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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 February 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

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Second in Department Geography job summary

Main Pay Range/Upper Pay Range + TLR 2B £5,525 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

32.5 hours, 52.14 weeks, Permanent, Full Time

September 2024 Start

Due to the school's increasing popularity and internal promotions, we have a number of fantastic job opportunities at our academy. You will be working with our award winning Headteacher to drive forward your career. Not only do we aim to provide the very best for every student, we also offer excellent career development prospects for our staff.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven Geography Teacher, who is looking for their next step in their career to step into our Second in Department role. The successful candidate will be responsible for day to day management should the Head of Department be absent and also take on a selection of day to day responsibilities within the department

You will need:

* An innovative and dynamic approach to learning and teaching.
* A commitment to Continuing Professional Development.
* A proven track record of excellent results across the age range (11-18).
* The talent, interpersonal skills and range of teaching strategies required to inspire and motivate students across a range of abilities.
* To be able to manage and encourage good behaviour through the development of meaningful relationships with students.
* To make appropriate and creative use of ICT to motivate students and promote learning.
* To use data effectively to inform planning and improve students' performance.
* A commitment to an ethic of Excellence.

Ryde Academy, based on the Isle of Wight, is an 11 to 18 years Secondary Academy and is sponsored by Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). The school is set in spacious grounds and had a completely new state of the art building in 2017.

Known as the "Garden Isle" because of its beautiful landscape, unspoilt beaches, rugged coastline and beautiful countryside; the Isle of Wight is a perfect place to raise a family.
Judged as 'Good' by Ofsted in November 2022, Ryde Academy is a school that pupils feel proud to attend, with a calm and orderly environment. Staff are also proud to work at the school and recognise that leaders are considerate of their workload.

School visits are welcome, to arrange please contact Rebecca Dawson

The role is due to commence September 2024

Closing date: 18th February 2024

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. For more info visit: https://aet.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4302?c=aet

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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About Ryde Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1457 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

At Ryde Academy we want each and every child to choose a remarkable life. We believe that all students should receive an outstanding education. One aspect of being the Principal at the Academy that I am most proud of is the kindness, bravery and sense of community our students and staff demonstrate both within and outside of school. This is something we actively encourage through the curriculum, after school clubs and by working with external organisations on projects and initiatives.

Visitors often comment on how welcome they are made to feel and the sense of warmth and friendliness they experience. I believe that this can only come about when you have students and staff who truly have a sense of belonging and pride in their school and respect for each othe

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