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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - UPS 3

Additional allowances

TLR 2a £3214

What skills and experience we're looking for

General responsibilities and duties:

  • To carry out the professional duties as reasonably requested by the Headteacher.
  • To be a consistently ‘good’ and often ‘outstanding’ teacher who meets the relevant set of personal professional standards for the specific pay phase and takes responsibility for personal professional development.
  • To act as a role-model for students and other members of staff and represent the school in a manner consistent with its ethos and values.
  • To ensure that all work with students underpins and promotes the school’s ethos and values as reflected in the School’s Aims & Values.
  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of all students at Ridgeway Secondary School.
  • To lead the department in the absence of the Head of Department
  • To lead and carry out designated responsibilities as second in department.


  • To incorporate the science of learning in teaching.
  • To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in school and elsewhere.
  • To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.
  • To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
  • To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and school subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.
  • To undertake a designated programme of teaching.
  • To ensure a high-quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.
  • To prepare and update subject materials.
  • To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with the school’s procedures and to encourage good practice regarding punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.
  • To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and school procedures.
  • To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.

Operational/strategic planning:

  • To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in the Curriculum Area and Department.
  • To contribute to the Curriculum Area and department’s development plan and its implementation.
  • To plan and prepare courses and lessons
  • To contribute to the whole school’s planning activities.

Curriculum provision:

  • To assist the Head of Department, the Deputy Headteacher Teaching & Learning, to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching which complements the school’s strategic objectives.

Curriculum development:

  • To assist in the process of curriculum development and change to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of students, examining and awarding bodies and strategic objectives.

What the school offers its staff

Ridgeway Secondary School is rapidly becoming a great school, a place where the very best staff want to work with amazing students in a supportive environment. Read our 2021 Ofsted report and then come and visit us. You will see for yourself, the incredible progress that we have made in such a short space of time and the amazing learning and working environment that we have created.

You will have the highest expectations, knowledge, skills and commitment to teaching and learning and will help refine and shape an outstanding curriculum that makes a positive difference to our students. You will have integrity, be ambitious, tenacious, caring, driven and a team player. The role will be challenging and exciting, and you will be supported by a Head of Department and the wider trust with opportunities for progression as both the school and trust grow.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ridgeway Secondary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
316 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Ridgeway Secondary School

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