Teacher of Girls' PE (maternity cover), Lancaster

Closing date:

Ripley St Thomas Church of England AcademyLancaster
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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, and dynamic Teacher of Girls' PE from January 2019, to teach a wide range of activities across the curriculum, with the potential to teach A Level.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a leading and dynamic department that achieves very good results across all areas of Physical Education at both GCSE and A Level standard, benefits from excellent facilities and offers a wide range of co-curricular opportunities. opportunities.   

Ripley is a very special place to work. We are looking for someone to join our Ripley Family who will make a strong contribution to our school, as well as to our PE department. We want someone who loves their subject and who has the vision, drive and determination to build on the strengths of our fantastic team and lead us on to even better things. 

Please see the applicant information pack for full details.

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 impeccably 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 
  • Extra-curricular sporting facilities for staff including fully equipped gym, swimming pool and running track 

Career development recruitment incentives: 

  • A bespoke CPD programme for all staff, exciting career opportunities and individual teaching and leadership coaching 
  • Access through the Teaching School to a range of middle and senior leadership programmes  

Start date: January 2020

Closing date: midday on Monday 18 November 2019 

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. In line with our safeguarding policies we are unable to accept CVs.   

Along with your application form, please also provide a letter (of no more than 2 sides, using Tahoma 11 font) outlining your experience relative to the job description and person specification.



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