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  • Start date details

    June 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 March 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 4 months

Pay scale

Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,000 to £43,685

What skills and experience we're looking for

If you are an exceptional and inspirational English practitioner who would be able to add expertise to our team of teachers then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for a person to cover maternity leave. Someone with drive and personal ambition who will inspire and enthuse our pupils and instil in them a love for the subject and a desire to learn. The role will require an individual who is creative, committed to the power of a love of language and determined that all pupils receive the very best of provision in this core subject.

What the school offers its staff

The school offers all employees bespoke training and support; a highly cohesive and supportive staff team; outstanding CPD including up to date individualised action research; the opportunity to develop skills and interest through extra-curricular clubs and a chance to join Risedale at a very important point in the school’s development.

Further details about the role

At Risedale School, the English Department, as part of the Communications Faculty, is committed to excellence in teaching. We pride ourselves on putting the pupils at the centre of all we do, from creating an engaging, positive, welcoming environment to exploring cutting-edge pedagogy. This has led to improving outcomes and progress for our pupils and we are now one of the strongest subjects in terms of progress for pupils.

The department is housed in a suite of rooms, facilitating support and joint working as part of our everyday practice. Our ‘Street of Positivity’ is all about empowering young people to develop into highly successful individuals. We also have regular access to the library which is a creative space for pupils to develop a passion for reading.'

At KS4 pupils study English Language and English Literature. Pupils follow the Edexcel specification. At KS3 pupils follow an interleaved curriculum focusing on high-quality texts from across the English Literary Canon. We are passionate about our curriculum and are seen as being at the forefront of curriculum design across the school.

We are looking to appoint a forward-thinking, innovative and creative specialist. The successful candidate will be open to new ideas and aligned to the philosophy of the school and the faculty and be committed to ‘A Love of Language Learning’, our faculty mantra.

The successful candidate will be open to new ideas and committed to the philosophy of the team. The profession requires resilience, hard work, adaptability and a sense of humour.

Commitment to safeguarding

Risedale School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in our school. We will protect and support our vulnerable children, children who need support through early help, children in need and children who have a child protection plan. All North Yorkshire schools, including Risedale School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures.

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About Risedale School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
589 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01748 833501

Risedale School is a smaller than the average-sized secondary school and currently has over 580 pupils aged 11-16 years. It enjoys an enviable and growing reputation in its local community. Links with the Armed Forces are strong. The school has one of the largest proportions of service children (over 52%) of any secondary school in the UK. This military connection is an essential part of the school’s distinctive character.

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