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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Science

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic Teacher of Science to teach across the curriculum, including GCSE, with the potential to teach A Level.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join an outstanding school and a dynamic department that achieves excellent results across all areas at both GCSE and A level, benefits from excellent facilities and offers a wide range of co-curricular opportunities.

The science department at Ripley St Thomas comprises 10 full-time and 3 part-time Science teachers, supported by 3 laboratory technicians, with a range of skills, experience and interests but all sharing a common purpose. All sciences are very popular at A Level, with large numbers of students building on their GCSE successes.Within the department there is a strong and supportive team dynamic; we extend a friendly welcome to all professionals who share our belief in hard work and our aspiration to excellence.

This is a full time, permanent position.

Start date: September 2024

Closing date for applications: midday on Monday 20 May 2024

Please see the applicant information pack for full details.

What the school offers its staff

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 impeccably 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
  • Extra-curricular sporting facilities for staff including fully equipped gym, swimming pool and running track

The school was visited by Ofsted in December 2022 and we are delighted to be able to report we were judged to beOutstandingin all areas. Ofsted recognised what a special place Ripley is, the quality of education and pastoral care our pupils receive and how well behaved our pupils are, in addition to many other things.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ripley St Thomas CE Academy and the Bay Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. Further details will be sent to shortlisted candidates.

It is an offence to apply for any role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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About Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1696 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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 School Centred ITT provider.

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 300 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. 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

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email reesj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk.

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