Head of Religious Studies

St Edward’s Church of England AcademyHavering

As a Church of England school, Religious Studies has an important place within the curriculum throughout our seven-year curriculum journey. Our vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus' promise of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart. In line with Church of England teaching, our vision is for the common good of the whole community, as embodied in our HOPE values of Humanity, Optimism, Perseverance and Excellence.

This post provides a unique opportunity to be part of the transformational journey of our school. We are expecting a SIAMs inspection and are aiming for Excellence. Given the importance of this position, the successful candidate will play a central role in the development of Religious Studies across the school.

We seek an outstanding candidate to lead our Religious Studies department.   We are looking for someone with drive and innovation, who has the ability to lead and motivate. You will need to have experience of managing change and have an excellent understanding of the curriculum and be able to teach across the key stages. You will certainly have strong management and leadership skills and relish new challenges.

As part of Unity Schools’ Partnership, we offer:

  • A wide range of CPD opportunities (in school, and through the Suffolk   Borders Teaching Alliance)
  • Opportunities for career progression (including the opportunity to participate in the Trust’s Leadership Development Programme
  • A supportive working environment

We can offer you excellent career development in a supportive environment. We are situated in Romford within easy travel and road links to both London and Essex.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, or you would like to visit the school, please contact the Head’s PA, Maria Driscoll.

More information and application forms are available from mdriscoll@steds.org.uk  or by post from the school.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing Date: 09:00am, Monday 24th May 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 26th May 2021

If you wish to apply, please use the following link https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/135968TES 

If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/135968INT 

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. 

Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.

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St Edward’s Church of England Academy


St Edward’s Church of England Academy
London RoadRomfordEssexRM7 9NXUnited Kingdom
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