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We’re a ‘Good’ school, on a rapid journey to ‘Outstanding.’ 

September 2015 marked the start of an exciting time for Ryde Academy when ‘Head of the Year’ Joy Ballard joined as the Principal. 

Across the first year, GCSE attainment increased from 37% to 54%. Ofsted recognised these massive improvements when they rated the academy as ‘Good’ in November 2016. 

Teaching positions at Ryde Academy
There are no current teacher vacancies.

We would also like to hear from you if you are a qualified teacher and would like to join our team in the future. 

Email the HR Team at to find out more. 

Support Staff Vacancies

We have the following support staff vacancy: 

Inclusion Support Worker 

37 hrs per week.

8am – 4pm Term time only

Actual Salary £15,949

We are seeking an Inclusion Support Worker with a strong commitment to learning, to support our Academy and students’ in using appropriate administrating, and supervising sanctions such as detentions in school.

You will need to be a highly motivated team player who is firm but fair, and have the ability to relate well to young people.

You should have good computer/keyboard skills and be a good organiser with strong administration skills and able to work in a busy school environment. Training will be made available for the right applicant.

We can offer you the opportunity to be part of a highly effective learning team with continued professional development. 

If you would like to join our highly motivated workforce, improving outcomes for the children of the Isle of Wight we would love to hear from you.

This position is required ASAP

Closing date: Sunday 23rd December 

Interviews to be held W/C Monday 7th January 

To apply, please complete this application form and return it to: 

Mrs Tonia Voller -

by post

Mrs Tonia Voller 
Ryde Academy 
HR Assist.
Pell Lane 
Isle of Wight 
PO33 3LN

Please see below for job description and person specification

Teacher Training at Ryde Academy

We are looking for trainee teachers for the 2019/20 academic year. 

Are you educated to degree level? Have you considered teaching as a career? 

We are offering you the opportunity to train to become a qualified teacher within just one year.

You will be working alongside our award winning Headteacher Joy Ballard and our inspirational team to drive forward your career.

If you are interested in future teacher training opportunities, please contact us on: 

Phone:          01983 567331

Talent Pool 

You might be beginning your career as teacher or you may be a highly experienced teacher looking to become a Lead Practitioner or SLE (Specialist Leaders of Education). We have posts available at a both levels. 

If you are thinking about the next career step or perhaps looking to relocate to the Isle of Wight and teach in one of the subject areas listed below, Give our friendly HR Department a call on 01983 567331 to discuss the wide range of both full and part-time opportunities available at Ryde Academy. Alternatively send your CV (marking the subject heading as Talent Pool) to: 

Working at Ryde Academy 

The Isle of Wight is located between Portsmouth and Southampton and is separated from the mainland by the Solent. The Island is an average of between two to four miles from the mainland and is easily accessible by regular travel links from Portsmouth Southampton and Lymington. 

For more information about the benefits of working on the Isle of Wight, click on the image below to view a short video.

For more information about Ryde Academy, please view our Recruitment Brochure 

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