Teacher of Health & Social Care (p/t 0.6 or 0.8)
To start: September 2018
As a Good school with an Outstanding Sixth Form, staff and students at Ridgewood enjoy the use of some of the very best facilities available in the country. 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 Health & Social Care to work alongside our friendly and caring faculty of Humanities. As an innovative practitioner, you will introduce Health & Social Care at level 3 to our outstanding Sixth Form with its exceptional facilities. You will have access to an exceptional Behaviour for Learning system, driving student progress, alongside a truly outstanding, bespoke CPD programme.
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, the Vacancies link on the school website, by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for this post is Monday 21 May 2018. Interviews will take place later that week. Please return your application form as soon as possible as earlier interviews may be available.
Ridgewood School reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date above.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The school operates a no smoking policy.