Teacher of Religious Education, Surrey

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St Bede's SchoolSurrey

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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £24859 to £40,520
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

St Bede's has a thriving and enthusiastic RE Department. You will be working in a very supportive team of experienced teachers who are dedicated to the academic and spiritual learning and development of each student. The Religious Education Department plays a special part in leading and promoting the overall ethos of the school and aims to be at the forefront of its success.

As a core subject, all students are taught RE throughout the school with all students sitting GCSE in Year 11. Pupils at Key Stage 3 study Christianity as well as aspects of other major world faiths. In addition to core R.E, students are taught in their Denominational groups where they explore their beliefs, traditions and experiences, which contribute to a Christian view of the world: their parents opt for their attendance at Anglican, Roman Catholic or Free Church denominational religious education lessons which are taught by a practicing Christian teacher from each respective denominational group. We aim to inspire all students to achieve their full potential and place great emphasis on securing students’ success at GCSE. 

Currently we study AQA at both GCSE and A Level. Many students choose to go on and study Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics at A Level and continue with this subject at further education or serve in Christian community projects in a gap year project. There is also a compulsory RE course in the Sixth Form that aims to explore Christian ethics and morals in the modern world. Results in 2018 RE at GCSE were 83% 9-4 with 33% achieving 9-7. At A level the group sizes are large and it is a popular subject in 2018 42.9% achieved A*/B. 

We would welcome applications from motivated, enthusiastic teachers, passionate about Religious Education and dedicated to raising standards of students' learning. It is important that you are supportive in our ecumenical approach and ethos which permeates through both the department and school. Applications are welcome from experienced teachers and from NQTs .

Why Work For Us?

St Bede's is a good place to work.  Staff are friendly and supportive of one another: relationships between staff and pupils were recognised by Ofsted as 'exceptionally strong'. 

NQTs benefit from a well developed and comprehensive induction period programme.  More experienced teachers are given the opportunity to participate in training which will help them to develop skills needed for middle and senior management roles.

There are good on-site catering facilities. Staff are able to use the fitness facilities free of charge and to participate in sports activities.  

Music is a big part of school life and staff are welcome to join our senior choir and instrumental groups.  

We have a social event at the end of each term as well as occasional staff trips to the theatre.

The school is situated in Redhill, a commuter belt town in the Surrey Fringe area.  We are close to the M25 and there are good transport links to London and the South Coast from Redhill station which is about 15 minutes walk from the school.  We also benefit from being within walking distance of beautiful countryside . Many staff live locally, others commute from Guildford, South London, Kent and East & West Sussex.

We welcome visits prior to application (but appreciate that it is not possible for everyone to do so).  If you would like to arrange a visit please email jobs@st-bedes.surrey.sch.uk

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More about St Bede's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Carlton Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2LQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1737 212108
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