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Train to Teach

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College, Swindon, Wiltshire

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £17,208 to £17,208

Job summary

Graduates, are you interested in teaching?

Train to Teach at The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College!

We are looking for graduates who have a passion for education and their subject specialism, are positive, enthusiastic, organised, creative, flexible, and patient and have a desire to share these skills with young people of all abilities in the secondary age range in an 11-18 school.

Location and Subjects:

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College in Wroughton, Swindon working in partnership with an accredited University.

Secondary: Computer Science; English; Mathematics; Modern Foreign Languages; Biology; Chemistry; Physics, Design and Technology

About the role:

The Ridgeway School offers the school-led route into teaching and is accredited by the University of Reading. It is a two-year programme starting from September through to July and leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with up to 60 level seven credits and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

This will be a school based route for graduates to be fast tracked into teaching, and it provides a great experience if you want to train and learn ‘on the job’ whilst being paid. You will learn hands-on in the classroom and at the university. You will be part of a school based teaching team from the very start, receiving support from experienced teachers and mentors. You will have the opportunity to become immersed in school life, developing a greater understanding of teaching pedagogy, school systems and pastoral care to develop you into an excellent practitioner.

Importantly, you will access an outstanding academic programme of study at via an accredited route, which will support you to understand the theory behind teaching whilst developing and practicing your skills in school.

For more information about this role, please email Alex Hill, Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning on hilla@ridgewayschool.com.

If you are passionate and motivated by improving the life chances of today’s young people then we would love to hear from you. Interviews will be held upon received suitable applications so please do not delay your application to avoid disappointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

Essential educational requirements

Degree Level

Essential qualifications

Degree Level

Essential skills and experience

If you are passionate and motivated by improving the life chances of today’s young people then we would love to hear from you.

Employee benefits


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)
Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
Cashback healthcare plan (P)
Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1586 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email admin@ridgewayschool.com

About The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College

School location

Inverary Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DJ