Teacher Of Religious Education, Purley, Surrey

Closing date:

The John Fisher SchoolPurley, Surrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018 (or earlier depending on availability)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Main Scale including Outer London Weighting
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes



Tel: 020 8660 4555

Fax: 020 8763 1837

Email: johnfisherschool@suttonlea.org

London Borough of Sutton

Students on roll: 1067

Sixth Form: 225


Required from 1st September 2018 (or earlier depending on availability)

Our Mission is to “Aspire for Academic, Cultural & Sporting Excellence”

SSAT Double Award Winners 2015, Pupil Premium Award Winners 2016, National Rugby School of the Year and UNA Debating Champions 2017

We wish to appoint a Teacher of RE, who will join a department consistently rated as ‘outstanding’ by the diocese. The ability to teach a second subject would be welcome. Applications are invited from individuals of all faiths and none, who will support the catholic ethos of our school. The John Fisher School has a national reputation for the quality of its provision for religious education. This post represents an outstanding opening for a newly qualified teacher or an experienced teacher looking for potential career development within the department in a school where students enjoy learning and achieve excellent outcomes.

Our repeatedly oversubscribed School achieved 80% 5 A*-C (4+) including Maths and English in 2017 and the Sixth Form received an ‘outstanding’ ALP’s judgement in 2016. In our previous Ofsted Section 5 inspection both ‘Behaviour & Safety’ and our Sixth Form were judged ‘outstanding’. In our most recent monitoring visit (January 2018) Ofsted stated that the ‘…steady and reassuring approach ensures the strong commitment of staff…’ and ‘the teachers are welcoming and friendly, and it creates an atmosphere where you belong…’

In RE we achieve consistently outstanding results - in June 2017 72% A*-C. The department teaches The Way, The Truth, The Life at KS3, the EDUQAS Route B Catholic Christianity course at KS4, and at KS5 the OCR Philosophy and Ethics A-Level course. Religious Education is popular amongst all students and their experiences in a faith school are further enhanced through established retreat opportunities. 

The department has three dedicated teaching rooms, with office space. Each teaching room is fully equipped with interactive white boards and audiovisual equipment and the department owns a wealth of resources to support learning. 

We offer:

- A strong feedback culture and established rich programme of mentoring and training.

- A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be nurtured and talents valued.

- A commitment to your professional development, leadership training and career    management.

- The chance to network with outstanding practitioners as part of the ‘Partners in      Excellence’ programme.

- Free access to our on-site gymnasium.

- Residential experiences available to Austria, Spain, Belgium, France, South Africa,      Borneo and USA.

Please contact Janet Rigby, Office Manager on jrigby3@suttonmail.org to arrange a visit or an informal discussion with the Headteacher, Mr Philip McCullagh.

Salary payable is on the Teachers Main Scale, including Outer London Weighting. 

Application forms and job details are available by downloading via the website on www.johnfisherschool.org/Career-Opportunities  where further information on the school and department may be found. Completed application forms should be sent with a covering letter to Mrs Rigby by 12 noon on the closing date Monday 26th February 2018. Interviews will be held week commencing 5th March 2018.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. An enhanced DBS will be required.


Job location

More about The John Fisher School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Peaks Hill, Purley, Surrey, CR8 3YP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6604555
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About The John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School

Our mission is simple – we aspire for academic, cultural and sporting excellence. We want to be the best all boys’ catholic comprehensive school in the country! 

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