Head of Religious Studies, Cheshire West and Chester

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The Ellesmere Port Church of England CollegeCheshire West and Chester

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Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Permanent, full time

Competitive Salary

Required for April 2020

The Ellesmere Port Church of England College is a secondary school with an ethos based on Anglican beliefs where we welcome students from all faiths.  

We are a part of the Frank Field Education Trust and work collaboratively with other academies in our FFET family, allowing our students and staff many opportunities to develop themselves.  This is embodied in the FFET and College vision: Social Justice through Excellence in Education.

We have a modern, state of the art building, which uses new technologies to support and enrich the learning experience and curriculum.  This rich combination ensures that we are able to prepare all our students for the challenges of the future.

The Ellesmere Port C of E College is looking to appoint a Head of Religious Studies who will work closely with Senior Leadership and colleagues throughout the department and College, to drive continuing improvement in students’ progress, as well as the quality of Teaching and Learning within Religious Studies.

Your role will involve developing best practice in Teaching and Learning within Religious Studies.  You should be innovative and willing to lead on a number of initiatives whilst working as part of a team. 

The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner who can demonstrate experience of raising attainment in Religious Studies across all Key Stages.  You will have a proven track record of success in the classroom and demonstrate high aspirations for the future.    

You will be a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic individual who is looking for the next step in your career.  You will be passionate about Teaching and Learning and developing pedagogical approaches that inspire learners.  The ability to be a highly successful team player in a very busy and fast-paced environment is essential.  You will have the capacity and energy to drive improvement, to lead by example and to develop collaboration within the department.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to work closely with leaders to demonstrate their ability to champion the College’s development and to be part of our challenging, but rewarding, journey towards improvement. 

Closing date: Monday 27th January 2020 at 12 noon

Interview date: Wednesday 29th January 2020

For further information, and an application pack, please visit:


Completed application forms should be emailed to:


The Ellesmere Port Church of England College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of age, sex, race or disability.

 Social Justice through Excellence in Education

More about The Ellesmere Port Church of England College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: 164 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6EA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 151 350 6000
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