Teacher of Religious Studies, London

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Chelsea AcademyLondon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Main Scale +TLR + Private Healthcare +Chelsea Academy Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Chelsea Academy is looking to appoint an outstanding teacher of RS. The Academy is a happy and successful school which is committed to staff development. The RS department is high performing and seen as a beacon of excellent teaching and learning practice across the Academy. All students study RS full course GCSE and our A level in Philosophy and Ethics is a popular and successful course. 

We are looking for a candidates who have:

  • an excellent track record of teaching and developing RS at KS3 and GCSE demonstrated through exemplary examination results.  Experience of teaching AS/A2 level is desirable. (for NQTs, the ability to articulate how to achieve outstanding examination success).
  • high expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • a clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in RS.
  • a good sense of humour and moral purpose that will go the extra mile for our wonderful young people.

Applications from NQTs are welcome and will be considered.

Chelsea Academy is a high performing, inspirational community of learning with high expectations, underpinned by a culture of “no excuses”. We are currently graded Outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the SSAT Leading Edge network.  We are significantly oversubscribed at year 7 and year 12 and currently have over 1100 students on roll. We are proud of our high academic standards and are celebrating our best ever GCSE and A-Level results, placing us in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress. Our guiding Christian ethos and values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for and are the foundation of our success. 

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (100% if staff in the past four annual staff surveys say that they are proud to work at the Academy). We are genuinely caring Christian community, with friendly and supportive staff and commitment to staff wellbeing and work-life balance.  Evidence of this commitment to staff is demonstrated by our Investors in People Gold Award (achieved in 2011, 2014 and 2017).  We offer a wide range of continuing professional development opportunities, no matter what stage you are at in your career.  

We want all of our teachers to be typically outstanding and so offer unrivalled professional development and support. This includes a CPD session every week (including opportunities to regularly visit other schools for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. Through the Chelsea Academy Way for Learning we have a simple, flexible and consistent way of developing typically outstanding teaching.  We offer internal and external training through NPQML, NPQSL and Teaching Leaders - your professional development is important to us. 

In addition to the above, Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits which include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch. 

How to apply

Please visit our website for an application form that needs to be completed and returned to the Academy. Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 18th April 2018 at 12:00 pm  Interviews will take place on Wednesday 25th April  2018. If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) on recruitment@chelsea-academy.org, who can put you in contact with the relevant staff member.

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.

We are an Outstanding academy with results at both GCSE and A level in the top 10% of schools, where the well being and happiness of our staff and students are at the core of everything we do.  If you love teaching, want to learn and grow and believe that you can make a positive difference to our students, we look forward to hearing from you!

Matt Williams

Principal



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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Chelsea Academy is an Outstanding, World Class School, sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We are a warm, friendly and inclusive school with a strong  Christian ethos and have a track r...