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Job details
Employer Chiswick School
Location Hounslow
Salary TLR 2A - £6,384
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

An experienced, well qualified and enthusiastic Head of Religious Studies is required for September 2017 to join this oversubscribed 11-19 mixed academy of 1274 pupils in a pleasant and accessible area of west London. 

RS is taught as a separate subject in KS3 where there are units on RS skills, an Introduction to religion and how religion provides answers to fundamental questions. KS3 includes work on the major world faiths.

KS4 begins in year 9 where all pupils take GCSE Religious Studies AQA syllabus A. Units on Christianity, Islam, moral issues and philosophy of religion are studied. 

An ability to teach Philosophy of religion and ethics at A level is vital (AQA Linear Course Philosophy and Ethics). RS is a popular A level choice and examination results place us in the top 10% (ALPS) of schools last year. 

There are currently two full-time RS teachers and another two staff with specialist RS qualifications teaching KS 3, 4 and 5.

The department has grown and strengthened over the past few years and the post provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate to develop the department further.

The post also includes whole school responsibility, working with Senior Leaders, for SMSC.

For further information please contact

David Wolsey

Head of RS

Chiswick School

020 8747 0031

Full details and an application form are available at: Applicants are warmly welcome to visit the school. 

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Chiswick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. A DBS enhanced disclosure that is satisfactory to us will be a condition of employment. All applicants must complete an application form.

Closing date: Monday 24th April 2017

Interviews to be held in the week beginning 24th April


About the employer

Chiswick School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in West London. A larger than average school, it provides 1,300 places for secondary and sixth-form students aged 11-18 when fully subscribed.


Information about Chiswick School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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