Head of Religious Studies, Hertfordshire

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Abbot's Hill SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Required for September 2019, Abbot’s Hill School wishes to appoint a highly competent and enthusiastic Head of Religious Studies; a graduate, who is forward thinking in their approach to the subject and an inspirational teacher who will encourage girls to develop their own enthusiasm for the subject.   

Set in beautiful grounds, Abbot’s Hill promotes collaborative and practical learning, nurturing the unique talents of each pupil, giving them the chance to develop their potential to the full, within a happy and caring environment.  We take pride in developing ambitious, bright and confident young people.

The Religious Studies Department encourages girls to understand the ways in which different religious beliefs and values are expressed and to communicate their own ideas about religion within a sound moral framework. Girls feel secure to express their own opinions and join in general discussion. At Abbot’s Hill, all girls study Religious Studies in Years 7-11 and take a short course GCSE. Pupils can also opt to study for a full course GCSE. The department has access to comprehensive resources, including an ICT room, providing an excellent environment in which to teach. 

Teaching small classes of talented and motivated pupils, the successful candidate will demonstrate leadership and personal responsibility; you’ll possess effective teaching experience to GCSE level and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills for managing relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents.  You will also have a desire to contribute to the extra-curricular life of this busy, friendly school. 

Closing deadline for applications:   10 January 2019 

Interviews will take place in the week commencing:   14 January 2019

Early application is advised as applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to appoint at any time in the process.

Abbot’s Hill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to the enhanced statutory checks. Charity No. 311053.       

For information, the School’s Privacy Notice can be found at: https://www.abbotshill.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Privacy-Notice-including-Appendix.pdf 




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 16 years
Address: Bunkers Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 8RP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1442 240 333
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Abbot’s Hill is a happy and thriving community in which our pupils are encouraged to aim high, to grasp opportunities, enjoy learning and make lasting friendships. We offer an all-round education for girls aged 4-16 years. Our Day Nursery & Pre-S...