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Head of Department for Religious Education - Maternity Cover

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Wrotham School

Wrotham, Kent

MPS Equivalent + TLR2b
Job type:
Full Time, Maternity Cover
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
14 January 2018

Job overview

Required ASAP 

Head of Department for Religious Education (Maternity Cover) 

Full time- MPS equivalent + TLR2b  Interviews:  Flexible – Dec/ Jan 2018 

We are currently looking to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of Maternity Cover for the Head of department of Religious Education.  

You will be suitably qualified with QTS in a relevant subject area as well as a degree at 2:1 or above. You will have experience of teaching RE at both KS3 and 4 with an ability to teach personal, moral and social education as part of a wider curriculum. You will also be emotionally intelligent, highly motivated and be willing to take measured risks to deliver an exciting and engaging curriculum that develops students’ thinking skills, progress and aspirations.

Wrotham School is a highly successful school that boasts outstanding behaviour and supportive parents. Visitors to our school always comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere they observe in our classrooms and communal areas. Our outstanding results are testament to the strength of our staff team and the hard work of our students.  

We are a comprehensive school and students make outstanding progress. In 2017 examinations we achieved the highest GCSE results in A8 of any fully comprehensive school in Kent. Please visit our website for more information on results and achievements.  

We offer our staff competitive pay, with the opportunity to receive additional pay progression for outstanding performance, in a school that has found success outside of the large academy chains. We are a progressive and innovative school that provides a positive and productive place to work for teachers of all experience levels. We offer a flexible action based CPD programme that offers a personalised approach to professional development. We are committed to achieving a healthy work- life balance for all of our staff and impact assess all initiatives and actively remove unnecessary paperwork/ meetings. As a result we have a very low annual staff turnover.    Situated only 5 minutes from the M26 and M20, these excellent transport links enable staff to travel from East Kent, Surrey and South London.  

Wrotham is a small village in the heart of Kent, surrounded by a scenic rural landscape and beautiful countryside with excellent (5 minute) access from the A20/M20 and close proximity to the A2/M2/M25/M26. Journey by road from nearby Bromley/ Dartford/ Bexley/ Orpington varies from 15-30 minutes. The local mainline station is a 10 minute walk from the school and is on the direct commuter line to Victoria Station in central London; this line includes stops at Bromley South. Wrotham is part of the Sevenoaks commuter belt and sits just outside of South East London. Recent house prices in Wrotham (April 2015) are typically 200,000-230,000 for a 2-3 bedroom property and are significantly lower than comparable properties in nearby South/ South East London postcodes, rental properties follow a similar pattern. This makes Wrotham and the surrounding areas an ideal place to live and work, particularly for first time buyers and those facing the challenge of rising house prices in London and its suburbs.  

To apply please complete the application form available on our website, and write a letter of application of no more than two sides of A4 explaining how your skills, experience and aspirations meet the requirements of this role. 

Wrotham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.  

If you would like to discuss the post with the Headteacher or arrange a visit to the school please contact Rachel Martin, the Executive Headteacher’s PA on 01732 884207 or office@wrotham.kent.sch.uk.

About Wrotham School

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  • Wrotham School
  • Borough Green Road, Wrotham, Sevenoaks
  • Kent
  • TN15 7RD
  • United Kingdom
+44 1732 905860

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Wrotham School is a highly successful comprehensive school that boasts outstanding behaviour, supportive parents and a deeply embedded culture of high expectations. It is a school where students make outstanding progress and achieve some of the highest progress and attainment scores in Kent.

The school has been recognised for its excellent work on Character Education by being awarded the prestigious School of Character Kitemark – a formal acknowledgement of the work the school has done to promote and develop good character in the school community.

Wrotham School prides itself on its low staff turnover due to our friendly and supportive staff team, career development opportunities and commitment to flexible working with a healthy work life balance.

We are a progressive and innovative school that provides a positive and productive place to work for teachers of all experience levels.

Wrotham School is part of the Character Education Trust. 

Headteacher – Mr Michael Cater

Executive Headteacher – Mr Matthew Wright MA

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