Teacher of English
(Possible TLR available dependent upon skills and expertise)
To start: When available
We are enjoying a trajectory of continued success and look forward to welcoming a successful applicant who can join us on our journey. We became a standalone academy in 2011, and we are incredibly proud of the progress we have made as a school, having laid strong foundations for further improvement going forwards.
Our school motto, ‘Prepare for the road ahead’, represents our belief in preparing our staff and students for their future, not only in terms of academic achievement, but also in terms of the training, enrichment and experiences which make us all model citizens. Our school values – Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork and Enjoyment – underpin what we do and contribute to our ethos in everything we undertake as a school community. We set our standards high and do not compromise, because we believe in the best for everyone.
In a year when students across the country faced the challenge of more rigorous GCSEs, our students achieved extremely well, with 69% of students gaining GCSE passes in both Maths and English, and 13 students achieving the new prestigious Grade 9, placing them in the top 3% nationally. In a year when A*s and As dropped across the country, Ridgewood’s students bucked this trend and saw more top grades than ever. 27% of students achieved 9-7 in English compared with 13.6% nationally and 22% achieved 9-7 in Maths compared with 15.5% nationally. This success was also mirrored by our outstanding A-Level results, where one in every three grades was A* or A and 90% of students went on to university education.
We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Teacher of English to work alongside our friendly and caring faculty of dedicated teachers and teaching assistants. As an innovative practitioner, you will bring new ideas and enthusiasm to a dynamic faculty whilst learning and developing under our excellent leaders. You will have access to an exceptional Behaviour for Learning system, driving student progress, alongside a truly outstanding, bespoke CPD programme. The successful candidate would have the opportunity to develop his/her practice through teaching some of our dedicated and high-performing A Level students, and to benefit from our Outstanding Sixth Form with its exceptional facilities.
We are committed to offering the staff who work at Ridgewood every opportunity to become the best they can be. Our training packages, for staff at all stages of their careers, are second to none. As well as our Hyperion programme, designed to give teachers one-to-one coaching to develop specific aspects of their classroom practice, we also offer a range of individual and group development opportunities. NQTs and RQTs are supported through their early years of teaching as they embed excellent classroom practice, developing and experienced teachers are prepared for positions of leadership and responsibility, and senior staff are trained to reflect on and evaluate their practice whilst simultaneously developing others. We can match training and development to everyone’s needs and wishes.
Are you a seeking an energetic, vibrant working environment, working alongside supportive colleagues who share your passion for teaching, and a dedicated team of senior leaders committed to whole school development? If so, Ridgewood School is for you.
For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact Frances Hamlet, the Head’s PA, either by email to email@example.com or by phoning 01302 800482. We welcome visits from potential candidates – please contact Frances to arrange this. Application forms are available either via the TES or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.