Head of Religious Education Faculty

Brownedge St Mary's Catholic High SchoolLancashire

Ref: 175427

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring Faculty Leader of Religious Education, who is committed to raising the progress of students of all abilities and wants to make a substantial contribution to the further development of this good school in 2021.

The ideal candidate is someone with character, driven to captivate children's minds and passionate about making Religious Education the most exciting subject in the curriculum. The successful candidate will also play a key role in further developing the Catholic life of the school, working closely with SLT for the benefit of all. This is an exciting opportunity to develop the core curriculum area of our school and will inspire someone looking for their first step towards Senior Leadership because of the potential of whole school impact.

You will be leading a forward thinking and hardworking department comprising of experienced teachers who are committed and talented practitioners, have a passion for their subject and who deliver high quality learning through working closely together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.

The successful candidate will be:

- a passionate educator with the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students in sharing our mission to let their light shine

- an inspirational classroom practitioner with proven record of raising the attainment of students of all abilities

- a committed team player with the knowledge, skills and experience to lead and manage a successful team

- a practising Catholic

If you share our values, have the vision and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic, dedicated and well sourced team, committed to ensuring that students fulfil their potential, then we would like to hear from you.

'This is a school where pupils are confident, full of life, and considerate of others. Pupils are known well and cared about. Pupils behave well and work hard in class.'

OFSTED January 2020

Informal visits to the school can be arranged by contacting school on 01772 339813

Closing Date: Thursday 20th May 2021 at 12 noon

If you do not hear anything within four weeks of the closing date, you will not have been successful on this occasion.

Proposed Interview Date: Thursday 27th May 2021

Further information and an application pack are available to download from the school website:


This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure with the DBS.

Brownedge St. Mary's Catholic High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring the safety of all its children and young people

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form. 

 Essential: A good honors degree (or equivalent) preferably in R.E.QTS. 

Informal discussion: Mrs Nicola Oddie, Headteacher 

Interview date: 27 May 2021.

 Further information and an application pack are available to download from the school website :www.st-maryshigh.lancs.sch.uk. Please return completed application to recruitment@st-maryshigh.lancs.sch.uk. 

Closing date: 20 May 2021.

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