Egerton Rothesay School Berkhamsted
Independent ages 6 – 19 180 Pupils
An Inspiring School where pupils thrive
KS 2/3/4 RE (Faith Studies) Teacher
We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and enthusiastic RE Teacher. The position would suit a new or experienced teacher with their own faith experience as well as the enthusiasm and drive to develop their own career whilst making a difference to our pupils. ERS is a school with a Christian basis but our pupils are of all faiths and none. They enjoy learning about Christianity and other world faiths but often need additional support in small classes to access the curriculum because of their special educational needs. The successful applicant will be a part of the Chaplaincy Team that prepare assemblies, weekly prayer themes and coordinate school religious services. For further details please visit www.eger-roth.co.uk
Main Purpose of Job
• To be an effective teacher of Faith Studies to pupils across the age and ability range with a range of needs.
• To contribute to the development of the department.
• To be an effective Form Tutor
• To teach all levels of RE up to GCSE including the Junior school if required.
• Be a part of the Chaplaincy Team and deliver school assemblies to Junior and Senior school
• Arrange RE days in school and organising visiting speakers to promote faith and equality
Main Responsibilities & Duties
To be an effective teacher of Faith Studies (RE) to pupils across the age and ability range
• Lead by example – act as a positive role model to students and be an effective classroom teacher
• Plan and prepare effective lessons which meet the needs of all pupils.
• Ensure pupils’ work is marked regularly in accordance with the school’s Assessment & Reporting Policy.
• To use assessment to further improve pupils’ learning and to be able to report progress to the leader of the RE Department, the Leadership Team and to parents.
• Ensure high standards of behaviour through implementation of the school’s Behaviour Policy.
• Ensure that the classroom is a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to work.
• Ensure other relevant school policies and procedures are adhered to.
To contribute to the strategic development of the Department
• Continue to develop the RE Department, Weekly Assembly Themes and cross-curricular relationships.
• To take on a share of the responsibility for developing schemes of learning and learning resources in agreement with the Headteacher
• To undertake to improve own performance through sharing best practice with colleagues from the RE Department and the Chaplaincy team
• Play a full part in the successful running of events organised by the department including coordinating school services at Christmas, Easter and on Remembrance Day.
To be an effective tutor
• Ensure the agreed tutor time programme is carried out effectively, as specified in the school’s Learning & Teaching Policy, so that tutor time is used to support learning in lessons.
• Support vulnerable pupils in the tutor and year group.
• Report to parents through the written tutor reports, appointments and through parent meetings.
• Be the “first port of call” for students with day-to-day pastoral issues working with the Base Leader and Safeguarding team as necessary and within our best practice guidelines
Facts & Figures
• Number of teaching periods – maximum 25/30
• Class sizes 3 - 12
Problem Solving & Creativity
• Be receptive to innovative ideas that offer developmental opportunities to the department
• Be creative in developing new initiatives that support identified whole school priorities and improve standards and achievement in the department and in Faith Studies across the school.
• Be ready to deal with unexpected and urgent situations on a daily basis.
• Work to competing deadlines, prioritise and plan time carefully, identifying what outcomes will have the most impact on pupil progress.
• Work independently and take responsibility for decisions made within agreed good practice boundaries.
• Take appropriate actions to improve the behaviour and attainment of pupils.
• Mostly classroom based but also opportunities for break-out for ‘Messy Church’ style activities available
• Access to office facilities, desk and computer.
Contacts & Relationships
The post holder will:
• Work closely with teachers and support staff at every level in the school; pupils, parents/carers to provide information and advice, direct, guide, motivate, monitor, praise and sanction.
In addition to the above responsibilities and duties the post holder will carry out the professional duties expected of all teachers as laid out in the Teachers’ Standards document 2012, and in the Egerton Rothesay Staff Handbook.
Egerton Rothesay School is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
See Person Specification