Second in R.E. Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy, Lancaster, Lancashire

Job description

We are excited to offer this fantastic opportunity for an ambitious teacher to join the Ripley family as our Second in R.E.

The successful applicant will be passionate about their subject and be a talented teacher, with excellent subject knowledge. He/she will join a large and successful R.E. department and will be responsible for Key Stage 3 provision including schemes of learning, monitoring and standardisation, and teaching and learning.

Please see the applicant information pack for full details.

Please see applicant information pack for full details.

Essential educational requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

• A genuine belief in the value of each child
• A knowledge of the GCSE and NC requirements of the subject
• A good knowledge and understanding of current curricular developments in R.E.
• The ability to maintain a high standard of teaching and learning
• The ability to establish firm, fair and effective discipline
• A willingness to be part of a team
• High levels of commitment, motivation and initiative
• Good ICT skills
• The ability to relate well to all members of the school community
• Good communication skills
• High personal standards and high expectations of themselves and others
• A flexible approach to school life
• An excellent health and attendance record
• A willingness to support and promote the school’s distinctive Christian ethos

Employee benefits

We can offer:

A TLR allowance of £2,796 per annum (included in salary range shown above)

A school with a distinctive Christian mission, ethos and strong traditions, dating back to 1864

The opportunity to work in a school graded as outstanding in all areas by both Ofsted and SIAMS (Church school inspection)

A highly achieving 11-18 school with consistently excellent results at GCSE and A Level

Fantastic pupils who are hardworking, enthusiastic and impeccably behaved

Supportive and aspirational parents

A dedicated, enthusiastic and highly professional staff team

A professional working environment in which all staff are valued, listened to and able to fully use their gifts and talents.

The opportunity to contribute to outstanding teacher training as part of the Ripley TSA SCITT

The opportunity to teach A Level in our large and expanding Sixth Form

Excellent teaching resources and facilities, from the Grade 2* listed Chapel to brand new buildings and facilities

Extra-curricular sporting facilities for staff including fully equipped gym, swimming pool and running track

Career development recruitment incentives:

A bespoke CPD programme for all staff, exciting career opportunities and individual teaching and leadership coaching

Access through the Teaching School to a range of middle and senior leadership programmes


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 National Teaching School and National Support School with its own SCITT. 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. As a National Teaching School, we offer staff support and training of the highest quality. Teaching and Learning is our primary focus and all teachers work together on the craft of teaching. 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.

Address
Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RS
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy website (opens in a new window)