Head of Religious Education, North Yorkshire

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Risedale Sports & Community CollegeNorth Yorkshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale + TLR2. A recruitment allowance is available in the first year for an exceptional candidate (10% of annual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join a growing and increasingly successful Humanities Faculty delivering Religious Education to the young people of Catterick.

If you are an exceptional and inspirational Religious Education Teacher who would be able to support and add expertise to our team of teachers then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for a person with drive and personal ambition who will inspire and enthuse our students and instil in them a love for the subject and desire to learn. The role will require an individual who can demonstrate resilience and experience of delivering innovative teaching methods to achieve improved academic outcomes.

At Risedale Sports and Community College, the RE Department, as part of the Humanities Faculty, is committed to excellence in teaching. We pride ourselves on putting the students at the centre of all we do, from creating an engaging, positive, welcoming environment to exploring cutting edge pedagogy.

At KS4 students studying the subject at GCSE follow the AQA specification. At KS3 students follow the NYCC (North Yorkshire County Council) agreed SACRE Syllabus and we are working towards delivering this through a thematic approach. At present in year 7 we study Christianity and Islam, in year 8 Hinduism and Judaism and in year 9 Christianity and the first ‘theme’ of Crime and Punishment.  We have used the end of levels as an opportunity to introduce a mastery learning approach. This has enabled us to refocus the students away from reductive number labels to a genuine pursuit of skills and understanding.

We are looking to appoint a forward thinking, innovative and creative specialist. The successful candidate will be open to new ideas and committed to the philosophy of the team. The profession requires resilience, hard work, adaptability and a sense of humour.

The college offers all employees bespoke training and support; a highly cohesive and supportive staff team; outstanding CPD including up to date individualised action research; the opportunity to develop skills and interest through extra-curricular clubs and a chance to join Risedale at a very important point in the school’s development.

Risedale Sports & Community College is a vibrant and happy place to learn, characterised by excellent relationships between staff, students and parents in the context of 'Learning and Achieving Together'. Students are at the heart of all that we do. The College currently has a population of 485 students aged 11-16 years and enjoys an enviable and growing reputation in its local community. It is expected to expand to between 600 and 800 students over the next decade as the population of Catterick Garrison increases by becoming a ‘Super Garrison’. Links with the Armed Forces are strong. The College has one of the largest proportions of service children (over 40%) of any secondary school in the UK. This military connection is an integral part of the college’s distinctive character. Risedale is located in the beautiful county of North Yorkshire, bordering the North York Moors National Park, offering a high quality of life. The college is just a 5 minute drive from the A1(M) providing easy access to Teesside, Newcastle, York and the Leeds conurbation.

For further details relating to the job and an application form please visit our website http://www.risedale.org.uk/recruitment

Completed forms should be emailed to jobs@risedale.org.uk or alternatively can be posted to Colin Scott, Principal, Risedale Sports & Community College, Hipswell, Catterick Garrison. North Yorkshire DL9 4BD.

PLEASE NOTE: The school will not accept referrals or CVs from supply or employment agencies for this post. Applications must be sent personally by the applicant.

Visits to the college are welcomed and if you would like to visit then please contact Stephanie Blood on 01748 833501 Ext. 202 to arrange a suitable time.

Closing date: 12 a.m. midnight Sunday 11th March 2018.
Interviews will take place week commencing 19th March 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete an enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Risedale Sports & Community College, Hipswell, Catterick Garrison DL9 4BD



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hipswell, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 4BD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1748 833501
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Risedale Sports & Community College is a smaller than the average sized secondary school and currently has 485 students aged 11-16 years. It enjoys an enviable and growing reputation in its local community. It is expected to expand to between 600...