The successful candidate will have:
• A clear commitment to the school's distinctive Catholic ethos which is at the heart of all we do.
• A passion for teaching RE and inspiring pupils in the classroom.
• A commitment to securing the best possible outcomes for pupils in public examinations.
• A commitment to holistic education and as a tutor and part of the wider school provide excellent pastoral care for pupils.
• A regard for the highest professional standards in all parts of school life.
• Excellent organisation skills and the ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
All students from Years 7-11 study RE. The subject has full core status and is taken at GCSE by the whole school.
Exam results in RE are excellent and have, year on year, been well ahead of the national average. St Thomas More School RE results rank highly in both Greenwich and in the Diocese of Southwark.
You can find out more about the department on our website; http://www.stmcomprehensive.org/Curriculum/Religious-Education/
St Thomas More prides itself on educating students, to do their very best, in an inclusive environment. We aim for this to be carried forward within a caring, happy and supportive community, taking moments to celebrate the success of all of our learners, both academically, as well as from an extracurricular perspective. The education that ‘STM' provides develops pupils to achieve their very best academically, but also focuses on helping them be prepared to be confident young adults.
We are very proud to offer our students a wide-range of extra-curricular activities, including an abundance of trip opportunities (locally, nationally and internationally) allowing students, and staff alike, to be exposed to a variety of cultures and learning platforms, beyond the classroom. In addition to this, the majority of our students are active in our DofE programme, as well as contributing their time to a wide-range of charity-events.
Our school was recently awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark Award. We are so proud of this achievement as it demonstrates our strive to ensure all members of our community are respected and that we continue to take active steps to implement equity for equality. While we are a faith school, we accept applicants from all spiritual backgrounds and encourage our students to be well-informed on faiths different to our own.
The school has a Well-Being committee, consisting of members from the teaching staff, as well as those from the administrative and support staff. The committee meet regularly and serve as a voice for others to raise any concerns, but also to invent ways to further celebrate all staff. As a small school, one of the benefits is that everyone is valued as an individual. It is important to us that all staff feel that they are respected and appreciated.
The continued success of ‘STM’ in regards to progress is a result of the high-quality teaching, supported professional development, outstanding behaviour for learning and support of our students' families. We are an OFSTED-rated 'Outstanding' school and have been consistently in the top 1 or 2 percent for Progress 8 and this is a success we nurture by encouraging all students, of all abilities, to feel seen and supported.
The closing date for applications is 18th April 2021
Interviews will be held the week beginning 26th April 2021
St Thomas More Catholic Comprehensive School
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 16 years