Free school starts recruitment

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Dr. Bulvinder Michael wants to set up an Academy in Chorley

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Dr. Bulvinder Michael wants to set up an Academy in Chorley

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A proposed new free school in Chorley has begun recruiting teachers for a planned opening in September.

The Gill Academy Trust, which is behind plans for the Chorley Career and Sixth Form Academy, has shortlisted 24 staff who could take up posts if the new school is given the go-ahead.

Principal designate Dr Bulvinder Michael said teachers would be paid based on their performance.

She said: “Teachers on performance related pay will be motivated to deliver a high quality education.

“An extended day will allow teachers to plan and mark on a daily basis. Staff well-being will be highly valued and we will aim towards a ‘no work home’ policy for teachers. The academy will have smaller classes and education packages tailored to their individual needs so we want teachers who are as committed as we are in making sure our children reach their potential in every subject.”