Teacher of Religious Studies, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Bishop's Stortford CollegeHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Appointment of a Part-Time Teacher of Ethics, Philosophy, and Theology 

Starting in September 2019

Are you looking to teach Ethics, Philosophy, and Theology within a friendly and vibrant Independent School? 

Bishop’s Stortford College is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people.  We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities. 

At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.  

The Senior School 

Bishop’s Stortford College Senior School is, in the words of ISI inspectors, ‘an exceptional learning community’ - a place where children, as they enter the teenage years, have wonderful opportunities to become confident, well-rounded and interesting young men and women who take with them the qualifications, skills, adaptability and respect for others to thrive in the world beyond school.

Ensuring this process of all-round growth – academically, morally, spiritually, athletically and creatively – is our aim. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil his or her true potential by being immersed in an environment of discovery and wholehearted participation.

Senior School pupils enjoy increasing freedom in choosing how they spend their time, with our highly regarded and extensive activity programme, in addition to outstanding sport, music, visual art and drama opportunities, the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and numerous clubs and societies. The breadth of opportunity is simply stunning even by independent boarding school standards.

The College Houses are a central part of life for all Senior School day pupils and boarders. The strong sense of belonging and level of care between pupils across the year groups, and between pupils and staff, make Bishop's Stortford College a very special place to be.

The Post

An inspirational teacher is required to join an expanding Ethics, Philosophy, and Theology department in a lively and ambitious school.  The successful candidate will have a passion for the subject and for teaching. This is a 47% part-time role. The timetable for the role could be flexible, depending upon your availability, and this will be discussed at interview.

The position could suit a recently qualified or more experienced teacher. At A-Level the College teaches OCR Religious Studies A-Level with a focus on the Development of Christian Thought. In the GCSE course, the College teaches AQA Religious Studies GCSE A, focusing on Christianity and Islam. You must be able to teach to both GCSE and A level standard. 

The successful candidate can expect a rewarding teaching experience, supportive colleagues and a salary that is above the national scale.

Application Process

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of two acceptable references.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College’s Child Protection Policy is available on the website.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th February at 9am.   

Interviews aimed to be held the week after the closing date. 

A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be either uploaded to our website www.bishopsstortfordcollege.org or sent by email to hr@bishopsstortfordcollege.org, or by post to:

Headmaster

Bishop’s Stortford College

10 Maze Green Road

Bishops Stortford

Herts

CM23 2PJ

We also offer a number of attractive benefits…

We also reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include access to the a Pension scheme, use of our state-of-the-art College Gym and Swimming Pool, parking onsite and a free lunch during term time! 

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..

‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’

‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one other’

Bishop's Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; references will be taken prior to interview and an enhanced DBS check is required. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding



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More about Bishop's Stortford College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1279 838575
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