Join an Outstanding Academy

We’re always looking for outstanding individuals to aid the delivery of an outstanding education. Ripley St Thomas is unique in so many ways, boasting academic success,, a deeply embedded Christian ethos,  a tradition of nurture and service within a strong school community, and we have beautiful grounds including school farm and stables.

Our young people are hardworking, very well behaved, eager to learn and make a positive difference in society.

If you wish to make your mark as a professional and develop yourself in a thriving learning community, we hope you will make an application for one of the posts below.  As a National Teaching School we can promise you outstanding professional support and development, whatever your stage of career.

Please read the welcome letter and job description included in the relevant application pack before completing the downloadable application form. You should also write a letter (no more than 2 sides of A4 - font Tahoma 11) outlining how your skills and experience fit you for the relevant post.

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school prior to interview. Please ring Mrs Rees, the Principal’s Executive Assistant to make an appointment.

We can offer:
  • A school with a distinctive Christian mission, ethos and strong traditions, dating back to 1864
  • The opportunity to work in a school graded as outstanding in all areas by both Ofsted and SIAMS (Church school inspection)
  • A highly achieving 11-18 school with consistently excellent results at GCSE and A Level
  • Fantastic pupils who are hardworking, enthusiastic and impeccably behaved
  • Supportive and aspirational parents
  • A dedicated, enthusiastic and highly professional staff team
  • A professional working environment in which all staff are valued, listened to and able to fully use their gifts and talents.
  • Extra-curricular sporting facilities for staff including fully equipped gym, swimming pool and running track

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement 

Ripley St Thomas CE Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Current Vacancies 

Bridge Manager

We are seeking an excellent colleague who is interested in making a difference for our most vulnerable learners and those in need of extra support in their learning. 

Our Bridge manager will work closely with our Assistant Principals (KS3 and KS4), our Progress Leaders and our Learning Support department to devise modified timetables and individualised support to those in need of extra intervention. We are looking for someone with excellent organisational skills and who is also able to provide academic support and tutoring to pupils who require help with organisation and who have reduced curriculum time. 

The ideal candidate will have a real desire to make a difference to children’s lives but also have a firm but fair manner. They will be able to provide academic support in a caring and sensitive manner. They will need to build relationships with a range of colleagues across the academy as well as with the pupils in their care to help them overcome the various barriers that impact on their learning.

Please download the application pack below for full details and an application form.

Closing date: midday on Wednesday 26 September 2018

Interviews: Friday 5 October 2018

Start date: ASAP

Bridge Manager Application Pack 


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