Teacher of Religious Studies

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox SchoolBarnet

Our intention is to appoint a high calibre teacher of Religious Studies for a position starting in September 2021. 

As a dynamic Teacher of Religious Studies, you will enthuse students through the provision of high-quality teaching and learning, encouraging all students to develop their potential to the full.  The successful candidate will be a teacher who is passionate about all aspects of Religious Studies and is versatile and confident to deliver at Key Stage 4 and 5 and, if required, other humanities based subjects. 

 The ideal candidate will:   

• Be an outstanding practitioner.

• Have the ability to develop a love of the subject in order to maintain high standards.  

• Be a committed team-player.

• Fully understand the curriculum and have the vision required to raise standards further.  

We are determined to appoint a candidate who will fit well with our staff and one that will exude the whole school ethos. The candidate must be an excellent classroom practitioner. If you are confident that you can rise to these challenges, then visit our website http://www.standrewtheapostle.org.uk for further details.

Our most recent set of GCSE results in 2019 were outstanding. Results in RP are consistently strong. Our first cohort of A Level students received Centre Assessed Grades in August 2020 and all students progressed on to their choice of higher education or career. Students at St Andrew appreciate being taught well and enjoy their learning.  They expect high standards and like to be challenged and stretched in the classroom.  They participate well and enjoy taking responsibility across the school. It is an exciting time to join the school as we are well along the way with plans for the construction of our permanent site, which will also be on the site of the North London Business Park.

St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School opened in September 2013 as the first Greek Orthodox secondary school in the country. It was developed from the beliefs, vision and commitment of a wide group of parents, teachers, business people and intellectuals in the Greek Orthodox community and the Church itself.  We were judged to be outstanding in all areas at our first Ofsted inspection in June 2015. St Andrew the Apostle is part of the academy sponsor, the Russell Education Trust (RET) and was established as a partnership between RET, the Greek Orthodox Church and the Classical Education Trust. RET is a specialist education sponsor and has five secondary schools which work together to share and promote best practice. Our schools and teachers benefit from RET’s expert professional development service. In addition to St Andrew, Becket Keys CofE School was also judged outstanding in all areas at their first inspection; and King’s School in Hove, Bristol Free School and Turing House in Twickenham were all judged good with outstanding features. 

The opening of St Andrew the Apostle promoted a significant level of interest in the local community.  The school offers 50% of places on a faith basis supported by a supplementary information form, and 50% to the local community. In discussion with parents it has become clear they are attracted to a school with high academic standards and a distinctive Christian ethos and vision, drawing on the tenets and values of the Greek Orthodox Church. The curriculum is “traditional but contemporary” and is based on the best practice from independent and state schools. Our Trust’s emphasis on excellence in English, Maths and science is fully endorsed by our current parents and those applying for places for at the school. Science teachers benefit greatly from the support of our Trust Advisers. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the full range of students, developing them intellectually, culturally, spiritually and morally.

Applications are welcome from teachers of all faiths and other belief backgrounds; and this is reflected in our current staff composition.  If you would like to apply please send a completed application form and equalities form to vacancies@standrewtheapostle.org.uk 

Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 18 May 2021.  

Interviews will be held on Friday 21 May 2021.  However, we may contact applicants regarding interviews prior to this date.


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