Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42 and only 3 miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate pupils. The warmth and trust between teachers and students is exemplary, as is the constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential.
In every way, the RE Department mirrors the aims and beliefs of the school. All staff work hard, supported by a committed management team, to provide a safe and encouraging environment for learning. Arden pupils love to acquire new knowledge and skills and our teachers relish the opportunity to deliver engaging, challenging lessons to committed pupils.
We are looking to appoint, as a maternity cover post, an excellent classroom practitioner with the ability to teach RE at KS3 and PSHE across Key Stages 3 – 4. The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject and able to inspire all students to reach their full potential in this important curriculum area. The Academy welcomes applications from both NQTs and more experienced practitioners.
The school has a proven record of success at GCSE and A Level. In summer 2017, 84% of pupils gained A*-C/9-4 grades in 5 or more subjects with 84% of students also gaining a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics (66% gaining grade 5 or above). The progress 8 measure rose from 0.27 to 0.37. 36% of GCSE grades awarded were at A*/A and 42% of pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. At A Level 99% of pupils achieved A*-E with an average grade per candidate of a B-.
The Academy offers CPD opportunities, childcare vouchers, pension and a cycle to work scheme. Accolades include: International Schools Award, Healthy Schools Award, Careers Mark, Eco- Schools Award, and Safety Mark.
Further details are available to download from either the TES website or our school website – www.ardenschool.org.uk. Alternatively, you may contact Michele Bull on 01564 773348 to request details. Application forms should be completed in full and attached to a letter of application. CVs will not be accepted. Please address all correspondence to Mr M Murphy, Principal.
Closing date: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Interview date: TBC
Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.