tuesday 4th October 2022. Please contact Leanne Barwell the Headteacher’s PA on to confirm a suitable time.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return 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.