Ref 178465
Grade Main Pay Scale
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 21/02/2021  to 22/07/2021 
Closing Date 12 noon on 09/12/2021
Haworth Street , Oswaldtwistle , Accrington , BB5 3EA
Tel: 01254 231051
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 our recent return, following a £10 Million site redevelopment programme, and conversion to academy status within a newly formed Multi Academy Trust. This includes two primary and two secondary schools within Hyndburn. This post will be with the school but employment will be within the MAT in early spring 2022. This will afford the successful candidate greater opportunity to network with each partner school.

In the meantime, our 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.

Pupils are well supported through our Pastoral Year Leader and House Continent system with year group tutoring. This provides the support pupils need to perform well across the curriculum as well as healthy competition throughout the year.

We have an active extra-curricular programme and run a number of annual residential trips both here and abroad. Close links with the local Rotary Club provide access to bespoke programmes, community work and charitable activities. Large numbers of pupils complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

We have a 3 year KS3 and 2 year KS4 offering EBacc, should pupils choose to do so.

MFL Spanish

The post arises for a temporary maternity cover from February 2022. We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher to provide continuity for 2 terms, in the first instance, but it could be longer depending on the return date of the mother.

Spanish is currently the single language taught across KS3 and offered as an option at KS4. The acting Head of Department will support the successful candidate and there will be opportunity to be further supported within the MAT and the language team more widely. This post is also as a result of expanding the offer of languages within the curriculum and the current post holder also teaches English, therefore this would be desirable. This is a small amount of English at KS3 (Years 7 & 8).

We have access to regular CPD both in school, external courses and through our local membership of the East Lancashire School Alliance (ELSA) and nationally through the PiXL organisation. At the heart of forming a new MAT is to provide the best career support, development and opportunity to all staff.

The post is suitable for a new entrant to the profession or experienced teacher.

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.

More Information can be found at
Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Mrs G Worthington, PA to the Headteacher, on 01254 231 051 or via email at

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Application form can be found on this advert or from our website. Please return your completed application form and covering letter to Mrs G Worthington, PA to the Headteacher, 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.