Head of Department – Religious Education, Hackney

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Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic SchoolHackney

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Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a comprehensive, mixed, 11-18 oversubscribed school with exceptional facilities.


An impressive 69% of the cohort achieved the benchmark of a Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics, surpassing last year’s record of 64%. Fantastic results were secured in English (84% 4+), Maths (75% 4+), Science (73% 4+).  Progress 8 for 2019 continues to improve and is well above national at 0.41.

Outcomes in Drama, Art and MFL were also very strong, and we are confident that progress released in the Autumn will affirm the fantastic work our students and staff have done.


Building on the fantastic success of last summer's results, students at Cardinal Pole Catholic School celebrated amazing A level results. Already amongst the top 10% of schools for progress according to  national A Level Progress measures (ALPs), the percentage of A*, A and B grades still increased this year, with 21% of grades at A*-A, an exceptional  61% at A*-B and 85% at A*-C.

The 2017 OFSTED praised the work of the school. Our most recent inspection in October 2016 from the Diocese of Westminster graded the school as outstanding in every category. The report commented that our ‘distinctive inclusive ethos of this school is tangible in every area of school life from classroom to corridors and in relationships between students and staff’ and described progress as outstanding.  Importantly, it described the school as a ‘safe place that allows all to flourish’ and a place where ‘Students make outstanding progress’. 

The RE department has experienced and supportive leadership. It is well resourced and is a popular KS4 and post 16 choice. We also have a full time chaplain.

Head of Department – Religious Education 

Salary: Inner London plus TLR1D

Required for: April 2020

Closing Date: 8.30am on Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Interview Date: Friday 6th December 2019

The Governors seek to appoint an enthusiastic Head of Religious Education. We are looking for an exceptional teacher to join our school which is promoting excellent teaching and learning in order to secure outstanding outcomes, and who works well with staff and pupils to inspire a love of RE. The department has highly experienced and stable staff which is in a position to support staff at all stages in their career. Cardinal Pole Catholic School has an excellent record of providing professional development. 

We are looking for the following:

● An outstanding classroom practitioner. 

● Ability to teach across the full age range.

● A person committed to the highest standard of achievement for all students.

● Be committed to the school’s ethos and vision.

Ofsted report 2017 - Outstanding Sixth Form grade, Outstanding grade for Welfare and Safety and Good in all other categories

To apply, please email your completed Application, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and Recruitment Monitoring form to staceywright@cardinalpole.co.uk or send in the post for the attention of Stacey Wright, HR Officer

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken. We are an Equal Opportunities employer with excellent CPD provision.

More about Cardinal Pole Roman Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 205 Morning Lane, London, E9 6LG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8985 5150
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Cardinal Pole Catholic School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in Hackney, East London. It is a voluntary-aided state school and falls under the Archdiocese of Westminster. An average-sized secondary...