Religious Studies Subject Leader, Surrey

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Manor House SchoolSurrey

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Start date: Autumn Term 2019 or Spring Term 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Humanities, the RS subject leader is accountable for pupil progress and development and must work together with the other RS teacher to ensure the provision of an appropriately balanced, relevant and differentiated Religious Studies curriculum for all, which is exciting and far-reaching. 

We encourage applications from all sectors. With a move to the Independent sector you will find girls are eager to learn in a high quality environment where academic excellence is valued alongside opportunities to develop the whole person. 

Key Responsibilities

Learning and Teaching

• Teach an appropriate lesson load, as appropriate to skills and qualifications and to the needs of the curriculum 

• Contribute to the development and delivery of Schemes of Work and associated curriculum materials

• To set pupils in appropriate teaching groups and to allocate staff to those groups

• Teach all exam classes and ensure excellent achievement at GCSE

• To encourage pupils to pursue RS courses in post 16 places of study

• To assess and monitor pupil progress, and act on underachievement by providing intervention classes as appropriate

• To contribute to a club and organise revision sessions

School improvement and quality assurance

• Lead weekly assemblies in the adjoining All Saints Church, to pupils in different year groups (who take it in turn to attend), supportive of the Christian values espoused by the school

• Contribute to the organisation of key school events, such as the Carol Service

• To actively inspire and promote RS through the school

• Ensure internal assessments and examinations are set and administered professionally

• Liaise with the HOD on matters relating to external examinations

• Undertake professional development as agreed with school leaders

• Assist with the development and upkeep of quality wall displays to promote a lively and stimulating learning environment 

Pupil Support

• Work with individuals and small groups to deliver programmes to support learning, liaising with teachers and other staff as required 

• Meet with parents as necessary 

School ethos

• Create and maintain a positive environment, which secures good teaching, effective learning, high standards of attainment and good discipline across the department. 

• Contribute to and promote the development of a positive school ethos and achievement of the seven school values. 

• Contribute to the extra-curricular programme offering at least one club per term. 

• Perform additional duties and tasks required for the effective operation of the school as directed by the Headteacher

All Staff are expected to have read current policies and procedures

The main duties are listed above but some individual tasks which need to be undertaken may not have been identified fully and employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request to undertake extra work from either the Headteacher or the Senior Leadership Team.

Please download the application pack and apply via TES.

Manor House School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for which all staff share responsibility.   We have an extensive policy regarding safer recruitment practices which ensures those unsuitable for working with children are identified at the initial stages.  All staff in regulated activity with pupils are subject to the standard pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check.  



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Address: Manor House Lane, Little Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4EN, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1372 458538
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