Head of Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics), West Berkshire

Expiring in 2 days

Denefield SchoolWest Berkshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Pay Scale + TLR 2A - £2,814
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Main Pay Scale + TLR 2A - £2,814

September 2020

Are you an outstanding teacher of RS, capable of engaging students and securing high student outcomes? Are you a strong, reflective leader with the ability to realise change across a department? Do you have a clear vision of what an outstanding RS department looks like and how best to lead one? If so, you might be just what we are looking for.

At Denefield, you will join an experienced group of qualified teachers who work as a team with a friendly, sharing culture.  You will benefit from a programme of professional development aimed at helping you to develop your practice and your career. 

As a school, we believe passionately that every young person should gain the qualifications and develop the character skills to have ‘Success for Life’.  To prepare them for this, we offer a rigorous and engaging curriculum with creative and practical subjects alongside traditional academic courses and all students work hard at developing the school’s nine CHARACTER values – confidence, happiness, articulacy, resilience, ambition, courage, tolerance, empathy and respect.

Staff wellbeing is a key priority at Denefield and we strive to foster a better work/life balance for our staff through a number of initiatives, including a cycle to work scheme, annual flu vaccinations and on-site yoga classes.  In addition, each training day ends with a wellbeing activity.  We know that happy teachers make for happy classrooms.

For further details of the school, the post and of how to apply, please visit us at www.denefield.org.uk 

Denefield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. CVs will not be accepted.

In our school we are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Completed applications and a covering letter of no more than two-sides of A4 should be sent to recruitment@denefield.org.uk and should reach us by 9am  on Monday 24 February. However, we reserve the right to appoint an outstanding applicant prior to this deadline.  For this reason, early applications are encouraged.

More about Denefield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Long Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 6XY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 941 3458
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Denefield School is an 11-18 academy in West Berkshire which provides secondary education for approximately 1,000 children and young people of both Reading and West Berkshire Local Authorities.

Denefield has a reputation for high academic standards, w...