Leader of Religious Education, Sunderland

Closing date:New this week

Biddick AcademySunderland

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPR + TLR 2c (£6,646)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

11-16 Comprehensive
1092 on roll
Headteacher: Miss K Morris


Required for January 2020
Leader of Religious Education (MPS/UPR plus TLR 2c - £6,646)


Are you a current or aspiring middle leader?  Are you seeking a new challenge, leadership opportunities or the next step in your career path?

We are seeking to appoint a driven, innovative and inspiring Leader of RE to deliver a curriculum that is exciting, innovative and diverse.  The successful candidate will ensure an excellent provision of RE across the school and ensure are students are positively engaged in learning and make progress.

Biddick Academy is a thriving, oversubscribed secondary school conveniently located 10 minutes’ drive from Newcastle and Durham. We are passionate about education and believe that all students can and should achieve their full potential. Our extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities motivates students to aim high. The academy enjoys an excellent reputation within the local community and has a strong and distinctive ethos of being a safe place where we all promote and enjoy the highest individual achievement.

The successful candidate will have:

• Evidence of improving teaching and learning and raising achievement within RE;

• Ability to interpret and act on a wide range of key data to inform practice and expectations;

• An excellent knowledge of the RE curriculum and the ability to identify priorities and constructing an improvement plan within the subject;

• Excellent leadership skills and an ability to motivate, support and challenge staff as appropriate.


If you have the desire to effect change that exceeds all expectations, and the skills necessary to work collaboratively to make that change a reality for young people, we would love to hear from you. Biddick Academy provides an extremely supportive induction programme for new staff and excellent professional development opportunities. 


We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our Academy to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment and facilities.


Please contact Mrs Helen Neary, HR Manager at neary.h@biddickacademy.com or 0191 5111600, ext 5013 to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion regarding the role. 


To apply, please complete an application form and return to Mrs H Neary at the email address above.


Biddick Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.


Closing date for application: Friday 27th September 2019 at 9am
Interviews: Thursday 10th October 2019




More about Biddick Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne And Wear, NE38 8AL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 191 511 1600
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