Teacher of RS, Chislehurst, Kent

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Bullers Wood School for GirlsChislehurst, Kent

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Start date: February 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Main or Upper pay scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Core purposes: • To provide positive support and guidance with regard to the personal, academic, social and moral development of all students. • To provide a high quality educational experience for all students. • To help the school achieve its purpose, aims and values.

Person Specification The successful applicant is likely to demonstrate the following qualities:  Knowledge & Experience • A good degree in a relevant subject • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) • A clear philosophy on how and why your subject should be taught • Subject knowledge sufficient to challenge students and achieve high outcomes  • Awareness of the strategies available for improving the learning & achievement of students • A good understanding of curriculum developments in the specific subject area • Familiarity with national strategies • Recent relevant professional development • An excellent classroom practitioner   Skills & Abilities • Able to use a range of teaching & learning strategies • An understanding of how assessment for learning can improve student performance • A confident & competent user of ICT in the teaching of the subject to enhance student learning • Able to use student level data to raise standards • Able to communicate both orally & in writing to students & their parents • Be willing to be fully engaged in the whole life of the school  • Have a commitment to team work  Personal Qualities • Enthusiasm & a positive outlook • The ability to motivate, support, inspire and work collaboratively with a team of specialist staff, teaching and support • The ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team of middle managers • Commitment to high student expectations • Creative in problem solving together with a willingness to take on or try new approaches & ideas • Commitment to extracurricular activities • A positive attitude towards professional development and own learning • Reliability & integrity • Good personal organisation • Commitment to high standards and expectations

The successful candidate will also be required to teach Level 2 Health and Social Care   In addition the successful candidate must be willing to uphold the ethos and policies of the school, including the commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

The Religious Studies and Philosophy Department at Bullers Wood  strives to provide students with a rigorous religious and philosophical education. Our principal aim is to help pupils grow intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually. Values of mutualism, acceptance, and open-mindedness are upheld, and the successful candidate would be expected to maintain this ethos.  The team numbers a number of specialists and school leaders. Some teachers with other specialisms teach Religious Studies, too. The team is friendly, vibrant, and committed.    At  KS 3  the department delivers religious education in accordance with the Bromley locally agreed syllabus. There is a strong focus on dialogical philosophy in Year 7. Pupils in Year 7 receive two 50 minute lessons per week, whereas pupils in Years 8 and 9 receive one 50 minute lesson.  At KS 4 pupils are prepared for examination in Eduqas GCSE (Full Course) Route A: Ethics, Christianity, and Islam. Pupils receive two fifty minutes lessons per week.  Sixth Form The department prepares pupils for examinations in both A-level Religious Studies (OCR) and A-level Philosophy (AQA). Pupils in Year 12 receive six lessons per week; pupils in Year 13 receive five lessons per week.   Bromley SACRE Bromley SACRE visited the department and reported that “This visit was very interesting and showed how important RE is and what an impact it can have on the pupils and the ethos of the school. Mrs Barnett commented that she felt she could not visit another secondary school as this had been so impressive.” (October 2014)

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More about Bullers Wood School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Nicolas Lane, Logs Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LJ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8467 2280
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