The vacancy is for an enthusiastic part-time teacher of RE up to and possibly including GCSE. There is also potential for the right candidate to teach A level. It is expected that this role will be 0.5 – 0.6 FTE.
The RE department has an excellent profile in the school. Positive attitudes towards the subject lead to excellent levels of enjoyment and learning, which are reflected in the numbers of students opting for some examination courses. Parent/student feedback also reflects a positive attitude towards the subject and an appreciation of the value of the materials and skills delivered within the department.
The department has a thorough Scheme of Work in place with lesson plans. These are reviewed regularly as a part of the departments commitment to ensuring that RE lessons are relevant, informative and challenging. Common Assessments are also identified within the Scheme of Work and support learning.
Religious Education is taught as a discrete subject in years 7-9 and is delivered in accordance with the present Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus. With the introduction of a new LAS due this year, the department will review the present SoW and respond where necessary.
At KS4 some students opt for Full Course GCSE (AQA specification A 8062: Christianity & Hinduism) as part of the broader options system. Historically numbers have usually enabled one/two GCSE teaching groups in each year group, but next year this will increase to three groups.
At A Level, students follow the AQA specification 7062 and study two components: 1) Philosophy of religion and ethics, and 2) Study of religion and dialogues. Some students have historically also gone on to successfully study religion/philosophy/theology further.
The department comprises two enthusiastic RE specialist teachers; (the Head of Department/Head of Humanities, and a part time member of staff). Presently two other members of staff also contribute to the RE department
We are committed to high standards and aim to motivate students, of whatever ability, to achieve their full potential. This we feel is best achieved by a wide variety of teaching methods, both traditional and more innovative, wherever possible encouraging active participation in, and enjoyment of, the subject matter.
All teachers are expected to act as form tutors or support the work of a form tutor. The attached job descriptions will give applicants further details of the requirements of teachers at the school.
For an appropriately qualified candidate the post will be paid on the Main Pay Scale for qualified teachers.
A personalised induction day is arranged for new teaching staff before the 1st September.
The school runs a number of internal large scale CPD initiatives, including:
- inspiring senior leaders
- inspiring middle leaders
- developing the teacher
- coaching for success
- The school has recently joined a Cyclescheme towards the purchase of bicycles and cycle equipment
- Children of staff at the school, where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application, will be placed favourably in the admissions criteria.
Based in Gainsborough, less than 20 miles from the historic city of Lincoln, we are ideally situated for access from Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.
Please see the Application Info Pack attached for further details