Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    29 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Term time
37 hours per week, term time only
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£25,481 - £29,577
Actual salary
£21,450 - £24,898

Job summary

Ripley is a special place to work and this is an exciting opportunity to join the staff team in this "outstanding" (Ofsted / SIAMS) academy.

We have an exciting new opportunity for an Assistant Progress Leader to work with our Pastoral Team to raise achievement in the academy. The successful candidate will have a specific focus on one year group in the main school.

Ripley St Thomas has a long tradition of success, a strong reputation, and is regularly oversubscribed.

Please see the applicant information pack for full details.

Applying for the job

Please visit for full details. Along with your completed application form you should write a letter (no longer than 2 side of A4 - font Tahoma 11), addressed to Mrs C Walmsley, Principal, outlining how your skills and experience fit you for the post and how you will contribute to Ripley. Applications can be sent in the post to the school or emailed to

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1768 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01524 64496

About Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy

Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy is situated in the historic City of Lancaster within easy distance of the wonderful scenery of Morecambe Bay, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.

The academy is a member of The Bay Learning Trust and is a School Centred ITT provider.

Ripley has a deeply embedded Christian ethos and a tradition of nurture and service within a strong school community. Our young people are delightful, eager to learn and make a positive difference in society.

Ripley is a large and very successful school with a long history and great tradition. We were designated as Outstanding in all categories in our most recent inspection. In addition, we were designated Outstanding in our recent Church School inspection and in the Ofsted inspection of our teacher training provision.

There are currently over 1700 students on roll with over 380 of those in the sixth form and there are around 180 staff. We are privileged to work with wonderful young people who are keen to learn and eager to achieve. The school serves a wide community with pupils coming from around 60 feeder primary schools.

Ripley is first and foremost a church school and all staff need to be fully supportive of the Christian ethos of the school. We look for teachers who will work hard and contribute to the whole school community. We are a School Centred ITT provider. We work in collaboration with other schools in the area to provide high quality training for new teachers.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service check.

Arranging a visit to Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy

If you would like to visit the school prior to applying, please contact Mrs Rees (Executive Assistant to the Principal) on 01524 64496 or by email to

School location

Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RS

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