RE Teacher, London Borough of Lewisham

Closing date:

St Matthew AcademyLondon Borough of Lewisham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018 (Or July for NQTs)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Are you a highly motivated and progressive classroom practitioner who is looking for a new challenge? Do you have a real passion and desire to enthuse pupils with your own love of your subject? If yes, then we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here at St Matthew Academy, Lewisham, at this exciting time on our journey to Outstanding.

We seek to appoint a committed and ambitious RE Teacher to join our Academy. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic teacher to make a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning and curriculum development in the RE department.

The successful candidate will join a supportive team and will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced practitioners across the Academy to extend and develop their own practice. The post would be suitable for an experienced teacher of RE looking to gain wider experience or an NQT. The first rate NQT programme here at St Matthew Academy will support all newly qualified teachers to become excellent practitioners through well-developed induction sessions and highly qualified and trained mentors. 

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant, Catholic all-through school for girls and boys aged 3 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community. At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefitting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with our Catholic ethos, passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectation, well organised and able to support teaching. Candidates who have extremely high expectations for themselves, pupils and staff; engage pupils with their enthusiasm for learning and keen to take a full and active role in the life of the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

We Offer:

  • Fantastic pupils with enormous potential
  • Staff who are supportive towards each other and enjoy working collaboratively with one another
  • A personalised programme of professional development and coaching for teachers and support staff
  • Strong links with our outstanding partner schools, giving opportunities for unrivalled promotion, collaboration and CPD
  • A fully equipped gym and fitness suite that is well used and free for staff
  • Season Ticket Loan and a Cycle to Work scheme
  • A July start date for NQTs

To apply please request an application pack from Benjamin Evans at or you can contact Benjamin on 020 7259 8770 for further information. Your application is a direct permanent application to St Matthew Academy, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 25th June 2018 - applications will be processed as soon as they are received so early applications are encouraged.

You can also visit for more information.

Contact Details

Benjamin Evans 

St Matthew Academy, St Joseph's Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0XX


T: 020 7259 8770

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More about St Matthew Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: St. Joseph's Vale, Blackheath, London, SE3 0XX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8853 6250
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At St Matthew Academy, we pride ourselves on our diverse, vibrant, Catholic all-through nature. The school has a successful history of providing an excellent education for young people aged 4 to 16, through an environment which stimulates intellectua...