Teacher of Religion and Philosophy

Maiden Erlegh SchoolWokingham

Hours: 1.0 FTE

Maiden Erlegh School is a high-achieving, over-subscribed secondary school which is as committed to the welfare of students and staff, as it is our high standards. We are now looking for a Teacher of Religion and Philosophy to join our talented and committed department.

Our students are a delight to work with and relationships between students and staff are extremely positive and constructive. Students are keen to learn, curious, respectful, polite and fun. They rise to challenges positively and enthusiastically, and have high expectations of themselves. This is why they achieve such impressive academic and personal successes.

Our staff are dedicated, talented professionals who go the extra mile for the students because they are committed to helping them realise their dreams, achieve the greatest possible success and overcome any personal challenges. The Religion & Philosophy department prides itself on having the highest standards and has achieved the RE Gold Quality Mark on two consecutive occasions, as well as being highly praised in our most recent Outstanding Ofsted Report (2020) after the deep dive. Students experience varied and stimulating lessons that challenge students to think deeply and creatively about moral, philosophical and religious issues. All our students sit the full course GCSE examination at the end of Year 10 and we deliver the Religious Studies course at A Level. The department is expanding and therefore, requires a new specialist to join our enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Our expectations are unapologetically high and, as a result of a varied and enriching curriculum as well as the on-going celebration of personal achievements and talents, students develop a raft of leadership and personal skills. It is a real pleasure to spend time with our students and to see them grow and develop into confident well-rounded and engaging young adults and positive and respectful citizens.

Professional development is a strength here, thanks to our Teaching School. We offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs which includes coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part time working and job-sharing.

We welcome visits to our school but if you would like to have an informal telephone call with our Head of Religion and Philosophy, please email recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org

Closing date: Friday 21 May 2021

Interviews: to follow shortly

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date. 

Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.

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