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Teacher of Religious Education

The King's SchoolPontefract

Ref: P502

Required for September 2021

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed teacher of Religious Education to The King’s School, starting in September 2021. You will teach Ethics and Character to KS3, an exciting newly introduced subject which covers the religious, RSE, social and wellbeing elements of the school curriculum. The subject is lead through a well-established and experienced History and Social Sciences Curriculum Leader. At key stage 4 the curriculum has been reformed to be more focused on Religious Studies. Year 10 will be the first GCSE Religious Studies only key stage 4 cohort whilst year 11 will have GCSE Citizenship and GCSE Religious Studies in its offer.

This is a permanent, 1 FTE contract.

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 24th May 2021.

The school can offer:

  • hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve
  • a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression
  • significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues in this school and across the trust
  • the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils
  • will make a difference in changing children’s life chances
  • has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative
  • has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers

For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions) please contact the school at 01977 601701 or via email at

To obtain an application form, please visit our website at

Completed application forms should be returned by email to no later than 10:00am on Wednesday 19th May 2021

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

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