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Teacher of MFL - Spanish (Maternity Cover)


Dear Candidate

Welcome to Rhyddings, which 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.

The school is in a period of transition, quite literally with our recent return, following a 

£10 Million site redevelopment programme, and conversion to academy status within a newly formed Multi Academy Trust. This includes two primary and two secondary schools within Hyndburn. This post will be with the school but employment will be within the MAT in early spring 2022.  This will afford the successful candidate greater opportunity to network with each partner school.

In the meantime, our 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. 

Pupils are well supported through our Pastoral Year Leader and House Continent system with year group tutoring.  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 3 year KS3 and 2 year KS4 offering EBacc, should pupils choose to do so.

Information for currently available posts:

MFL – Spanish

The post arises for a temporary maternity cover from February 2022.  We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher to provide continuity for 2 terms, in the first instance, but it could be longer depending on the return date of the mother. 

Spanish is currently the single language taught across KS3 and offered as an option at KS4.  The acting Head of Department will support the successful candidate and there will be opportunity to be further supported within the MAT and the language team more widely.  This post is also as a result of expanding the offer of languages within the curriculum and the current post holder also teaches English, therefore this would be desirable.  This is a small amount of English at KS3 (Years 7 & 8). 

We have access to regular CPD both in school, external courses and through our local membership of the East Lancashire School Alliance (ELSA) and nationally through the PiXL organisation.  At the heart of forming a new MAT is to provide the best career support, development and opportunity to all staff. 

The post is suitable for a new entrant to the profession or an experienced teacher.

Applications should be submitted using the forms available from our website with a supporting letter of no more than two pages of A4.   

Please return completed applications to Mrs Worthington, PA to the Headteacher, 

Similarly, should you wish to arrange a visit to the school please do contact her.

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