Ref 185522
Grade M1 to UPS3, plus TLR 1.2
Salary £28000 to £ 43685 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1st September 2023 
Closing Date 12 noon on 20/03/2023
Rhyddings, Haworth Street, Oswaldtwistle

Tel: 01254 231051
School website:
Roll: 630
We would like to extend a warm welcome from all pupils, staff, governors and trustees of Rhyddings. 
The school has been in a period of transition, having returned to our permanent site following a £10 million re-development, back in the heart of our community, and establishing a more normal return to school following the pandemic.  We are also part of a group of founding schools to form a new multi-academy trust, within Hyndburn, with a neighbouring high school and two primary schools.

The LET Education Trust will provide exceptional education across its schools, placing staff development and opportunity as a priority for improvement.

The post is vacant due to the promotion of the current post-holder to Assistant Headteacher.  Therefore we are seeking to appoint a experienced colleague to lead our English department onto further success at this exciting point in our development.  You will be joining an expanding and forward thinking school with a fantastic, likeminded workforce, and pupils who are eager to realise their goals and ambitions.

Rhyddings, part of the LET Education Trust, are seeking an enthusiastic, committed, qualified Head of English to join our successful and expanding school.  We are looking for an excellent 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 and ability range and as a middle leader will be well supported by our strong team of likeminded colleagues who are mutually supportive.

As a middle leader you will be expected to have experience in teaching across both KS3 & KS4.  You will have autonomy on curriculum intent and GCSE specifications and will also work closely with a member of SLT and other English specialists from the Trust.  We want a teacher who strives for excellence, builds fantastic relationships and maximises pupil progress. A commitment to extra curricular provision is essential.   The Trust operates full salary portability on the Main Professional Scales (MPS1- UPS3).

The current team is a mix of experience and youth, with one ECT joining in September 2023.  We have experienced exam board markers and mentoring within the department, one of which is the PLSCITT trainee lead in English and SLE for curriculum support and leadership,  development of whole school reading and phonics (secondary). Together this hardworking and committed team has driven improvements in curriculum intent, implementation and impact showing our results lift to a positive progress 8 score and GCSE 4+/5+ inline with national averages; this is one of our highest performing departments.

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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Essential Qualifications

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Desirable Qualifications

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Essential Experience

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Desirable Experience

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In September there will be 5.5 FTE staff in the English department and the successful candidate may have the opportunity to interview and recruit a second in department to support them.

Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Please contact Mrs G Worthington, PA to the Headteacher, on 01254 231 051 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.