Living and working in Catterick, North Yorkshire - The locality
Risedale School is located within the pretty village of Hipswell at the heart of Catterick Garrison, close to the historic market town of Richmond. It is set within a beautiful part of North Yorkshire, close to both Swaledale and Wensleydale. Catterick is a thriving and advancing location offering a choice of affordable and desirable housing opportunities prompted by the planned expansion of the Garrison over the forthcoming years. The newly built Princes Gate Retail Park offers all major amenities including supermarkets, cafes, shops, a leisure centre and a library. Risedale is just a 5-minute drive from the A1(M) providing easy access to Teesside, York and the Leeds conurbation. Major centres like Darlington are within easy reach for commuters, shoppers or leisure seekers, at around a 30-minute drive along the A1(M).
What can we offer you?
- The challenge of meaningful work – the opportunity to work in a unique school with a diverse community of pupils, many of whom are from the military garrison, meeting their needs and nurturing aspirations;
- Clear vision and strategic thinking leading to the setting and achieving of challenging goals. Working learning and achieving together;
- CPD and career progression opportunities – a place to develop and share best practices so we can all succeed no matter where our future career paths may lead;
- A supportive team – collaboration with partners from other schools, a place where friendships can be made and we all feel valued.
Why work at Risedale?
There's something special about working at Risedale School. Our staff and pupils strive to be the very best they can be and work hard to support one another in their endeavours. There's a sense of pride that comes from working and studying at Risedale as we always try to make the most of ourselves as a school and as individuals.
Our staff genuinely care about our pupils and work hard to strengthen close relationships with our parents, whose support is invaluable. Risedale is an integral part of Catterick Garrison and beyond. We ensure that our links to other local stakeholders including schools, the military and civilian partners are always reinforced so that Risedale School truly is a central pillar of our community and innovator for the success of our pupils. We believe that in preparing our pupils for life it is essential that their time at Risedale is a rounded and mindful experience. Pupils and staff work directly within the community providing a positive service and force for good; working in partnership with the Garrison Primary Schools, the military, Harewood Medical Practice, Tesco, the Fire Service, Catterick Leisure Centre, care homes as well as many local and national charities.
The current situation
Risedale School is a coeducational community secondary school welcoming pupils aged 11 to 16. It enjoys an enviable and growing reputation in its local community. Links with the Armed Forces are strong. The school has one of the largest proportions of service children (over 40%) of any secondary school in the UK. This military connection is an essential part of the school’s distinctive character.
Risedale was inspected by Ofsted in November 2019 and the glowing report which followed saw the school being judged as 'Good' in all four areas of appraisal which includes; The Quality of Education; Behaviour and Attitudes; Personal Development; Leadership and Management. Click here to view our latest Ofsted Report. Justifiably proud of this accomplishment school staff are by no means complacent and know there is more work to be done and are enjoying the challenge. To view Risedale School's list of accreditations please click this link.