Head of Geography, Calderdale

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Ryburn Valley High SchoolCalderdale

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Fulltime Teaching plus TLR2b
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Would you like a career in the heart of the ‘Happy Valley of Calderdale’? 

Ryburn is a truly special place to work and study. We aim to “inspire students with a love of learning, a zest for life and genuine confidence to excel in a colourful world”. 

Required as soon as possible – An excellent Geography teacher and inspiring leader. 

Why Ryburn?  

"The staff survey and parents’ and carers’ responses to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, are overwhelmingly positive and in support of the school. Parents and carers were very clear that they are very happy with the work of the pastoral support teams and the special educational needs department". – Ofsted 2017

“Ryburn gives you so many opportunities to do what you want and be who you want to be” – Student 

“Ryburn encourages children to challenge themselves to always to do better. Teachers give children support to achieve whilst giving them skills to be independent learners” – Parent 

“I have never been to a school where so many pupils hold doors open for staff and one another Pupils are polite and courteous and want to achieve well. They take pride in their work and are continuing to make good progress. They are confident and articulate.” – Geography Teacher  

The focus here is ‘people’, staff and students, and ensuring that everyone reaches their full potential." - Media Teacher  

"Ryburn has a fantastic CPDL programme and courses are readily available to improve your teaching and learning. Working here has really helped develop my skills as a teacher." - Maths NQT   

"The key to making Ryburn a pleasant school to work in is the students. They have a lot of pride in where they go to school and realise the importance of trying their hardest to succeed." - English Teacher

Ryburn Valley High School is a top performing Academy.We are a hugely oversubscribed 11 – 18 Comprehensive School with over 1,400 students on roll including 173 in the Sixth Form.  

We aim for exceptional achievement for all by developing world class teaching and nurturing meaningful relationships based on our values, warmth, humour and trust.

We have very high expectations of staff and invest heavily in their development.Career opportunities are rich in the coming years. 

The successful candidate will:  

• an excellent teacher 

• collaborative, building strong professional relationships 

• able to motivate and inspire students and staff to achieve their full potential 

• energetic and have a ‘can-do’ attitude 

• someone who has a measurable impact as an individual teacher and throughout the school 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   An application form and further details are available from admin@rvhschool.co.uk or visit our website www.rvhs.co.uk. 

Deadline: Friday, 26th April 2019.

Interviews will take place w/c 29th April 2019.  

Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance for the Academy

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More about Ryburn Valley High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Peters Avenue, Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 1DF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1422 832070
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