We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational deputy head of department to join a thriving team of eight staff, who is committed to the teaching of RS at all levels and who is willing to assist the head of department to further enhance the department’s standing. This is a full time position commencing April or September 2018.
Religious studies is compulsory to GCSE and is a popular option at A-level. At GCSE level, which we begin in year 9, we follow the AQA specification A syllabus, focussing on Christianity and Judaism whilst covering four philosophical and ethical themes. At A-level we follow the OCR syllabus, focussing on the philosophy of religion, ethics and developments in Christian thought. Results within the development are excellent with 82% of students achieving A*-A at GCSE and 82% of students achieving a B grade or above at A-level. At KS3, we follow thematic schemes of work focussing on the nature of the symbolism in religion and beliefs about the nature of God and how this affects behaviour.
The successful candidate would be required to teach at all key stages. They will possess strong classroom management skills and will be expected to play a full part in this busy department.
There are a range of generous non-contractual benefits available including salary sacrifice schemes and access to the school gym and pool.
Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification on the school website.
Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form available on the school’s website www.gsal.org.uk
Closing date: 9am Monday 29 January 2018
Interviews will be held: w/c 5 February 2018
In addition to formal interviews there will also be an opportunity for shortlisted candidates to see around the school and meet members of the department. Part of the interview procedure will be to teach a lesson. Details will be made available with the call to interview. All shortlisted candidates will be provided with lesson briefs.
GSAL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
GSAL is an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.