15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type

Job summary

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 12 full-time and 2 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.

Please see the applicant information pack for full details.

Please see the applicant information pack for full details. or visit www.ripleystthomas.com/vacancies

Applying for the job

Along with your application form, please also provide a letter outlining your experience relative to the job description and explaining what you will bring to the role. The letter should be addressed to Mrs C Walmsley, Principal, should be word processed (font Tahoma pt 11) and should not be longer than two sides of A4.

The letter and application form should be forwarded in an envelope marked PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL to:

Mrs J Rees
Executive Assistant to the Principal
Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy
Ashton Road

or emailed to reesj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1768 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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

Arranging a visit to Ripley St Thomas Church of England Academy

If you would like to visit the school prior to applying, please contact Mrs Rees on 01524 64496 or by email reesj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk

School location

Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RS

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