This is an exciting time to join New Rickstones Academy as we continue to expand. Over the last 8 years, student numbers have more than doubled, leading to oversubscription and the addition of a new building in September 2022 to accommodate the growing demand.

We maintained our 'Good' OFSTED rating in 2023.  Whilst learning is our core aim, mutual respect and fantastic working relationships between students and staff is what makes New Rickstones Academy what it is, and makes me proud to be Principal.

New Rickstones Academy is a great place to work with modern facilities and a friendly and supportive staff team. The academy is proud to boast high staff retention and development.  We have an extensive and hugely successful CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme to further develop our excellent staff.

If you are considering a role at New Rickstones Academy, please arrange a visit and come and see the academy for yourself.

Staff benefits

Staff benefits include:

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. Dedicated ITT and ECT Leads ensure that teachers 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. 

Train to Teach at New Rickstones Academy

Salaried, in-school places are available for September 2024. Scholarships available up to £29,000 or salaried routes where your tuition fees are paid.

Our school-based teacher training programme is the perfect start to a successful and rewarding career in teaching. The first stage of applying to our programme is to complete this simple online application form.

Current vacancies:

Click the link below to view our current vacancies, download a 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. 

For further information, please contact Anna Thorne, / 01376 515 756  extension 230.

To view current vacancies please click here

For more information on teacher training click here