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Head of Religious Education

Head of Religious Education

Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School


  • Expired
Inner London Pay Scales plus TLR 1B £9472 (negotiable and depending on experience)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
September 2018
Apply by:
19 February 2018

Job overview

11-18 Mixed Catholic Voluntary-Aided School

The school is highly oversubscribed and was judged to be outstanding in each category by  Ofsted in October 2014 and in our Section 48 inspection in November 2017. The school  enjoys an enviable reputation in the local and wider communities for its exceptionally high  standards in all areas of pupil achievement supported by a dynamic Catholic ethos, with  Gospel values at its heart, which permeates all aspects of school life.


  • The post will offer the opportunity for fast career progression for the right candidate.
  • We are committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff and place great emphasis on their wellbeing.
  • Bishop Thomas Grant is a hugely oversubscribed school (1000 Applications for 180 Year 7 places) and enjoys a considerable reputation in the local area for it’s academic excellence and caring ethos.
  • We are a top performing school with high aspirations for every one of our students.


  • Is a practising Catholic, understanding the distinctive nature and Ethos of a Catholic school.
  • Has a proven record as a teacher in motivating pupils to achieve high standards in Religious Education across KS3 to KS5.
  • Has excellent knowledge of the Religious Education curriculum and strategies for innovation and development.
  • Has the ability to lead and motivate colleagues to promote high standards of academic achievement.

Bishop Thomas Grant School operates rigorous safeguarding procedures.

Applicants should be committed to working within the Catholic ethos of the school.

For an application pack, please contact Mrs Branson at the school: or see the school website. Completed application forms must be returned to Mrs Branson.

CLOSING DATE: Noon – Monday 19th February 2018

Bernadette Boyle BA
(Hons) NPQH


Telephone: 020-8769 3294 Facsimile: 020-8769 4917

Attached documents

About Bishop Thomas Grant Catholic Secondary School

Bishop Thomas Grant is an OFSTED Outstanding, 11-18 mixed voluntary-aided, comprehensive high school for Roman Catholic students from 11-18 under the Trusteeship of the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. Bishop Thomas Grant School consistently achieves outstanding academic results way above local and national averages in every subject area.  Our curriculum equips students with skills for the modern, global world and develops them as independent and critical learners and confident communicators.

At the heart of the school is its distinctive Catholic ethos, which in turn is supported by the excellent relationships which exist between staff and students. Our shared vision for the school supported by the staff, students, parents and governors has created a very strong, caring and cohesive community, with Gospel values permeating all aspects of life.

The school is committed to the continuous improvement of resources and to the development of staff skills through high quality CPD sessions, the wellbeing of staff is also paramount and opportunities and measures are put in place to ensure this.

Why apply for a position at Bishop Thomas Grant?

  • Our school has an outstanding ethos and environment for learning
  • The School achieves outstanding results at Key Stages 4 and 5, significantly above national averages
  • We are committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff and place great emphasis on their wellbeing, personal development and CPD
  • Bishop Thomas Grant is a hugely oversubscribed school (in excess of 1000 Applications for 180 Year 7 places)
  • Our school provides outstanding pastoral support. This helps all students to remain engaged and motivated to learn. Their exceptionally positive attitude to learning is a major contribution to their achievement
  • Students behave extremely well in and out of the classroom. They feel safe and show high levels of respect for each other, their staff and the school environment
  • Parents have very positive views about how well the school cares for their children and enables them to achieve very highly
  • Our Sixth Form is outstanding

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Applications closed