Head of Philosophy and Religion, Hammersmith, London

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The Godolphin and Latymer SchoolHammersmith, London

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with the position and dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent

Head of Philosophy and Religion

Permanent and full time

For 1 September 2018

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls, located on a six acre site in Hammersmith.  Our facilities are excellent and the girls are bright, motivated and inquisitive. Philosophy and Religion is a thriving department which combines excellent examination results with a wide range of enrichment opportunities for the girls.

We seek to appoint a dynamic and well-qualified Philosophy and Religion specialist to join the school as Head of Department, joining five highly experienced and enthusiastic teachers.  The department offers AQA Religious Studies GCSE, OCR Religious Studies A-Level, and IB Philosophy Standard and Higher levels.  The appointed candidate must therefore have the ability to teach up to and including Key Stage Five.

The successful candidate will possess exceptional leadership skills and the ability to carry out the administrative duties associated with managing a complex academic department. They will be a committed classroom practitioner, capable of inspiring students across the ability range.  A willingness to be involved in the department’s extra-curricular activities and the pastoral life of the school is essential.

The salary awarded will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

For further information about our school and this role, please visit www.godolphinandlatymer.com.  Fully completed application forms must be returned to recruitment@godolphinandlatymer.com by noon on the closing date of 25 January 2018.  Please note that applications must be made on the school’s application form.  Neither CVs nor late applications will be accepted.  It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 1 February 2018.

The Godolphin and Latymer School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the receipt of an enhanced DBS certificate and registration with the update service.

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439).

THE GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER SCHOOL, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG. HMC/GSA 800 girls, 11-18 (220 in the Sixth Form).

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More about The Godolphin and Latymer School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87411936
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About the school

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of this Country’s leading Independent Day Schools for Girls. Founded in 1905, it has been both a state grammar school and an independent school in its 110 years. Located in Hammersmith, West Lo...