Message from Damian Lee, Executive Principal

This is an exciting time to join New Rickstones Academy. We have built on the success of our Good OFSTED rating in 2018 and have seen great improvements in the quality of teaching and learning throughout all areas of the school. This was confirmed in 2019 by our best ever results with English and Maths securing 76% of their students a grade 4 or above, making us one of the most improved schools in the country.

Message from Simon Gibbs, Head of School

Over the last 7 years the academy has seen a huge increase in student numbers with the number of students on roll more than doubling. The academy is now oversubscribed and we have a new build in progress to further increase student numbers to meet demand whilst also adding to our amazing facilities.

New Rickstones Academy is a great place to work with a friendly and supportive staff team. Staff numbers have also increased and the academy is proud to boast high staff retention rates. Staff development is a priority with an extensive and hugely successful CPD (Continuing Professional Development) program to further develop our excellent staff.

If you are considering a role at New Rickstones Academy I would strongly encourage you to arrange a visit to come and see the academy for yourself.

Staff benefits

Staff benefits include:

  • BHSF Cash Health Plan

  • Network Benefits (discounts at high street and online retailers)

  • Pension Scheme (Local Government / Teachers Pensions)

  • Modern, state of the art building with fantastic facilities

  • Restaurant (catering by Aspens)

  • Free tea and coffee

  • Free car parking

As an Investors in People organisation, staff development is a high priority and we offer a flexible professional development programme for both teaching staff and support staff. Development is available for teachers at all stages of their career including teacher training (through School Direct), ECT and RQT annual programmes. A dedicated ITT/ECT Lead ensures trainees are fully supported and mentored throughout their training year and ECT/RQT years.

Our Trust

We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust, a national network of primary, special and secondary academies. We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring.

Current vacancies

Please select the link below to be directed to our vacancies. Here you will be able to download the Job Description/Person Specification and make an online application.

Please pay particular attention to the supporting statement, stating clearly how you feel you meet the requirements of the person specification. Please also ensure that you provide employment references to include minimum two employer references covering the last 5 years and including your most recent or current employer and the most recent school-based employer where applicable.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

If you have any queries please contact Anna Thorne, PA to Head of School, / 01376 515 756 extension 230.

To find out more about vacancies within New Rickstones Academy please click here