Lead Subject Teacher of Geography

Rhyddings Business and Enterprise SchoolLancashire


MPS + TLR 2.2 

Required from 1st September 2021

Closing date:   12 Noon on Monday 12 April 2021

Interviews: Date to be confirmed

Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified teacher of Geography to lead the department.

Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School, serves the East Lancashire old mill town of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding area of Hyndburn.  It has been at the heart of the community for over 85 years and although a smaller than average high school we cater for pupils from a diverse range of backgrounds. The school enjoys good transport links via the M65 corridor and adjoining networks of M6 and M66.

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who is both creative and challenging in their teaching. They will be passionate and committed to ensuring students maximise their potential and achievement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach across our whole 11-16 age range and ability range and shape the future of the subject within the school.

The school is in a period of transition, quite literally with a planned capital building programme.  Uniquely, whilst this is taking place the school has been temporarily off-site for the academic years 2019-2021, to allow for demolition and construction work. Therefore, we are currently based at Hameldon College, Coal Clough Lane, Burnley, for this academic year but return to Oswaldtwistle in September 2021.

In the meantime, the school continues to work hard to prepare the young people we serve and help them realise and reach their potential, providing them with the very best educational experiences. We are also part of an active application to form a new multi- academy trust (MAT), within Hyndburn, with a neighbouring high school and two primary schools. This will afford the very best support and opportunities for pupils and staff across the proposed Trust.

We currently offer a GCSE in Geography at KS4 and this is a popular option within our curriculum.  Experiential learning has been a feature of our curriculum with fieldwork, trips and visits taking place right from Year 7 with an annual assent to the top of Pendle Hill. Trips to local rivers, streams and towns take place to study both physical and human geography in action.  The department has teamed together with the Travel and Tourism teacher for an annual visit to Holland, to mention some of their curriculum enrichment.

Pupils are well supported through our Pastoral House Continent system with year group tutoring supported by Continent Leaders.  This provides the support pupils need to perform well across the curriculum as well as healthy competition throughout the year.

We have an active extra-curricular programme and run a number of annual residential trips both here and abroad.  Close links with the local Rotary Club provide access to bespoke programmes, community work and charitable activities.  Large numbers of pupils complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

We have a 3yr KS3 and 2yr KS4 offering EBacc, should pupils choose to do so.

Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Any appointment will be made subject to a clear, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding the post please contact us on 01282 683 040 or email the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Worthington at worthingtong@rhyddings.co.uk, and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

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