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Second in Department/Teacher of Theology and Philosophy

Whitgift SchoolCroydon

Permanent, Full-time Post from April or September 2021

Required from April/September 2021, an enthusiastic and well-qualified Second in Department or Teacher of Theology and Philosophy to deliver the subject throughout the School.  

This strong and very successful department is committed to the rigorous study of both Theology and Philosophy as academic disciplines, whilst making them accessible to all.  We aim to equip our students both with the tools of logical reasoning and with an authentic but critical understanding of major world religions, above all emphasising the importance of thinking for oneself.

Both Philosophy and Religious Studies are currently taught to A Level and Philosophy is offered in the International Baccalaureate. The post is suitable for experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession who may be able to participate in our highly-regarded Schools Direct programme. Outstanding subject knowledge, energy, initiative, and the ability to sensitively manage colleagues and inspire pupils are essential traits. A proactive culture of supporting and developing talented and inspiring teachers is supported by the Senior Management Team.

Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated.  Accommodation may be available.  Assistance is offered towards removal expenses.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. 

For further information and an online application form, please visit For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email

Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received, so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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