Temporary Teacher of Art (Maternity Cover)

St Mary’s is a good school which is rapidly improving, and we seek applications from highly motivated and inspirational individuals who are committed to ensuring every child and adult within our community have the self-belief to flourish in whatever they choose to do. This is a temporary contract to cover a period of maternity leave that will end once the intentions of the postholder are known.

The Governors of this dynamic and forward thinking 11-18 Catholic high school and Sixth Form College are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of Art ideally with ability to contribute to GCSE Photography. This post is suitable for an experienced or newly qualified teacher. We are a large school with a dedicated staff and are looking to make the best possible addition to our team; in order the attract the right person we are flexible and can offer the role on either a full time or part time basis. The successful candidate will join a highly skilled team of committed teachers who are passionate about helping our students flourish and develop their full creativity. This role will offer the successful candidate exciting challenges that will be both rewarding and fulfilling.

Additionally, the successful candidate will actively support our ethos and bring professionalism and academic credibility, balanced with warmth and sensitivity and have the ability to inspire and motivate students to learn and succeed.

If you require any additional information or would like to visit school, please contact Tricia Foster: Human Resources Manager by

e-mail: t.foster@st-maryshigh.wigan.sch.uk

Please see the application pack below for further details of the post

Important Dates

Closing Date:   9.00am, Wednesday 24th April 2024

Date of Interview:   Tuesday 30th April 2024

Start Date:   1st September 2024, or earlier by negotiation

Supporting Documents

Information for Applicants 

St Mary’s is an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Please note that guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This to enable us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online which we might want to explore at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who will attend an interview.

We hope that after considering the post details and School information available on the website that you choose to apply for the post as you believe you can contribute positively to the department, the ethos of the school and to ensure that our students make the progress we expect.

To be considered for any post advertised you must ensure that every section of the application & supplementary forms are completed in full. Applicants are advised to read through the CES Guidance Application Forms – Notes to Applicants to assist with this process. This can be found in the Documents and Guidance section below along with the appropriate application forms and supplementary documents. 

Following clarification on the GDPR, elements of the application process have been reviewed and updated to ensure that only information required at the application stage of the process is requested as part of your application. This includes the need for applicants to give their consent for school to request appropriate references at the application stage.  References will however only be requested for those individuals shortlisted for interview. It may also be necessary to ask for additional information once the shortlisting process has been completed and applicants selected for interview will be provided with details at that time.

Completed applications and associated documents should be submitted electronically to recruitment@st-maryshigh.wigan.sch.uk  stating clearly the post title and be addressed for the attention of Mrs D Brahms, Headteacher

If you have any questions in the meantime or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact Tricia Foster, Human Resources Manager at school.  We look forward to receiving your completed application form.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary. This is not a role in which the School sponsors a visa application. If you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 5 years, the School will also require additional information in order to comply with safer recruitment requirements.

Application Forms and Additional Documentation

Equal opportunities

St Mary’s is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.