Head of Religious Studies, Wiltshire

Closing date:

Bishop Wordsworth's SchoolWiltshire

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019 or 01/01/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS+ TLR2c pay scale FTE1
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required from 01 September 2019 or 01 January 2020

MPS/UPS+ TLR2c pay scale FTE1

Closing date:  10am 20/05/2019

Interviews will be held week commencing 20/05/2019

Located within the confines of the historic Cathedral close, Bishop Wordsworth’s School is renowned for its traditions of excellence, its strong links with the Church of England and Salisbury Cathedral, in which we hold regular services and its sense of pride in the school community.  Rated as Outstanding in the latest Ofsted and SIAMS reports.

We are looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic Head of RS to join our large, well-resourced and successful department.   The subject has a high profile in the school and is taught to all pupils in Years 7-11, with all pupils taking full course GCSE. A Level RS is offered in the Sixth Form.  Both uptake and examination outcomes are very strong at all levels and the department has an excellent record of university entry.  

The successful candidate will need to have a real drive and enthusiasm for Religious Studies and will be fully committed to the extra-curricular programme here at Bishop’s including active involvement in the RS enrichment programme,  playing a key role in this high achieving and successful department and in the broad and vibrant extra-curricular programme within school life in general. You will be well supported by an experienced team as you work to raise attainment levels and offer an engaging curriculum experience. 

We will offer you:

• A comprehensive program of CPD

• The support of a highly experienced friendly team

• Well-motivated and able students

• Engaging curriculum experience 

• Extra-curricular and international trips and visits

• Access to onsite gym and sport facilities

For further details and an application form please visit the school website 


If you wish to have the opportunity of an informal discussion prior to submitting an application form, please contact Mrs Annie Lloyd-Gilmour (HR Manager) alg@bws.wilts.sch.uk or Miss Natalie Steer (Head of RS) nas@bws.wilts.sch.uk. Applications are accepted by post and email.

Bishop Wordsworth’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance.

More about Bishop Wordsworth's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: 11 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2ED, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1722 333851
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