Teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Surbiton, Surrey

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Surbiton High SchoolSurbiton, Surrey

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: United Learning Pay Structure
Contract term: Fixed Term

Job Purpose: To inspire, encourage and empower our students to achieve their very best in the subjects of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Tenure: Full Time; 1 year Fixed Term, with the possibility of the role becoming permanent thereafter

Surbiton High School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. By collecting expertise and combining resources, we help to make the tough job of teaching a little easier. With a shared curriculum and lesson plans from around the group available to all, our teachers have strong foundations to lead the engaging, rounded education our children deserve. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share this resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with wide career opportunities – between Primary and Secondary, Academy and Independent – better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of helping every child at each of our schools to succeed and reach their full potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create a challenging and stimulating classroom climate that will motivate pupils to learn, think independently, take risks, empathise with others, and perform to the best of their abilities.
  • Undertake high quality preparation, marking and report writing, in line with School policy, so that pupils achieve the highest possible standards.
  • Be prepared to take on the role of Form Tutor, which will encompass academic, pastoral and administrative responsibilities. Tutors have oversight of their tutees’ general well-being and academic progress, and they are the first point of contact for parents.
  • Contribute to the organisation and running of co-curricular and enrichment activities.
  • Be an active participant in CPD training opportunities, sharing best practice with colleagues, as requested.

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • Good Honours degree
  • A postgraduate teaching qualification including QTS, would be an advantage
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development
  • Ability to teach Religious Studies at GCSE and A-level
  • Ability to teach Philosophy to AS and A2 level would be an advantage, but is not essential
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues
  • A proven track record of delivering on academic performance
  • Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching at all levels
  • Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity and an ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
  • Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life
  • Committed to Surbiton High School’s ethos and strategic vision

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
 
Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email recruitment@surbitonhigh.com

To apply please visit https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1180521?cid=1567

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United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

Closing date: 8:00am Tuesday 20 March 2018 (Interviews may be held on an ad hoc basis, so please submit your application asap.)
Interviews: Friday 23 March and/or Monday 26



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8546 5245
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