Head of Philosophy and Beliefs, PSHE and Citizenship, North Somerset

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St Katherine's SchoolNorth Somerset

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Philosophy and Beliefs, PSHE and Citizenship

Full time.  Required from 1 September 2020

Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale plus TLR 2C £6518 pa

We are seeking to appoint a well qualified and ambitious Head of Philosophy and Beliefs, PSHE and Citizenship to join our Humanities team and lead these subjects across the school. The successful candidate will teach Philosophy and Beliefs, PSHE, and Citizenship at Key stages 3 and 4, including GCSE and work with the sixth form team to actively plan an appropriate and engaging PSHE curriculum at KS5. The ability and desire to teach A level desirable.  

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and be actively involved in continuing to develop the Philosophy and Beliefs/PSHE education within the school throughout the age and ability range. 

The successful candidate will be:

● a competent practitioner who is passionate about teaching and committed to improving the learning outcomes of all students

● able to demonstrate a strong record of raising student attainment through their teaching and bring innovative ideas to the classroom

● a team player, keen to work collaboratively and contribute to a strong ethos of sharing good practice, resources and ideas

● self-motivated and well organised

The successful candidate will be joining a creative and dedicated team that is characterised by high support and high challenge and a willingness to develop as professionals through sharing good practice with one another.  We are committed to staff development and offer a comprehensive Teaching and Learning CPD programme.  

St Katherine’s is a vibrant, medium sized 11 – 19 mixed comprehensive school and part of Cathedral Schools Trust.  We are situated on the edge of Bristol in a beautiful rural setting.  The majority of our students live in Bristol and due to the easy transport links, make a positive choice to travel out of the city each day to enjoy the wealth of opportunities that St Katherine’s has to offer. All at St Katherine’s believe that there are no limits to what a young person can achieve. Through focusing on high quality learning and teaching we work tirelessly to educate young people for academic success and life.

Further information about the school and the post can be found on the school website

St Katherine’s School is an equal opportunities employer in line with the 2010 Equality Act.  St Katherine’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to DBS Barred list and Enhanced Disclosure checks.

Closing Date: Midnight 24 February 2020

Interview date:  w/c 2 March 2020




More about St Katherine's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Ham Green, Pill, North Somerset, Bristol, BS20 0HU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1275 373737
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Head of School

Mr J Humphreys

St Katherine’s is a vibrant, medium sized 11 – 19 mixed comprehensive school situated on the edge of Bristol in a beautiful rural setting and part of Cathedral Schools Trust. We are warm, welcoming and inclusive and com...