Subject Leader of Philosophy & Religion (Humanities), North Somerset

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Backwell SchoolNorth Somerset

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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (Dependent on candidate experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking an inspirational and energetic Subject Leader for Philosophy and Religion to join our school from 1 September 2018. The successful candidate will be able to teach Philosophy and Religion at all key stages as well as lead and manage the department and its staff. 

Our Philosophy and Religion department are a friendly and approachable team of 5 within the Humanities Curriculum Area. Philosophy and Religion is offered at both GCSE and A Level, where take up is strong. Teachers of Philosophy and Religion should be comfortable teaching PSHE content including Sex and Relationships (SRE) and are also expected to teach Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education (SMSC) to Ks4 students and play a role in its organisation. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the P&R department including managing its staff, resources and budget and leading teaching and learning and behaviour management strategies within the area. The Subject Leader will work closely with other subject leaders within the Humanities area, and across the school, as well as supporting and working with the Curriculum Leader for Humanities where appropriate.  

Backwell School offers its staff a vibrant and stimulating teaching environment and there is a broad range of professional support available for new members of staff both within the department and in the wider school. At Backwell School we prioritise staff wellbeing; planning time is generous with full time teachers teaching a maximum of 51 lessons out of 60. Our induction programme is highly regarded and new teacher can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to professional development support.

Applications should be submitted by covering letter and application form to:

Closing date: Friday 16th March 2018.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.  

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More about Backwell School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Station Road, Backwell, North Somerset, BS48 3BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275 463371
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