Ref 174738
Grade MPS + TLR 2.2
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1st September 2021 
Closing Date 12 noon 12/04/2021 
Coal Clough Lane , Burnley , BB115BT
Tel: 01282 683 040
School website:
Roll: 552
Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified teacher of Geography to lead this successful department.

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who is both creative and challenging in their teaching. They will be passionate and committed to ensuring students maximise their potential and achievement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach across our whole 11-16 age range and ability range and shape the future of the subject within the school.

This post is for a suitably experienced teacher ready to take on subject leadership responsibilities, the school operates full salary portability on the Main Professional Scales (M1- UPS3).

The Department of two full time teachers will be led by the successful applicant. The post is vacant due to the planned retirement of the current post holder. The second teacher of geography completed their NQT with us and is now an RQT.

We currently offer a GCSE in Geography at KS4 and this is a popular option within our curriculum. Pupils have 3hrs per week in both Years 10 and 11.

At KS3 all pupils have a 60 minute lesson per week and cover a range of the National Curriculum. Experiential learning has been a feature of our curriculum with fieldwork, trips and visits taking place right from Year 7 with an annual assent to the top of Pendle Hill. Trips to local rivers, streams and towns take place to study both physical and human geography in action. The department has teamed together with the Travel and Tourism teacher for an annual visit to Holland, to mention some of their curriculum enrichment.

The school is in a period of transition, quite literally with a planned capital building programme. Uniquely, whilst this is taking place the school has been temporarily off-site for the academic years 2019-2021, to allow for demolition and construction work. Therefore, we are currently based at Hameldon College, Coal Clough Lane, Burnley for this academic year but return to Oswaldtwistle in September 2021.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

This post is suitable for an NQT or experienced teacher, the school operates full salary portability.

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school or speak to someone regarding the post please contact us on 01282 683 040 or email us at and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.

Rhyddings Business & Enterprise School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Mrs G Worthington, PA to the Headteacher on 01282 683 040.

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Application forms can be found as part of the supporting documentation or on the school website, Completed application forms should be returned to Mrs G Worthington, PA to the Headteacher.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.