Wootton Park School is seeking to appoint a talented Leader of Religious Studies (full time role, part time would be considered). This is a rewarding and important position within our growing school.
Wootton Park School (WPS) offers a first-rate and unique learning environment, ensuring high levels of academic achievement and personal development for all, while promoting the value of public service and building a stronger society. As an all-through (4-19) school, we believe this brings a significant number of benefits to learners and staff, and we seek staff who share this vision with us.
As of September 2022, we will have 1200 learners on roll – 420 in the primary phase and 800 in the secondary phase. In September 2020 we moved into our brand new £20 million state-of-the-art school building and in September 2021 we opened our sixth form.
In July 2019 we were judged to be outstanding in every category by Ofsted. Ofsted inspectors noted that “The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is of a consistently high quality”, “Achievement is outstanding", " The behaviour of pupils is outstanding" and "Staff morale is exceptionally high".
In July 2021, we were designated a Quality Inclusion Mark Flagship School status and we achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools.
We are incredibly proud of our school and learners and we are looking for like-minded professionals to join us on the next stage of our exciting journey.
What We Are Looking For
The ideal candidate will be totally committed to securing the best outcomes for all our learners and will ‘go the extra mile’ to do this.
You will ensure provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated process in your curriculum area, in accordance with the aims of Wootton Park School and the curricular policies.
All members of our team must be committed to maximising potential and continuous improvement, and be willing to participate fully in all aspects of school life within and beyond the classroom.
Our quest for excellence, must, however, also be combined with our unwavering commitment to care and support. Therefore, anyone seeking appointment to this role must demonstrate warmth, humour, resilience, and above all, emotional intelligence in order to uphold the values of our school.
We Can Offer You
- An environment where ‘teachers can teach’ supported by exemplary learner behaviour and engagement.
- Personalised professional development underpinned by weekly coaching.
- Excellent future opportunities for progression.
- An exciting, friendly and conscientious working environment.
- Employee Assistance Programme (Staff Well-being) scheme.
- Staff sport activities.
- Reprographics and IT support.
We will be hosting a recruitment event on Saturday 8th January 2022, 10am with a Principal's presentation at 10.15am. This gives prospective candidates the opportunity to meet with our Principal, Staff Members and Learners. This is also a good opportunity to tour the School and meet with Subject Leaders.
To book your place, please visit: https://www.schoolinterviews.co.uk
And use code: 3u3nq
If you are inspired by this exceptional opportunity to join us at this stage of our journey, we want to hear from you!
Please visit our school website to for a virtual tour of our new school building.
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS Disclosure.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage.
We maintain the right to close the application process early or later if necessary.
We will follow Government guidance on Covid restrictions at the time of interviewing.
Closing Date: Friday 14th January 2022, 12noon
Interview Date: W/B 17th January 2022