Director of Religious Studies, Oldham

Closing date:

The Blue Coat CofE SchoolOldham

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2018 (negotiable)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £44,544 - £49,199
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


“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 (  Please note CVs are not accepted.

Applications are returnable electronically to 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 (

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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More about The Blue Coat CofE School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Egerton Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 3SQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 6241484
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