Head of Religious Studies, Wandsworth

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Emanuel SchoolWandsworth

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary, dependent on the skills and experience of the appointed candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you looking for a leadership role in Religious Studies, in a school with high standards of attainment, pupil progress and teaching practice? Our religious studies programme aims to encourage in all pupils a curiosity about the world of religious thinking, belief and practice. We want all our students to think philosophically and ethically about the world, to seek meaning in life and to consider their role within it. 

We're looking for a new head of department to join us from September 2020. The role would suit an experienced teacher with the passion to build on the excellent current standards of religious studies in the school. As well as academic teaching, all staff at Emanuel undertake a pastoral role as a form tutor and get involved in the wider life of the school through its trips, co-curricular activities and outreach programmes.

Our ideal candidate will be able to inspire endeavour, confidence and ambition in our pupils. They will be ready to challenge and be challenged, and will have additional interests that they can bring to the diverse co-curricular life of the school.

Why Emanuel?

Emanuel is a leading independent day school in south-west London. Pupils are happy, confident and kind, led by a community of supportive teachers who are dedicated to helping each child achieve their best. The staff environment is warm and welcoming, with dedicated initiatives to help individual wellbeing that include:

  • An appraisal scheme with a focus on individual professional development 
  • Sponsorship of postgraduate courses and training opportunities
  • Simply Health healthcare plan
  • Teacher Pension Scheme provision
  • Staff sports teams and access to on-site sports facilities
  • Ride-to-Work cycling scheme
  • Personal IT tablets for teaching staff
  • Social events organised by the common room committee 
  • Free lunches and refreshments

To apply please click the apply button. 

Closing date: 9am Monday 20th January 2020.

You can find more detailed information about a role within the school in our 'Working at Emanuel' guide. Do note that interviews may be held at any stage after applications are received, so candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. We may close the vacancy earlier than the specified deadline, if the right candidate is found.

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Emanuel School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



More about Emanuel School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 10 - 19 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8870 4171
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About Emanuel School

Emanuel School is a co-educational independent school next to Wandsworth Common and close to Clapham Junction, south-west London, with nearly 1,000 pupils from age 10 to 18. Combining academic ambition with an extensive programme...