East Midlands Education Trust

Head of Social Sciences

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The Ripley Academy


MPS/UPS plus TLR2b

Hours per Week

Full Time



Closing Date



Head of Social Sciences 

Full Time - MPS/UPS plus TLR2b

Start Date: 1st September 2022

The Ripley Academy is an 11-18 school located in Derbyshire close to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield and within easy reach of the Peak District. We are a member of the East Midlands Education Trust and work in close partnership with the other academies within the Trust including The West Bridgford School and John Flamsteed Community School. In February 2020, the school was judged to be an Ofsted ‘Good’ school in all areas.

We are looking to appoint a Head of Social Sciences to lead a successful department that currently offers BTEC Health and Social Care at Key stages 4 and 5, GCSE and A-level Psychology and A-level Sociology. The successful candidate will be able to teach Health and Social Care and Sociology at Key Stages 4 and 5.

We welcome applications from teachers who feel they have the ability, enthusiasm and commitment to enhance the lives of students at our Academy; someone who has the drive and determination to make a significant, positive impact on our students ensuring all achieve their full potential.

Our school is a happy, thriving school where the Headteacher is completely committed to raising teaching standards and outcomes for the students of this Academy.

For details of our most recent Ofsted visit please see: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/141259 

A job description and person specification with further information about the role can be downloaded below. An application form can be downloaded by clicking 'Apply Online' above. Applications must be made on an EMET application form. CVs will not be accepted. No agencies.

On the application form, please focus on a detailed 'supporting statement' taking into account the person specification and indicating why you would be the best person for us to recruit to this position.

Please send completed applications forms to recruitment@emet.uk.com

Further details of the post and application packs are available from Collette Robson (School Services Director) by email: crobson@ripleyacademy.org

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post, will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The School looks to employ well-qualified staff who are willing to contribute to the full life of the school and who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

Closing date for applications is: Monday 23rd May 2022 at 9am, with interviews held later that week.

Mr D Bell, Executive Headteacher

Mr J de Rijk, Head of School