Head of Religious Education, Solihull

Expiring tomorrow


Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR2
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42 and only 3 miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils. The warmth and trust between teachers and students are exemplary, as is the constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential. As part of a Multi Academy Trust, there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

In every way, the Religious Education department mirrors the aims and beliefs of the school. All staff work hard, supported by a committed management team, to provide a safe and encouraging environment for learning. Arden pupils love to acquire new knowledge and skills; our teachers relish the opportunity to deliver engaging, challenging lessons to committed pupils.

We are looking to appoint a Head of RE who has the vision and ambition to lead this department. The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and be able to motivate students through inspirational teaching. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving school and work with students who are keen to learn. The ability to teach A Level RE is essential.  

GCSE RE is offered as an option in the Key Stage 4 curriculum and A Level RE at Key Stage 5.

The school has a proven record of success at GCSE and A Level. In summer 2018, 84% of pupils gained A*-C/9-4 grades in five or more subjects with 86% of students also gaining a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics (62% gaining grade 5 or above). In 2018 the average attainment 8 score was 55.5 with a progress 8 score of 0.28. 29% of GCSE grades awarded were at 7+/A+ and 39% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. At A Level 99% of pupils achieved A*-E with an average grade per candidate of a B-.

Children of staff who are permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our school website for full details).

Opportunities don’t arise very often to teach at a school like Arden and we are delighted to be offering the chance for someone to join the department.  

In return, we can offer you:

  • A positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors 
  • Enthusiastic students who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life 
  • As a Teaching School, access to high-quality continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and development
  • A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity
  • A Senior Leadership team who is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and students
  • Teacher Pension, Cycle to Work scheme and free parking on site

Further details are available to download from either the TES website or our school website – http://www.arden.solihull.sch.uk/vacancies/   

Alternatively, you may contact Michele Bull, HR Manager to request details on 01564 773348.  

Application forms should be completed in full and attached to a letter of application. CVs will not be accepted. Please address all correspondence to Mr D Warwood, Associate Headteacher. Please contact the school if you would like the opportunity to visit.

Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday 21st May 2019

Interview date: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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More about Arden
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0PT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1564 773348
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Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence.  Visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils.  The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary as is th...