Teacher of Theology and Philosophy, Croydon

Whitgift SchoolCroydon

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Generous package dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Fixed Term Contract/Full-time or Part-time post from January 2020 to July 2020 

Whitgift is one of Britain’s leading independent day and boarding schools, set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast. We are proud to be able to offer:

  • A unique, tailor-made education for boys aged 10-18
  • Beautiful and historic parkland site with outstanding facilities
  • A record of outstanding academic achievement
  • Superb facilities for over 40 sports, an exciting performing arts programme and wide range of co-curricular activities
  • Excellent pastoral care.


Required from January 2020, an enthusiastic and well-qualified Teacher of Theology and Philosophy to deliver the subject throughout the School.  Examination results are excellent in this subject and applicants will:

  • have excellent subject knowledge have the skills to promote a collaborative learning culture to maintain high standards
  • be able to demonstrate a talent for motivating and enthusing young learners to achieve their best
  • have excellent planning and preparation skills
  • have the ability to problem-solve and manage classroom behaviour effectively
  • be resilient under pressure
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills


This strong and very successful department is committed to the rigorous study of both Theology and Philosophy as academic disciplines, whilst making them accessible to all.  We aim to equip our students both with the tools of logical reasoning and with an authentic but critical understanding of major world religions, above all emphasising the importance of thinking for oneself.

Both Philosophy and Religious Studies are currently taught to A Level and Philosophy is offered in the International Baccalaureate. The post is suitable for experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession. 

Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated.  Accommodation may be available.  Assistance is offered towards removal expenses.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. 

For further information and an online application form, please visit www.whitgift.co.uk/vacancies For any queries, please tel ephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email SchoolHR@whitgift.co.uk  

Applications will be reviewed daily, and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



More about Whitgift School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Address: Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8688 9222
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