Head of Department - Religious Education, Reading

Closing date:

The Piggott SchoolReading

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Start date: Required from September 2018 or earlier
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: MPR/UPR + TLR £4,440
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful, oversubscribed and happy school set in large, semi-rural grounds on the outskirts of Wargrave. The school is currently in the top 2% nationally for Progress 8 and 5% for value added at KS5. We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic leader who can inspire staff and students, and further develop learning and teaching at all levels. 

We seek candidates with ambition, leadership skills and the ability to use data effectively to promote high achievement. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. 

We wish to appoint a colleague who: 

  • is an outstanding Teacher of Religious Education
  • has the flair, energy and ability to bring out the best in young people
  • has the potential to be an inspirational leader

In our SIAMS inspection 2016 the school was awarded an Outstanding grading:

“The high profile and value given to religious education (RE) ensures that it regarded as a core subject and leads to very good achievement by all pupils.”

“RE is highly valued by pupils across all phases, and it makes a good contribution to the Christian character of the school and to spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development”.

The school is a mixed Church of England Academy with 1,440 on roll (311 in Sixth Form), situated near Twyford, between Maidenhead and Reading.

All staff are provided with laptops and tablet devices, have free access to our fitness suite/gym in the evenings and at weekends, and benefit from discounted BUPA healthcare.

An application form can be found on our website at www.piggottschool.org To apply, please complete a covering letter and application form and email to: vacancies@piggottschool.org 

To arrange a visit to the school, please contact Caroline Preston at prestonc@piggottschool.org

Closing date: 11am, Tuesday 27 February 2018

Interview date: Thursday 1 March 2018

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Satisfactory Disclosure Clearance and a 'prohibition from teaching' check will be completed for all applicants. The school reserves the right to close this advert early in the event that sufficient applications have been received.

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More about The Piggott School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Twyford Road, Wargrave, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 8DS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 940 2357
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