Working at Ribblesdale
Subject Leader for Maths (Second in Department)
An exciting opportunity is available to a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to become part of the Mathematics Department leadership team. This role will involve supporting the Curriculum Area Leader in managing our forward-thinking, aspirational and well-resourced mathematics curriculum area. Ribblesdale School's mathematics department is made up of eleven specialist mathematics teachers with a wide range of experience in delivering high quality education to pupils across the age and ability range.
The postholder will be a strong classroom practitioner and an excellent communicator who is able to support colleagues and model good and outstanding practice. As a reflective practitioner, the postholder will have a deep understanding of successful teachers’ practice and be ready to utilise lessons learned to further advance classroom practice. He /she will be able to demonstrate the creativity, flexibility, and resilience needed to provide outstanding opportunities for our pupils.
The Mathematics Department is unapologetically ambitious; the team explores research to inform and expand its practice, using new ideas and strategies alongside well-established teaching and learning methodology. We want a leader who shares our innovative approach to teaching and learning and strives to achieve excellent results and maximise pupil progress.
Applications are encouraged from confident, aspirational teachers who will share our passion for high quality pedagogy informed by the latest research. A thirst for championing mathematics both as a subject area and across the whole school curriculum is a must, along with the energy and enthusiasm to continue our drive forward at this exciting time.
We are seeking to enhance our school support team through the appointment of a Learning Mentor who will contribute to the pastoral care and academic support we provide for all our pupils. Ribblesdale School is an all-through school; we have welcomed our first Reception class this September, and so the successful applicant must be willing to work across the entire age range. The ability and willingness to support with administrative and reception duties will be an advantage.
The successful applicant will work collaboratively with our teachers and other support staff to ensure that the personal, social and learning needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs, are met. Our Learning Mentors establish positive, supportive and constructive relationships with pupils, parents, carers, school staff and governors and the wider community, contributing ideas and strategies for the benefit of our pupils. They assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum, ensuring that high-quality learning experiences are accessed by all.
As a Learning Mentor at Ribblesdale, you will:
- Plan and deliver learning activities for individuals and groups across the whole age range of the through-school (4–16), both within the classroom and as small group withdrawal sessions
- Plan and deliver a range of intervention strategies, some of which may take place before and after school and during pupils’ breaks and lunchtimes
- Provide 1:1 and small group coaching and mentoring sessions for vulnerable pupils and those experiencing barriers to learning, such as low attendance
- Engage in training to enable you to make optimal use of educational technology to support pupils’ learning
- Support subject specialist teachers in making the curriculum accessible to all learners and in implementing quality first teaching strategies.