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Welcome to the vacancies page for Saint Bede's Catholic High School. Here you will find job opportunities for both teaching and support staff.

We currently have one vacancy available.


Teacher of English

Required for September 2023
1 Year Fixed Term Contract

(Contract may be made permanent for an exceptional candidate)


Saint Bede’s Catholic High School is a thriving, oversubscribed and highly successful school. It is situated in the pleasant resort town of Lytham, with easy access to the motorway network. Saint Bede’s is a highly effective school viewed by the pupils as ‘an inclusive, safe and aspirational community’.  During our most recent Ofsted inspection (June 2018) Inspectors were ‘struck by the positive attitude, courtesy and the high levels of self-esteem consistently demonstrated by the pupils’. Standards of attainment are high and pupils are well-motivated and keen to learn.

The opportunity has arisen to appoint an innovative teacher to join our committed English department. Applicants will join a well-led and motivated team committed to continuous improvement.  The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher who is passionate about the subject and has the energy and commitment to inspire and motivate students.

Applications are welcomed from both new and experienced teachers who feel that they have the necessary expertise and skills to successfully contribute to the department.  A support programme will be available for Early Career Teachers. 


Application form and further details:  Mrs S Kelly, Headteacher’s PA

Email: Tel: 01253 667 526

Closing date:  Monday 12th June 2023 (12 noon)

Number on Roll:  820       


Application Pack:

Consent to Obtain References Form

DBS Identity Verification Documents

Letter from Mr Marsden Headteacher

Notes to Applicants

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Teacher Application Form

Teacher of English Recruitment Information


Our Catholic school is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. The appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and supporting references.




We are involved with local training consortiums (School Direct Programmes), as well as having strong links with the University of Cumbria’s PGCE programme. We are in partnership Edge Hill University ITE supporting PGCE and School Direct teacher training.


The Preston based Catholic Teaching Alliance (CTA) is a partnership between 56 Catholic primary and secondary schools and post-16 colleges with a shared vision and commitment to providing first class, professional development for trainee teachers, practising teachers and school leaders.  We work in partnership with the University of Cumbria. The CTA is underpinned by a shared passion to train and develop outstanding and inspirational teachers who are highly employable and dedicated professionals who appreciate the distinct nature of working as part of a Catholic community. Based at Our Lady’s Catholic High School, Preston. You can find more information at Catholic Teaching Alliance.


The Newman Teaching Alliance’s one-year course is designed in partnership with North West based Edge Hill University to offer all the benefits of a conventional PGCE with a firm grounding in practice as well as theory.  The Alliance includes five local partner high schools at present.  All of these schools are local, long-standing partners of Cardinal Newman College and all have been graded as outstanding or good by Ofsted in their last inspection.  This course gives ITT students the unique opportunity to combine training in a post-16 academic environment as well as training at KS3 and KS4. Based at Cardinal Newman College, Preston You can find more information at Newman Teaching Alliance.