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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Rhyddings, part of the LET Education Trust, are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified Teacher of English to join our successful and expanding team and school.

This is a newly created post for our expanding school and department.

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 pupils maximise their potential and achievement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach across our whole 11-16 age and ability range and will be well supported by our Lead Subject Teacher of English along with our second in English.

As a key member of the team you will be expected to have experience in teaching across both KS3 & KS4, including the delivery of the GSCE specification.

We want a teacher who strives for excellence, builds fantastic relationships and maximises pupil progress.

What the school offers its staff

We are seeking, as part of the LET Education Trust, to appoint a specialist English teacher to our well-resourced department. The Department currently has 4.5 full-time staff led by the Head of English, who is also an Associate Senior Leader. In addition, there is a second in department. This post is suitable for both an ECT or experienced candidate.

We offer a GCSE in both English Language and Literature at KS4 and results in 2022 have risen significantly and in line with national averages. We follow the Eduqas Specification. At KS3 all pupils have three 60-minute lessons per fortnight plus a 60 minute Library/reading lesson and 8 hours across KS4 per fortnight. Enrichment is a feature of our wider curriculum with all year groups experiencing off site educational visits to support their learning, such as theatre visits. Pupils at KS3 also have a discreet lesson of drama/performing arts.

We use the Accelerated reading programme along with IDL, Lexonik Leap and other bespoke reading programmes for those at an early stage of reading. We have worked collaboratively with our KS2 partners.

Our well-appointed English rooms are suited together in the main building and you will be joining a likeminded, supportive and ambitious team.

All members of our community have access to and use Office 365 including collaborative learning tools such as MS Teams and OneNote. The successful teacher will have some responsibility for collaborative curriculum design and delivery as well as being supported by the Head and second in Department.

We have access to regular CPD both in school, external courses and through our local membership of the East Lancashire School Alliance (ELSA). At the heart of forming a new MAT is to provide the best career support,development and opportunity to all staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

In this school, the welfare of the child is paramount. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff should understand their responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Staff are responsible for their own actions and behaviour and should avoid any conduct which would lead any reasonable person to question their motivation and intentions. Staff should work, and be seen to work, in an open and transparent way.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to worthingtong@rhyddings.co.uk

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About Rhyddings

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
Up to 771 pupils
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01254 231 051

Arranging a visit to Rhyddings

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email worthingtong@rhyddings.co.uk.

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