Teacher of Religion, Philosophy & Ethics, Hillingdon

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Helen's SchoolHillingdon

Date posted:
Start date: Spring/Summer Term 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £32556-£52102
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

St Helen’s is one of the leading independent day schools in the country, educating over 1100 girls aged 3-18.

St Helen’s is keen to appoint an enthusiastic teacher of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics to join the dedicated team in the Senior School from January 2020 or April 2020. A willingness to teach this subject to KS5 is essential.  We would welcome applications from NQTs.

Teaching at St Helen’s

  All teachers are expected to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning by:

• Preparing and delivering challenging and differentiated lessons

• Setting homework in accordance with the School’s homework policy

• Marking work in accordance with the School’s marking policy

• Using all available data and information to ensure that each student is provided with an appropriate programme of study

• Having a good understanding of the schemes of work they are following and how these fit into the overall scheme of work for the subject they are teaching

• Keeping up-to-date with developments in the teaching of their subject

Person specification

The successful candidate will have:

Essential:

• A good honours degree in a relevant or associated subject 

• Experience of teaching Religious Studies across the secondary age range and demonstrable passion for the subject

• Detailed understanding of current developments in the secondary curriculum and assessment

• A clear motivation to work with young people

• The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and boundaries with young people

• Commitment to further professional development

Desirable:

• a teaching qualification such as a PGCE

• Ability to teach an additional Humanities subject.

The teacher should also have knowledge and understanding of:


• Effective learning and teaching styles

• Theory and practice of providing effectively for the individual needs of all children (e.g. classroom organisation, planning, teaching strategies and removing barriers to learning)

• Monitoring, assessment, recording and reporting of pupils’ progress

• An appreciation of how assessment supports effective learning

• The need for high quality pastoral support to complement the academic experience of pupils aged 11-19

• Legislation and best practice concerning Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, Individual Learning Needs and Keeping Children Safe in Education


The teacher will be able to:

• Promote the School’s aims, ethos and ‘whole school’ approach to learning

• Develop effective relationships with pupils, parents, staff and governors

• Create a happy, challenging and effective learning environment

• Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences

• Work collaboratively with others

• Work in a fast-paced and stimulating environment

• Promote and safeguard the welfare of children


The teacher will be able to demonstrate:

• Willingness to participate in the wider life of the School

• Willingness to make a significant contribution to the School’s extensive co-curricular programme

• Commitment to participation in the School’s expanding programme of educational visits




More about St Helen's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Eastbury Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3AS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1923 843210
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St Helen's is an independent school for girls aged 3-18. We pride ourselves on our outstanding academic record, with our students consistently achieving excellent GCSE and A Level results.

We aim to give every girl an excellent, well-balanced, academi...