Teacher of Religious Studies and Humanities, Buckinghamshire

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The Aylesbury Vale AcademyBuckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

This is not a job for the faint hearted as we drive toewards becoming an 'Outstanding' school.

We are a highly supportive school with strong subject and senior leadership to help you develop.  We are looking for a highly ambitious, committed and dynamic professional to join our Humanities Faculty who is passionate about their subject, communicates well with young people and makes a positive impact on their learning.  The Religious Studies department comprises of one other full-time Religious Studies teacher who leads the subject.   We currently offer Religious Studies at GCSE in Years 9, 10 and 11 and will reintroduce RS as a compulsory subject to all of Year 7 and 8 in September 2020.  Religious Studies results at the end of KS4 are strong and there is good uptake of this subject at the start of KS4 each year.  

Most of our Humanities teachers are able to teach at least one other subject such as Geography, History or PSHE and the successful candidate will be able to offer at least one of these to at least KS3 level.

The planned expansion of AVA will provide opportunities for professional development as staff bein to take on positions of responsibility within their department or across the school.

This role would be suitable for an NQT looking to strengthen their teaching within a highly supportive, enthusiastic and strong faculty or a more experienced member of staff.  We may be able to offer positions  of responsibility to suitable candidates.

We will offer you:

  • Results well above the national average and improving rapidly
  • A well-resourced department with strong line management
  • Strong uptake at Key Stage 4 
  • Personalised, supportive CPD
  • Support so that you can flourish and be the best you can possibly be, whichever stage in your career
  • Strong collegiate atmosphere
  • Supportive and thorough induction programme for new staff and NQTs
  • A primary school with discounted nursery provision for staff
  • Outstanding specialist sporting facilities
  • 5 minute walk to a direct rail link to London Marylebone (40 minutes)
  • State of the art gym available for staff use

The Academy is at an exciting stage of development with a highly experienced Executive Director.  In Ofsted's visit in January 2019, the school was judged 'Good' in all areas for the first time in the academy's history.

Quotations from the recent Ofsted visit January 2019:

  • "The executive principal's inspirational leadership has enabled a rapid improvement across all areas of the academy".
  • "Outcomes have improved because of strong subject leadership".
  • The behaviour of pupils is good.  There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect across the school.  Pupils' conduct is calm and orderly".
  • "Staff morale is high.  They believe that leaders and governors take staff members' well-being and workload into account and they feel swell supported by the school".
  • "Staff new to the school feel very well supported by their more experienced colleagues and the packages of training and support on offer".
  • "Comprehensive induction and training programmes offered by senior leaders and the link advisor ensure that they very quickly establish themselves in their posts".
  • "Pupils show a well-developed understanding and tolerance of others who are different from them.  Tolerance and diversity are promoted well at Aylesbury Vale Academy".

Consequently, results are now above the national average for the first time in the Academy's history with a Progress 8 score of 0.21.

The successful applicant will have a passion about learning, have strong inter-personal skills, be resilient, be an excellent teacher and have great subject knowledge including experience of a number of GCSE specifications.

The school is improving at a rapid pace and this is a career defining opportunity for those who can play a pivotal role in enhancing the life chances of children and young people.  The Academy, sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford, moved into new purpose built accommodation in September 2013 and is benefitting from state of the art facilities and teaching.  Situated on the new Berryfields housing development, the Academy (with the primary phase) is set to increase its roll in the next few years.  There are currently 1619 students on role including over 450 in the primary phase.

Our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children will be reflected throughout the recruitment process and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

For further information, contact Mrs E Perrin, Executive Assistant at vacancies@theacademy.me or click on the Apply Now Button.

More about The Aylesbury Vale Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Paradise Orchard, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0WS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1296 428551
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The Aylesbury Vale Academy is a co-educational, Church of England, all-through school in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The school comprises of a primary, a secondary schools and a Sixth Form in a single building. There are around 1500 students aged 2...