Teacher of Religion and Philosophy, Reading

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Maiden Erlegh SchoolReading

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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Maiden Erlegh Trust offers the opportunity to work in one or both of our vibrant and high achieving secondary schools situated in Berkshire. Our focus is ensuring all students receive a high quality education and leave us as well qualified and well-rounded young adults. You would be joining teams of optimistic, talented and supportive colleagues, and teaching dynamic, ambitious and positive students.

Maiden Erlegh’s Religion and Philosophy department consists of five full time teachers and the subject is highly valued by our senior leadership team.  Every student sits the full course Religious Studies GCSE at the end of Year 10, following the Edexcel Specification B and we achieve very strong results.  Students also have the opportunity to study Philosophy, Ethics and Buddhism at A level, following the OCR examination board.  Each year the department arranges for visitors to come and talk to our students about their own religious beliefs, including members of our local Christian churches and Buddhist Monastery.  This July we are arranging our very first inter-faith conference for our whole year 9 cohort. We are looking for a passionate teacher of Religion and Philosophy to join our team and help to continue to embed enjoyment into our Religion and Philosophy lessons.

We welcome applications from experienced candidates but also from prospective NQTs.

Our results are consistently well above national and students from different backgrounds and of different abilities thrive. In 2017 our Progress 8 was +0.65 and 85% achieved Grade 4+ in both English and maths and 62% Grade 5+. Our Sixth Form is thriving and progress is typically well above the national average.

Professional development is a strength and we offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs. As a Teaching School we offer a bespoke programme of coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners. We also have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff to middle and senior leadership posts and our can offer Specialist Leader of Education and school improvement opportunities to the right candidates.

Staff wellbeing is a priority and a key factor in school improvement decisions. We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part-time working and job-sharing.

Visits to one or both of the Trust schools are warmly welcomed so that you can meet us and see our facilities and how we work. Please email recruitment@maidenerleghschool.co.uk with your interest to visit. Maiden Erlegh Trust is currently made up of three oversubscribed schools within 1.5 miles of each other.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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More about Maiden Erlegh School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 7HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 926 2467
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