Second in Charge - English Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, Accrington, Lancashire

Job description

Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified teacher of English to join an ambitious department and assist the curriculum leader.

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who is both creative and challenging in their teaching. They will be passionate and committed to ensuring students maximise their potential and achievement. As a key member and leader of the team you will be expected to have experience in teaching across both KS3 & KS4, including the delivery of the GSCE specifications and promoting the development of others.

This post is suitable for an experienced teacher ready to take on additional subject leadership responsibilities, the school operates full salary portability.

Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School serves the East Lancashire old mill town of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding area. It has been at the heart of the community for over 85 years and enjoys good transport links via the M65 corridor and adjoining networks of M6 and M66.

The school is in a period of transition, quite literally, with a planned capital building programme. Uniquely, whilst this is taking place the school will be temporarily off-site for the academic year 2019/2020 and into 2021 to allow this work to take place. During this period, we will have sole use of the vacant Hameldon College site, Coal Clough Lane, Burnley – an impressive BSF multi million pound campus with state of the art facilities.

In the meantime, the school continues to work hard to prepare the young people we serve and help them realise and reach their potential, providing them with the very best educational experiences.

Pupils are well supported through our Pastoral House Continent system with vertical tutoring and Continent Leaders. This provides the support pupils need to perform well across the curriculum as well as healthy competition throughout the year.

Our curriculum areas are largely suited in a combination of specialist facility and traditional classroom space. We have a 3yr KS3 and 2yr KS4, offering EBacc, should pupils choose to do so.

The English Department has four specialist teachers who are suited together. We currently offer the Eduqas GCSE in both Language and Literature. The post of Second in Charge is to support the curriculum leader but to also strategically lead on either KS3 or KS4 or specific areas of the curriculum.

Essential educational requirements

A relevant honours degree or equivalent QTS.
A teaching qualification.

Essential qualifications

A relevant honours degree or equivalent QTS.

Essential skills and experience

Evidence of good classroom practice.
Good understanding of effective and engaging teaching methods.
The ability to engage, enthuse and motivate students.
Experience of teaching up to KS3 & KS4, inc GCSE
Experience of leading staff development and training in classroom pedagogy.
An understanding of the use of assessment to inform planning.
The ability to plan lessons and sequences of lessons with clear objectives to ensure progression for all students.
The ability to set consistently high expectations for all students through class work and homework.
Commitment to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people
Commitment to equality and diversity
Commitment to health and safety
Highly motivated
Responds well to challenge
Maintain high professional standards
Excellent communications skills
Committed to own professional development

Employee benefits

MPS + TLR 2.1
Full salary portability

About Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School

Haworth Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 3EA
LA Maintained School
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