Grade/SCP: MPS/UPS + TLR1
Hours: Full Time
Location: Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy
Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1JD
Start Date: September 2019
Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a highly motivated and passionate teacher of Religious Studies, to lead the highly successful, and deeply committed Religious Studies department. This role represents an exciting opportunity to work as a key member of a committed and dedicated middle leadership team, and to lead a department where collaboration and teamwork is a real strength.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Religious Studies specialist who enjoys a challenge and will inspire and motivate students, generating enthusiasm for learning. You must have the capability to inspire students of all ages and abilities, to inspire and lead your team, driving up standards in teaching and learning. Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to raise attainment at all levels are key aspects of the role.
Situated in the beautiful Darley Abbey area on the outskirts of Derby, Saint Benedict is the city’s only Catholic Secondary school. We serve a wonderfully diverse community of students who come from over forty countries around the world and who come from all parts of Derby and beyond.
This is a great time to be joining us and 2018 has been a great year for the school. In our most recent inspection in May 2018, Ofsted graded us as Good in every category. We celebrated our best ever GCSE and A level results this Summer with a Progress 8 score of +0.27 and 100% pass rate at A level. As a Catholic School, the values of the Gospels underpin all of our work and a key part of our mission is to champion those in society who are disadvantaged.
We are most proud of the fact that our rapid improvement in outcomes has been in an inclusive and supportive environment, as Ofsted described ‘a distinctive feature of pupils’ behaviour in this school is their sense of a community and the care that they extend towards one another’. In addition to setting out a clear vision for school improvement we work hard to ensure that every child has their needs fully met by our outstanding SENCO and our Inclusion Team. As a community of professionals we are also highly supportive of one another.
The successful candidate will be supported by a very strong senior leadership team and middle leadership team, and will work in a school on a journey of improvement where the culture is focused on ensuring every child can become the best that they can be.
This is a reserved post for a practising Catholic, the definition of which is available on the Diocese of Nottingham website and can be found in the supporting documents.
How to apply
For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit https://srscmat.co.uk/vacancies or email email@example.com.
Closing date: Monday 20th May at 9.00am
Interview date: 24th May 2019
The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.
The Trust will endeavor to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.
You do not need to be a Catholic to work in our Trust. There are certain reserved positions, which require someone to be Catholic, i.e. CEO, Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Subject Leader/Head of RE and Lay Chaplain but other than that a respect for our ethos and a willingness to participate in what we do is all that is required.