2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    13 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    23 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Competitive Salary on the Leadership Scale

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and inspirational English teacher to join our Ripley family as Subject Leader for English. As the largest secondary school in Lancashire this is an opportunity to shape the education and lives of hundreds of children in our area. We take literacy and reading very seriously at Ripley; we are looking for someone who is as passionate as we are about these important areas and who will bring energy and enthusiasm to champion this cause.

The successful candidate will either be an experienced Head of English looking for a new challenge in a larger school, or an exceptional teacher looking for promotion. At Ripley and across our wider MAT, The Bay Learning Trust, we take CPD and career development seriously. There may be opportunities for further whole school leadership development experience once established in this role.

Please see the applicant information pack for full details.

Employee benefits

Recruitment and Retention payment of £5,000 for an exceptional candidate

Applying for the job

Please complete the application form and 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 reesj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1733 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
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 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.

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 reesj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk

School location

Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RS

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