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School Name St Cuthbert's Catholic High School
School Address Berrys Lane, St Helens WA9 3HE Tel: 01744 678123
Job Title Curriculum Leader Science
Job reference SGCLS2
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade MPR/UPR + TLR1B £11,402
Pay From: £30,000 To: £46,525
Hours Full Time
Closing date 28 February 2024
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Job Description
Dates: Job start September 2024
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR 1B (£11,402)
Contract type: Full Time Contract term: PERMANENT
Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 28th February 2024 at 9:00am
Interview date: During week of 11/03/2024

In July 2022, Ofsted Inspectors returned and confirmed that St Cuthbert’s continues to be a good school.
“Pupils told inspectors that the best thing about the school is the education that they receive. They value the purposeful learning environment. Pupils focus on their work in class and co-operate well with one another. Leaders and staff have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and academic success. Pupils have pride in their work”.

We seek to appoint an outstanding and experienced teacher who will relish leading the Science department. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape, lead and develop Science. This will be an enviable opportunity for someone with vision, energy and the ability to lead and inspire others.

The successful candidate will:
• Have responsibility to lead and manage a team of colleagues in the effective delivery of Science across the age and ability range of the school.
• Be expected, by personal example, to provide motivation and enthusiasm in setting and maintaining the highest standards to achieve success with all students.
• To provide leadership of Science, helping to ensure excellent outcomes for all students
• To lead the development of the Science curriculum so that all students receive a rich and challenging experience of Science
• Be a qualified teacher with QTS or equivalent
• Ability to teach Science up to Key Stage 4
• Be an effective classroom practitioner with strong behaviour management and committed to ensuring all students succeed and fulfil their potential
• Demonstrate a range of innovative teaching and learning strategies

What we can offer:
• A shared vision and ambition to deliver excellence for our young people
• An opportunity to share in shaping the school’s improvement journey
• Happy children who aspire to do their best
• Motivated and dedicated staff
• Commitment to Continued Professional Development

Our Vision
A vibrant community, uniquely created by God, which embraces everyone, especially those in need and celebrates difference. Enabled by a staff, dedicated to our Catholic ethos and a culture of excellence, our young people will be inspired to know more, and be more.

This school is committed to delivering an outstanding education, with all students making rapid and sustained progress not just in terms of academic achievement, but preparing the young people of St Cuthbert’s for life in the modern world, empowered by our dedicated staff to become caring citizens and resilient learners who achieve excellence.

We are a school with an outstanding Catholic Christian ethos. We are a school with students who flourish because of the attentiveness to their needs and the pervading sense of justice instilled by staff. We are a school with students who are confident to take full responsibility for themselves and their actions and are quick to praise and celebrate the achievements of others. We are a school that works together as a Christian family to live the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ to love God and our neighbour. For the sixth year in a row, we are an oversubscribed school for 2023-24.

We are St Cuthbert's

St Cuthbert’s is a Catholic community, which guides each of its students to develop their own unique gifts and talents, whatever they may be. By providing a broad range of learning experiences and a supportive and nurturing environment, our students enter the world as confident, rounded individuals, with high expectations of themselves and the self-belief, skills and attributes to achieve their true potential. Everyone in school is here for a purpose, to learn each day, and to widen their knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Interested candidates can contact the Headteacher should they wish to discuss the position further, whilst visits to the school can also be arranged.

For an application form and further details please contact Cath Geden, PA to the Headteacher, via email at or visit

All completed applications to be sent for the attention of Mrs C Twist, Headteacher by email to

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Job Application Packs
Model_Application_Form_-_Teacher_Dec2020 (17).docx
Consent_to_Obtain_References_Form - Apr19 (24).docx
Recruitment_Monitoring_Form_Nov2020 (26).docx
Rehabilitation_of_Offenders_Act_1974_-_Disclosure_Form_May2021 (26).docx
Curriculum Leader Science Information Pack - Feb 2024.pdf
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