To commence: 1st September 2021
Salary: Main Scale / Upper Pay Spine
Salesian School is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to the RE department. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher and demonstrate the potential to be a great leader. We pride ourselves on professional development and the post would suit someone with ambitions for further promotion. If you are a committed Catholic, energetic, enthusiastic and love teaching children then we’d be delighted to hear from you. We are always happy to meet potential applicants prior to interview; please don’t hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like any further information or to visit the school.
The Religious Education Department at Salesian
The Religious Education Department at Salesian is a key department at Salesian, and we work together with Chaplaincy to develop the spiritual and moral life of our students. We are enthusiastic, engaging and proud to work with the vision of St. John Bosco. Behaviour and relationships are exceptional, and we are highly regarded by students in lessons and throughout the liturgical experience they are offered.
We strive to continually improve our excellent academic record, our spiritual engagement, and our development of a faith community. We are extremely happy with our results with over 40% 9-7 and over 75% 9-5 at GCSE as well as over 75% A*-B and 100% A*-C at A Level. Currently there are nine specialist RE teachers, as well as Salesian clergy and a Chaplain.
All students study R.E. in each year at Salesian. At Key Stage 3, the Curriculum is varied and carefully planned supported by a wide range of department resources. At Key Stage 4 all students undertake the full GCSE, following AQA specification B (Catholic Christianity, Judaism, and Moral Themes). We are a popular subject in our Sixth Form College and the number of students taking A Level Religious Studies is rising consistently each year. We offer the Religious Studies: Philosophy and Ethics ‘A’ level with AQA. All students undertake Sixth Form R.E. within which the EPQ is completed.
Our connection to Don Bosco and the Salesian community is evident throughout the whole school. His vision to educate to a high standard, instil moral value and foster positive experiences both inside and outside of the classroom is supported and furthered by our department. We are fully committed to the extra-curricular life of the students and we are involved in a variety of trips and activities such as visits to Rome, religious exhibitions and visits to places of worship.
We are also proud that daily prayer opportunities, Masses and Exposition with our on-site priest, are always well attended. Sacraments are offered and whole school Masses are celebrated and enjoyed by the entire school community. Clubs such as Youth Club, CAFOD young leaders, and Salesian Compassion in Action are offered by members of the department.
As a Teaching school and SCITT we are committed to teacher training and take a range of trainees as well as offering support for NQTs and those looking to progress to the next stage of their career.
We are extremely proud of our department at Salesian and look forward greatly to welcoming a colleague who is passionate about the progression of our students both academically and spiritually, as we are.
Head of Religious Education
Salesian School is committed to
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years
Salesian School is characterised by the philosophy of the Salesian founder St John Bosco (1815-1888). He stressed high educational standards and sound moral and religious education. He insisted too on a friendly atmosphere in his schools where the id...