Teacher of Religious Education, Barkling

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Eastbury Community SchoolBarkling
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Start date: July (NQT)/September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS incoporating Inner London Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


July (NQT) /September 2018


MPS incorporating Inner London Allowance  

Roll 1800 (Oversubscribed)

Excellent opportunity for an inspirational teacher, in a successful, well ordered, and inclusive 3-19 all through school. We are at the heart of an ethnically diverse community in London East, an area undergoing significant regeneration and building affordable homes.   We have just celebrated record breaking public examination results in 2017 with many pupils achieving top grades at both GCSE and A level.  

We foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals are empowered to produce their best work in brand new purpose built accommodation. 

The school is located less than 10 minutes’ walk from Barking tube and mainline station (25 minutes from Liverpool Street station) and is easily accessible by road.  

We are seeking a well-qualified and ambitious professional who is motivated to make a difference to the life chances of young people. The post would suit a team player who is committed to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school. The ability or desire to teach in our primary phase would be an advantage but is not essential.     

We have the highest expectations of everyone and can offer  

 • Highly aspirational pupils who are eager to learn

 • A highly supportive school in which teaching and learning is the key priority, and staff are provided with the time and coaching needed to be successful.

 • Career development (Leadership / Lead practitioner training for exceptional candidates after 2 years in post) 

• Access to the LBBD affordable quality housing scheme.

 • Visit and tour of school prior to final application  

• Lead practitioner available for suitably qualified candidates  

Department Information

The Religious Education Department is a team of dedicated and outstanding teachers with a reputation of excellent examination results.  The department is very well resourced with outstanding schemes of work ensuring that all learners are able to make good progress.  

The study of Religious Education allows students to learn from different beliefs, values and traditions, while exploring their own understanding of global and current affairs. Lessons are designed to allow students to challenge and reflect on key worldly issues and to develop ideas about community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance. 

 At Key Stage 3, all students take on Religious Education through a thematic approach to religious, moral and ethical issues. Key topic areas include ‘Ultimate Questions’, ‘Religion and the Media’ and ‘Global Crimes. 

At Key Stage 4, students follow the AQA GCSE Religious Studies specification with a focus on Christianity and Islam. The course has recently been introduced as a GCSE option for current Year 9s, which has proved to be a popular subject amongst prospective Year 10 students for a September 2018 start. The entire Year 11 cohort in September 2018 will complete the GCSE full course as compulsory. 

At Key Stage 5, A-Level Religious Studies has been a strong subject with students who are passionate about critical discussion and analysis. Students follow the AQA Religious Studies specification with a focus on Christianity. Students have had excellent opportunities to widen their knowledge of Philosophy and Ethics through their involvement in the Youth Conference in East London, and students led the way with their debating and evaluating skills in a residential trip to support the course.

Enrichment:  The Religious Education Department is proud to have established the very successful Model UN Committee.  Model UN delegates have been able to debate against other national and international on global issues such as cyber-security, climate change and child soldiers. The committee has also successfully gone on to train other schools about Model UN and have led the way in delivering school-wide workshops/assemblies on global conflict, debating and character education. In April 2019, GCSE students will be going away on an exciting and amazing weekend residential trip to Rome exploring various sites there to support with their understanding of Christian beliefs and practices. 

For full details of the post and an application form please visit the school website www.eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk and return the application form to the Headteacher’s PA, Karen Dunnell kdunnell@eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk.  

The closing date for applications is Thursday 22 March.  Interviews will be held w/c 26 March 2018. 

 Eastbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young  people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including enhanced DBS checks.  CVs are not acceptable and will not be considered.

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More about Eastbury Community School
Address: Hulse Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 9UW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 507 4500