Inspired to Make a Difference

Teacher of English


We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated English Teacher to join our outstanding English Department.

Salary: MPS/UPS

Apply by Monday 15th April 2024, 9.00am

Required for: September 2024


The Derby High School is the highest performing school in Bury, Greater Manchester and has sustained this position for a number of years. In 2023, 77% of Year 11 students gained Grade 4+ in English with 61% at Grade 5+. Progress was +0.60. We are extremely proud of these results and delighted that our students are leaving us with the skills in English to support further studies and future employment.


We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated teacher to join our successful English Department. We are passionate about delivering a high quality and engaging curriculum and aspire to be a beacon of good practice in English.  Significant investments into the English Department have been made in recent years to deliver on our vision for excellence. This is a great opportunity to join a dedicated, hardworking and forward-thinking department where you will be supported to develop your practice.


The Derby High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 Co-Educational School situated in the heart of Bury, Greater Manchester. Year on year our students make exceptional progress and we are currently the highest performing school in Bury for Progress 8 (most recent validated Progress 8 measure stands at +0.41). GCSE results in English are extremely positive. We are an inclusive school serving a diverse student population who are a joy to be around. The leadership of the school at every level is a key strength and this has been recognised by Ofsted. We boast a talented staff with a commitment to delivering the highest standards and who are overwhelmingly proud to belong to the school. All who visit The Derby High School are impressed by the warm and welcoming environment that we work in.


We believe that The Derby High School is a great place to work. This post offers you the opportunity to work in/with:


  • A successful school with a strong will and determination to continue to improve
  • A school that has high expectations of all who work here
  • A school that places teaching and learning at the heart of school improvement
  • A school that is driven by strong values, invests in its staff and students and has a high regard for their welfare
  • A supportive and cooperative teaching staff who are committed to their roles
  • A school that works effectively with all stakeholders
  • A caring school where you can make a real difference to the lives of young people

We will encourage you to be innovative and creative and provide professional development that will support you in your future career plans.


In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, appointment will be subject to a full DBS check and references. To apply for this post, please download and complete the application form and provide a letter of application and email to Mrs Silgram-Clynes at


The Derby High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Any applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including DBS checks.


CLOSING DATE:  Monday 15th April 2024, 9.00am








Completed electronic applications can also be emailed to Mrs Silgram-Clynes at


Posted applications should be sent FAO Mrs Silgram-Clynes at the school address.




Job Summary

Location: The Derby High School
Posted on: 18 March 2024
Closing on: 15th April