Ref 183077
Grade M1 to UPS3
Salary £25714 to £ 41604 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1st January 2023 
Closing Date 12 noon on Friday 07/10/2022
Haworth Street , Oswaldtwistle , Accrington , Lancashire , BB5 3EA
Tel: 01254 231051
School website:
Roll: 650
Welcome to Rhyddings, which serves the East Lancashire old mill town of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding area. It has been at the heart of the community for nearly 90 years and enjoys good transport links via the M65 corridor and adjoining networks of M6 and M66.

Rhyddings, part of the LET Education Trust, are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified Teacher of Geography to join our expanding team and school.

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 pupils 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 will be well supported by our lead subject of Geography.  We have some flexibility for the successful candidate and welcome applications from ECT’s or experienced teachers.

This post is for a suitably experienced teacher or new entrant to the profession and the Trust operates full salary portability on the Main Professional Scales (M1- UPS3).  The post is available due to the promotion of the current post holder to a new leadership challenge.

The school has been in a period of transition, quite literally with a recently completed capital building programme. Uniquely, whilst this was taking place the school was temporarily off-site for the academic years’ 2019-2021, returning in September 2021 to an impressive multi million pound refurbished and new build campus boasting excellent facilities.

We offer a GCSE in Geography at KS4 and this is popular option within our curriculum with two groups in both years 10 and 11.  We follow the AQA Specification.  At KS3 all pupils have three 60-minute lessons per fortnight and 6 hours across KS4.  Fieldwork is a feature of our wider curriculum with all year groups experiencing off site educational visits to support their learning.

We are also a founding member within a newly formed Multi Academy Trust – LET Education Trust . This includes two primary and two secondary schools within Hyndburn.  This post will be with the school, but as part of the trust, and this will afford the successful candidate greater opportunity to work collaboratively.

The school is also expanding and has moved from 4 form entry to 6 form entry within the last 18 months.

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.

Rehabilitation 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.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.
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Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Please contact Mrs G Worthington, PA to the Headteacher, for an informal discussion.

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Application forms are available with this advert or from the school website, Completed application forms should be returned 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.