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Director of Religious Studies

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The Blue Coat CofE School


£44,544 - £49,199
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Easter 2018 (negotiable)
Apply by:
7 January 2018

Job overview


“All the school’s outcomes are outstanding; students make excellent progress academically and in developing a wide range of skills and attitudes that prepare them thoroughly for life beyond school” Ofsted 2011-12

DIRECTOR OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES Required for Easter 2018 (negotiable) Leadership Point L6 – L10 (£44,544 - £49,199) Permanent/Full Time Job Ref:  4600/360/18

We are looking for a highly skilled and inspiring leader of Religious Studies to take responsibility for pupil outcomes and the continued development of curriculum and staff within the Religious Studies Department at Blue Coat. The post holder will also lead and support with curriculum and staff development for teaching Religious Studies across our Multi Academy Trust. 

We expect to accredit the successful applicant as a Specialist Leader of Education, so there will also be the opportunity to lead and support the development of Religious Studies teaching across our Teaching School Alliance. This is a leadership post in its own right, which will provide the appropriate leadership development to enable the successful candidate to move into Senior Leadership within a couple of years.

Blue Coat is a National Teaching School and lead school of the Cranmer Education Trust and Manchester Nexus SCITT, and is committed to the development of outstanding professional practice and excellent outcomes and progress for all. 

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Full details and application form are available from the school website (www.blue-coat.oldham.sch.uk)  Please note CVs are not accepted.

Applications are returnable electronically to vacancies@blue-coat.org or by post marked ‘Director of Religious Studies’ to: Mr R Higgins, Headteacher, The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, OL1 3SQ.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure correct postage. 

Confidential visits can be arranged through Mrs H. Johnson, Admin & HR Manager (hj@blue-coat.org

Closing date for applications:  22nd January 2018 at 12 noon

Interview date:   26th January 2018

The Blue Coat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Blue Coat School is part of the Cranmer Education Trust.

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About The Blue Coat CofE School

Welcome to The Blue Coat School  

Mission statement:  Faith – Vision – Nurture  

Welcome to The Blue Coat School website, which we hope will give you a really good insight into our school, and show how our young people are learning how to become everything they can be, and are meant to be.  You will find all the information about student achievement and progress across the curriculum, and links to national performance data and reports, so you can see how well our young people do, and why we are very proud of our academic record.  Just as important, you’ll also find, in the newsletters especially, a picture of life in a dynamic community where students grow in confidence, independence, leadership and resilience, not only in their lessons, but in the breadth of Blue Coat’s provision.  I hope you will also see how the school’s Christian ethos shines through, and that all our young people, of all faiths and denominations, learn to grow together in love, compassion, generosity of spirit, and mutual respect.  If you are an education professional, or would like to join this great profession, you’ll also find links to our work as a National Teaching School and lead school of The Northern Alliance and our work on system leadership, school-to-school support, research and development, and training the best teachers through the School Direct programme.  We look forward to meeting you.  

Mr R Higgins


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