Apply online TEACHER OF MUSIC - Maternity Cover

Ref 175897
Grade MPS
Term Part Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 01/10/2021  to July 2022 
Closing Date 12 noon 18/06/2021 
Howarth Street , Oswaldtwistle , BB5 3EA
Tel: 01282 683 040
School website:
Roll: 550
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 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.

In the meantime, the 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. We are also part of an active application to form a new multi- academy trust (MAT), within Hyndburn, with a neighbouring high school and two primary schools. This will afford the very best support and opportunities for pupils and staff across the proposed Trust.

Rhyddings are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified teacher of Music to join an already successful and ambitious performing arts 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.

The post is a temporary maternity cover, which we expect will start in October 2021 and end in July 2022 but the exact start date will be dependent on when the confinement commences. There will be an opportunity to shadow the post holder to ensure a smooth transition. The Department is part of the wider Performing Arts team, led by a Lead Subject Teacher.

When we return to Oswaldtwistle, Music is suited in a newly refurbished Arts Block. Music is on the first floor and comprises a suite of practice rooms and a main teaching room equipped with keyboards, computers and is very well resourced throughout.

Pupils in KS4 currently study the RSL Level 2 Award and there will be a single option group in Year 11. Pupils at KS3 have a 60 minute lesson per week following the National Curriculum.

There are regular opportunities for pupils to perform and even during lockdown we held virtual online showcase events. Under more normal operation there are Christmas and Summer shows, the most recent musical we presented is, 'We Will Rock You'.

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

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

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.
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For an informal discussion please contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Mrs G Worthington on 01282 683 040 or

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

An application form is available with this advert or via the school website. Please return completed application forms to Mrs Worthington at

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