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Teacher of Religious Education

Robert Clack School of ScienceBarking and Dagenham

Required from September 2021, we would like to appoint an outstanding teacher of Religious Education to join our successful 11-18 secondary school.  

At Robert Clack School we believe that Religious Education is a vital part of the curriculum to ensure that pupils are aware and tolerant of all cultures and faiths. Our aim is to provide a holistic education to enable our young people to develop the skills and attributes necessary to fulfil their potential and make a valuable contribution to society. We deliver a challenging and engaging Religious Education curriculum, which also serves as a basis for many other subject areas.  

In Years 7-8 pupils have the opportunity to explore the beliefs and practices of the six major world religions as well humanist perspectives. Pupils explore a range of issues such as prejudice and discrimination, war and peace and the problem of evil. All pupils at Key Stage 4 complete a GCSE in Religious Education during Years 9 & 10, during which they study Christianity and Islam in greater depth. We believe this is important in order to equip our pupils for the diverse modern world and to further enhance our school ethos of tolerance and mutual respect. Pupils can choose to continue their studies at A’ level in which they learn about Philosophy, Ethics and Development of Christianity. The department has a strong record of exam performance which has allowed students to study at leading Universities.   

You must be passionate about teaching and you will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in the department in planning and delivering lessons across a range of ages and abilities. You must be committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning, while securing outstanding progress for all pupils. We will consider applications from newly qualified and experienced teachers.

The right candidate for us will be someone who can demonstrate: -

• UK Qualified Teacher Status;

• Experience and knowledge of teaching Religious Education within a secondary school (ages 11-18);

• Excellent curriculum knowledge and how to sequence the skills and knowledge needed;

• A record of / commitment to outstanding teaching and securing high levels of pupil progress;

• Experience of or a commitment to wider school responsibilities;

• Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills;

• An appreciation and an understanding of a school at the heart of the community.

Robert Clack School of Science is one of the most successful schools in the UK and due to expansion will soon become one of the largest schools in the UK.

Reasons to join us:-

Our Pupils: The exemplary behaviour of our pupils is always commented upon by visitors to our school. Our pastoral system is second to none, reinforcing the values and ethos of the school. Pupils understand the importance of mutual respect, compassion for others, discipline, hard work, high expectations, and aspirations.

Success: We are hugely oversubscribed with a large Sixth Form. Through our provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities, our pupils achieve excellent academic, social and cultural outcomes, despite living in an area of significant disadvantage. At the end of Year 13, our pupils go on to top University destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge. Many have progressed to employment via apprenticeships or in a variety of industries.

Working Conditions: Our pupils need the best quality teachers in the classroom and we support our teachers through enhanced PPA time, minimal bureaucracy, supportive departments, pastoral teams and the leadership team.

Professional Advancement: We believe in training, developing and supporting teachers and support staff. Many of our teachers trained at Robert Clack; a number are former pupils of the school, including the Headteacher. We have a Silver award for our CPD from the Teacher’s Development Trust, Investors in People Bronze award and the one time that we entered the Sunday Times Best Public Sector Company we were ranked first for Leadership, My Company and Personal Growth. If you are ambitious, motivated and above all an excellent teacher, there are plenty of opportunities for you to develop at Robert Clack School.

HOW TO APPLY:

To view more information about Robert Clack School, please take a look at the school website. If you would like to apply for this position please refer to the Job Description, Person Specification and download the application form which is available with the TES.  Please submit your completed application form via the TES or to: office@robertclack.co.uk 

CVs only will not be accepted. They will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 5th March 2020

INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD: March 2020

Robert Clack School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants must be willing to undergo identity checks, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.


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