Working at Ribblesdale
Key Stage One Teacher
Required from September 2024
Are you an experienced, highly skilled and knowledgeable KS1 teacher who is seeking a once-in-a-career opportunity to help shape and build Ribblesdale’s new primary provision?
We are seeking a skilled and dedicated KS1 teacher to support us in delivering the very best education for our very first Year 1 cohort and help us to foster in them a life-long love of learning. Ribblesdale School has recently become a 4-16 all-through school. Our primary phase opened in September 2023, and is based on a separate site to the main school in a brand-new, purpose-built facility on the Standen Estate. The provision is for a one form entry primary phase and its roll will increase incrementally each academic year. We are looking to appoint a teacher to complement our large, talented and highly committed staff. We want someone with a genuine drive and commitment to raising standards, as well as a love of teaching and the desire to make a difference.
This is a new post to the school and one which will provide outstanding professional development opportunities for an aspirational colleague who is keen to have a significant impact and make a lasting difference to the life chances of our young people.
Teacher of Mathematics
We are offering an exceptional opportunity for a talented mathematics teacher to join our large, vibrant, and established team working in the heart of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. You will join us at an exciting and seminal time in our rich 90-year history with the recent opening of our Primary phase as we begin our journey as an all through school for pupils aged 4 - 16.
The Mathematics Department is unapologetically ambitious; the team explores research to inform and expand our practice, using new ideas and strategies
alongside effective and well-established teaching and learning methodology. Our curriculum is rich and challenging and, with our evolving pedagogy, we really are
extremely proud of what we do. This is a fantastic opportunity for an energetic and enthusiastic teacher to join us.
Inclusion here at Ribblesdale is paramount as we strive to provide an education rich in opportunity for all our pupils. Our ‘Personal Development’ provision is
‘outstanding’ (OFSTED) with our unique Enrichment programme helping pupils to foster their talents and gain new skills and experiences, beyond the classroom walls. Our innovative use of education technology has seen us recognised as a Microsoft Showcase School as we develop at the forefront as pioneers in
educational technology and innovation.
Applications are encouraged from inspirational, aspirational teachers who will share our passion for high quality pedagogy informed by the latest research. As a key member of the team, you will have the ability to teach across Key Stages 3 and 4. A thirst for championing mathematics across all aspects of the school is vital, along with the enthusiasm and commitment to continue to drive forward at this exciting time.
Teacher of Music and Performing Arts
Are you a dynamic and talented practitioner with an undeniable passion and flair for Music and drama? If so, we invite you to apply to join our successful and vibrant school community. We are seeking applications from aspirational colleagues who possess exceptional subject knowledge and share our enthusiasm for the arts. If you have the skills and knowledge to cultivate an ambitious, innovative culture in performing arts, we want to hear from you!
At KS3, our pupils immerse themselves in the worlds of music and drama, preparing for the diverse pathways we offer at KS4, including GCSE and BTEC qualifications. Our Performing Arts Department is exceptionally well-resourced. It is equipped with two performance spaces, one of which was newly built in 2020 and the other having been equipped with new lighting system last summer. The subject area has a variety of instruments, superb access to technology and is led by two subject specialists, including an experienced and dedicated Subject Lead for Performing Arts. In collaboration with Lancashire Music Service, our school benefits from peripatetic teachers, ensuring a rich and comprehensive learning experience. A thriving school choir, performing regularly at events throughout the academic year, adds to the vibrancy of our performing arts community, and is now supported by a growing staff choir.
As a school, we boast strong connections with Clitheroe’s ‘The Grand’ theatre venue, where we actively participate in the GRAB event, a talent show at which our pupils compete with peers from other local schools. These opportunities, alongside our outstanding Enrichment curriculum, create a rich tapestry of experiences on offer for all of our pupils.
The opening of our first reception class this September heralded the start of a new era for the school as we became an all-through school, catering for pupils from the age of 4 to 16. Most recently, the music department collaborated with our EYFS Lead and Primary Phase Lead to host our first carol service as a through school. The successful candidate will play a critical part in further developing music and drama throughout all year groups.
Joining our team at this exciting juncture presents a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. With a growing number of pupils pursuing music and drama at KS4, this role will allow the successful candidate to be a key contributor to our success story. As a member of our team, you’ll become part of a thriving subject area within the school, working alongside a cohesive, forward-thinking, and ambitious group of educators.
If you are ready to inspire Ribblesdale’s staff and pupils and contribute to the flourishing performing arts culture in our school, we encourage you to apply and join us on this journey as we continue to foster a love for drama and music in the hearts and minds of our pupils. Be part of a community that truly values creativity, innovation and the holistic development of every pupil!