Teacher of Beliefs, Philosophy and Ethics (Religious Education) - 0.8FTE

Lostock Hall AcademyLostock Hall, Preston

Do you have what it takes to make a difference and help others succeed? Do you believe you can inspire the leaders, innovators and thinkers of tomorrow? Do you want to join a team of committed educators, continually striving to deliver the best teaching and learning to young people in a culture of research based learning and development with strong values to support your professional development? If so, joining LHA might just be the best career move you ever make.

At Lostock Hall Academy we are committed to providing our students with the education and the personal development they need to reach their goals. Through a Growth Mindset approach, we promote a can do attitude to learning, with guided pathways into further and higher education and ultimately, to the career that they want to pursue.

Lostock Hall Academy is first and foremost a happy school. Students enjoy lessons and the relationships between staff and students are excellent, this has been frequently noted by visitors and is mentioned as a strength of the school in the recent Ofsted report.  Students behave well and have a good attitude to learning in the classroom. 

This post is an excellent opportunity to join a dedicated, innovative and growing community in pursuit of achievement for all

We are embarking on a new strategic plan which places Religious Education at the heart of our curriculum with the aim of fostering critical thinking skills, confidence and opinion developed through an understanding of the world’s religious beliefs and practices. Enabling students to understand people and the ability to think for themselves will equip our students with the key skills needed for a seamless transition towards further education and the workplace.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in selecting appropriate exam specifications and designing the Year 9 curriculum. 

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic teacher to teach all year groups from 7-11 inclusive. Our aim is that pupils in Years 7 and 8 will have BPE introduction lessons on a carousel basis, Year 9 will all have foundation lessons and will then have the option of choosing Religious Education as one of their GCSE options in Years 10 and 11.  

The successful candidate will:

• Be confident in teaching the GCSE standards

• Have outstanding subject knowledge in Religious Education

• Undertake the duties of lead teacher for Religious Education and Beliefs, Philosophy and Ethics, encouraging and developing the competence and enthusiasm of the students in their classes

• To be experienced in teaching KS3 BPE and developing the subject to offer KS4 RE  

• To use data effectively to identify underachievement and support students’ progress

• Have a vision for the subject and develop a creative approach to teaching RE/BPE, combining engagement with academic rigour and an understanding of the importance of student-centred and investigative work. 

• To develop the growth of the RE/BPE curriculum across the small, but growing department. 

• Be an active member of the  ‘Creative Faculty’

• Have experience of achieving more than expected progress with students

• Be fastidious, analytical and proactive in using assessment data to inform teaching

• Believe in the potential and growth of all students 

• Be passionate about teaching and learning and willing to innovate strategies to secure progress for all

• Be able to work with a blended curriculum and be flexible in your teaching methods and approaches 

• Be creative, persistent and resilient in supporting students

• Be committed to developing enrichment opportunities for students linked to fun activities and work related learning

• Have the ability to reflect on students' progress and create schemes of work that are informed by fine data and observed need

• Be able to use their own initiative.

Lostock Hall Academy is a wonderful school to work at where you can be part of a very supportive team. Teachers and support staff here work extremely hard in the best interests of all of the students.

We like to develop the potential in all of our staff so CPD is offered and encouraged. Being a small school allows us to easily share best practice and our experienced members of staff gain satisfaction from passing on knowledge to ITT students.

If you’re an excellent classroom practitioner who is passionate about teaching and learning then we would like to hear from you. 

For any other information, please direct all enquiries to:

m.hall@lostockhallacademy.org - PA to Principal / Personnel Manager

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 13th April 2021 9am.

Interviews: Tuesday 20th April 2021 - specific time to be advised.

Lostock Hall Academy is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable people, therefore all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and the receipt of satisfactory references.

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