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Geography Teacher

Job Details

  • Reference Number: THW/17/060272/0000011
  • Region: Isle of Wight, Ryde
  • Salary:
  • Position: Teaching Jobs
  • Open: 10-01-2017
  • Close: 31-01-2017

Job Description


We’re a ‘Good’ school, on a rapid journey to ‘Outstanding’

September 2015 marked the start of an exciting time for Ryde Academy when ‘Head of the Year’ Joy Ballard joined as the Principal.

Across the first year, GCSE attainment increased from 37% to 54%. Ofsted recognised these massive improvements when they rated the academy as ‘Good’ in November 2016.

Due to the school’s increasing popularity and expansion, we have a number of fantastic opportunities for teachers at our academy.

You will be working in our multi-million pound state-of-the-art new school building which is set to open in 2017.

About our Academy

Ryde Academy, based on the Isle of Wight, is an 11 to 18 years Secondary Academy and is sponsored by the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). There are currently 1,000 students on roll and this is rising now that the academy is the school of choice for the community.

What did Ofsted say about our Academy?

“The Principal is inspirational” and has “initiated rapid improvement in all aspects of school life.”

“Positive relationships underpin a strong community ethos.”

“Pupils are extremely proud to belong to Ryde Academy, they are appreciative of their teachers and the leaders of the school.”

“There is a high degree of confidence in the leaders of the school and staff feel well supported.”

“Behaviour of students is good.”

Click here to view the full report

The role:

Are you a self-motivated, enthusiastic teacher of Geography?

We’re looking for a Geography teacher to join our rapidly improving Academy.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, aiming for excellence and:

  • Should have a strong track record of raising attainment and achievement of every student in the subject or the ability to demonstrate you are developing outstanding practice, if an NQT.
  • Be a passionate advocate of the subject who contributes effectively to departmental and whole school improvement.
  • Have the ability to teach across the age and ability range at age 11-16.

Not only do we aim to provide the very best for every student, we also offer excellent career development opportunities for our staff.

If you share Joy’s genuine enthusiasm for improving opportunities for students and want to be part of our warm, dedicated team, we would love to hear from you.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, Cycle2work, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

This position is required to commence in April 2017. Interviews are scheduled to take place the weeks commencing Monday 6 or 13 February 2017.

Closing date: Tuesday 31 January 2017

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

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We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements. Please visit our website for further details.