Head of Ethics

Newfield Secondary SchoolSheffield

Head of Ethics

Main Pay Range £25,714 – £41,604 with a TLR 2b

Commencing September 2021 or earlier by negotiation

The Ethics department includes the following subjects: Religious Studies, PSHE and Citizenship.  All pupils across Key Stage 3 have a dedicated lesson on Ethics every week. The Ethics curriculum provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop their social, moral, cultural ideas and understanding.  A strong emphasis is placed on students' personal development, helping them to understand the multi-cultural and multi-faith world they live in and their own place in that world. 

The department also focuses on students’ personal and economic wellbeing.  Students have an opportunity to do this through groups and class discussion of topical ethical and moral issues, often issues that are newsworthy, enabling and encouraging students to stay abreast of current affairs. 

Students may approach Ethics from an atheist, agnostic or theist background, however, success in the subject is dependent on ability to understand, analyse and evaluate, rather than on personal beliefs.

At Key Stage 4 we offer Religious Studies (AQA) as a GCSE as part of our options process.  

You will be leading a collaborative department, working together to ensure the very best outcomes for all students.  We are ambitious for all students which is reflected in our academically rigorous curriculum.  The suitable candidate will be joining an extremely committed and hard-working team.  If this excites you and you believe you have the necessary skills for this role, we would welcome your interest and application.  

To apply please submit a Trust application form to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk  

Closing date for applications is Friday 5 March 2021

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

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