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Teacher of Religion & Philosophy - January 2022

Chiswick SchoolChiswick, London

We are looking to recruit ideally an experienced Teacher to teach Religion and Philosophy (but will consider a fantastic NQT) at KS3, delivering AQA GCSE RS and supporting possible A Level teaching of AQA Philosophy and/or Sociology.  

Ideally you will have a degree in or with philosophy .

The RP department at Chiswick is small but lively.  We take an academically focused and challenging approach to the subject which prepares students to study GCSE Religious Studies and A Level Philosophy while also giving them the opportunity to explore life's big questions in a calm, friendly and respectful environment.  We offer various extra-curricular activities including a student-run Philosophy club and a mindfulness group. 

At KS3 we introduce students to a broad range of topics.  We cover each of the world's major religions in discrete units during years 7 and 8 followed by the comparative study of religions based around themes in year 9.  Alongside these topics we introduce students to a range of fundamental philosophical principles.  Our philosophy curriculum includes the study of Ancient Greek philosophy in year 7, philosophy of religion and religious ethics in year 8 and an introduction to the metaphysics of mind in year 9.  

At KS4 students can opt to study AQA GCSE RS.  We offer any combination of religions from Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, with groups choosing which two religions they would like to study for the religions paper.  For the themes paper we teach all three religions.  Alongside the GCSE option we offer the AQA short course for our core curriculum.  For the short course students study Christianity and Islam.

At KS5 we offer AQA Philosophy.  This is a popular A Level at Chiswick with many students going on to study philosophy or degrees with philosophy at university.  A significant number of our philosophers at A Level apply to Oxbridge and we have a good success rate.  Every year we host an internal A Level Philosophy Revision Conference for our students.

 Chiswick School is an 11 - 19 mixed stand alone Academy of approx. 1200 pupils including a large, successful 6th Form. The school is situated in a pleasant and accessible suburb of West London with easy train and tube access into Inner London/or out of London.

 The school had a full OFSTED inspection in February 2020 and was judged to be good with outstanding features. 

Benefits go beyond pay with staff sports and gym facilities freely available, a thriving community spirit and social scene, childcare vouchers and free parking, and all in the context of a stand alone academy in the beautiful west London suburb of Grove Park, next to Chiswick House Park and the River Thames.

We welcome visits from potential candidates and to arrange this or to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact the Director of HR, Andrea Ramsay ( or call on 0208 747 6659. Please apply via the TES application process.

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Chiswick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check that is satisfactory to us is a condition of employment.

Interviews will be held throughout the application process so if you are interested please apply asap.

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