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Teacher of English

Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy, Lancaster, Lancashire

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS/UPS

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to teach English at Ripley St Thomas. We are looking for either a classroom teacher who is able to teach to GCSE or a KS2 primary teacher who would like the opportunity to move to secondary. The ability to teach A Level is desired.

The successful applicant will be passionate about their subject and a talented teacher, with excellent subject knowledge. He/she will join a large and successful department in one of the highest performing, non-selective schools in Lancashire.
Please see the applicant information pack for full details.

The English department at Ripley St Thomas comprises fourteen members of staff with a range of skills, experience and interests but all sharing a common purpose as outlined in the department’s mission statement:

Through the study of English, pupils learn about themselves, other people and society at large; past and present. Language is at the heart of every important aspect of human life and its study contributes towards the personal development of pupils in many unique and fundamental ways. English should introduce pupils to a rich and varied literary canon enabling them to become confident, fluent and life-long readers. Through the exploration, analysis and celebration of language in its many forms, pupils should come to appreciate its power, effectiveness, beauty and versatility. They should become skilful and effective communicators with the ability to use language accurately, purposefully and flexibly.

Employee benefits

This role may attract a Retention and Recruitment allowance of £2000 for the right candidate

Applying for the job

Please see the school website www.ripleystthomas.com/vacancies for full details and an application form.

Completed application forms, together with an accompanying letter, should be emailed to reesj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy, Church of England
Education phase Secondary
School size 1733 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email reesj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk
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.

We can offer:

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 well behaved so that you can focus on your core purpose – teaching
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.
An environment where teacher workload and well-being is taken seriously
A sensible feedback policy which encourages the use of whole class feedback
Excellent schemes of learning and resources, as well as a staff team who are keen to share ideas, resources and best practice
No graded lesson observations – feedback is formative and developmental
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
Co-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

School location

Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RS

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