Teacher of Geography

Rhyddings, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 3EA

11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    7 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

Teacher of Geography job summary

Rhyddings, part of the LET Education Trust, is an expanding school seeking to appoint a Teacher of Geography.

The post is available due to the promotion of the current post holder to a new leadership challenge.

We are seeking, as part of the LET Education Trust, to appoint a specialist Geography teacher to our well-resourced department. The Department has two full-time staff led by the Head of Geography. This post is suitable for both an ECT or experienced candidate.

We offer a GCSE in Geography at KS4 and this is popular option within our curriculum with two groups in both years 10 and 11. We follow the AQA Specification. At KS3 all pupils have three 60-minute lessons per fortnight and 6 hours across KS4. Fieldwork is a feature of our wider curriculum with all year groups experiencing off site educational visits to support their learning.

Our well-appointed Geography rooms are located within the wider Humanities Team (Geography, History and RE) and you will be joining a likeminded, supportive and ambitious team.

All members of our community have access 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 of Department.

We have access to regular CPD both in school, external courses and through our local membership of the East Lancashire School Alliance (ELSA) and nationally through the PiXL organisation. At the heart of forming a new MAT is to provide the best career support, development and opportunity to all staff. The Trust retains national terms and conditions and follows the ‘Burgundy’ Book.

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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
Contact phone number
01254 231 051

Welcome to Rhyddings, which serves the East Lancashire old mill town of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding area. It has been at the heart of the community for nearly 90 years and enjoys good transport links via the M65 corridor and adjoining networks of M6 and M66.

The school has been in a period of transition, quite literally with a recently completed capital building programme. Uniquely, whilst this was taking place the school was temporarily off-site for the academic years’ 2019-2021, returning in September 2021 to an impressive multi million pound refurbished and new build campus boasting excellent facilities. Read more here or watch.

We are also a founding member within a newly formed Multi Academy Trust – LET Education Trust https://let-edu.org/ . This includes two primary and two secondary schools within Hyndburn. This post will be with the school, but as part of the trust, and this will afford the successful candidate greater opportunity to work collaboratively.

The school is also expanding and has moved from 4 form entry to 6 form entry within the last 18 months.

The school continues to work hard to prepare the young people we serve and help them realise and reach their potential, providing them with the very best educational experiences.

Pupils are well supported through our Pastoral Year and House Continent systems. This provides the support pupils need to perform well across the curriculum as well as healthy competition throughout the year.

We have an active extra-curricular programme and run a number of annual residential trips both here and abroad. Close links with the local Rotary Club provides access to bespoke programmes, community work and charitable activities. Large numbers of pupils complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

Our curriculum areas are largely suited in a combination of specialist facility and traditional classroom space. We have a 3-year KS3 and 2-year KS4, offering EBacc, should pupils choose to do so. We have a 25 period week of 1 hour lessons.

Arranging a visit to Rhyddings

We welcome visits to the school. To arrange a visit, please contact Mrs G Worthington, PA to the Headteacher at worthingtong@rhyddings.co.uk or on 01254 231 051.

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