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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 May 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L1 - L8 (£48,484 - £57,383) dependent on experience

Lead Practitioner - English job summary

Lead Practitioner - English

Pay scale: L1-L8 (£48,484 - £57,383) dependant on experience

Start date: September 2024

The English Department at Ridgeway Academy takes pride in its unwavering commitment to engaging and inspiring students while guiding them towards reaching their full potential. We are a welcoming team of dedicated and passionate educators who collaboratively pool our range of experiences, all united with a focus on our shared goals. We maintain high standards for our students, not only in terms of their academic output but also their effort levels and behaviour. The English Department demonstrates a dedication to professional development and the ongoing sharing of newfound knowledge, fostering a culture of collective growth. Being a part of the Alban Academies Trust serves as a valuable resource, affording the team the opportunity to learn from peers within the trust, resulting in increased support and collaboration.

There are ten members of the English Department, two of whom also teach Media studies. We strive to offer the best opportunities whilst they study with us so are frequently reviewing and updating our provision to ensure we can provide this, both in the classroom and through our enrichment offerings.

We can offer you:

A collaborative, supportive team with a passion for teaching and facilitating progress

Enthusiastic students who are keen to progress

Appropriate professional development

We are looking for someone who:

Has a track record of outstanding teaching and learning and excellent subject knowledge

Passionate Teacher who puts student progress and engagement at the heart of all they do

Be inspiring and dynamic

Can share and deliver in the vision to be outstanding

Is willing to learn and help evolve the good practices already in place

Applications should include details of:

How you will, as a Leading Practitioner, support the school in meeting the Ofsted development point for Quality of Education (AFI 1)

As a Leading Practitioner how you are going to support the development of colleagues within the English Department.

Ridgeway Academy School is part of the Alban Academies Trust (AAT). The Trust is a close community of seven schools within Hertfordshire, three of which are Secondary schools and four are Primary schools. As part of the AAT we are able to maximise the opportunities for personal, professional and career development. To learn more about the Trust please visit https://albanacademiestrust.org.uk/

If you would like to join us on our journey and have access to amazing career prospects through the trust, we would love to hear from you.

Ridgeway Academy is committed to ensuring inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates and encourage those from underrepresented groups, and/or with protected characteristics, to apply. Ridgeway Academy is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, satisfactory references and medical clearance.

Applications are via mynewterm https://www.mynewterm.com/ if you have any queries, please contact the HR Officer by email (appointments@ridgeway.herts.sch.uk) or extension 3373.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 22 May 2024

Interview date: TBC

Start date: September 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ridgeway Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
904 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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