We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.
The Stephen Perse Foundation is inspiring. It is a community in which everyone, both students and staff, achieves and makes a contribution every day.
For us, our examination results, brilliant as they are, are not an end in themselves. Instead, they are a small part of a much broader process and experience. That process is all about added value, something we offer and look for in staff as much as in students. It is something in which every journey both begins with and is built around the individual.
A global outlook, a focus on pedagogy, a ground-breaking commitment to digital learning and an emphasis on inspirational learning environments make us different. More than that, our policy of 'looking beyond' underpins education here. Co-curricular learning is integral to what we do, where opportunity and excellence are valued and encouraged.
Our community, led by the Principal, Miss Tricia Kelleher, is made up of a family of six different schools, each with its own Head, comprising 1,100 boys and girls aged 3 to 18, around 150 teaching staff and 145 support staff.
With an Exceptional ISI Inspection report in 2014 and Independent School of the Year 2014/5, we have much to be proud about.
However, we know that education in the twenty-first century is as much about looking forward as looking back. We have just completed a pioneering redevelopment plan, which includes a five-storey sports and learning centre in the heart of Cambridge. We have also admitted boys right through the Foundation, with a diamond formation for learning for both boys and girls in the Senior School. It’s a twenty first century vision of single-sex education that we believe is right for the future.
Your role within the Religious Studies and Philosophy Department
Religious Studies and Philosophy is a thriving and successful subject at The Stephen Perse Foundation:
At Key Stage 3 all students study the six major world religions, plus philosophy of religion and religious ethics.
At Key Stage 4 students are given the option to study OCR GCSE RS. The subject is a popular choice with at least two sets each year. In 2017 84% achieved A*-A.
Many students continue with the subject at The Stephen Perse Foundation Sixth Form College, choosing either the OCR Religious Studies A-Level or the Philosophy IB course. In 2017 71% achieved A*-A at A Level, and 86% achieved levels 7-6 at IB.
The subject has a long tradition of enabling students to obtain places at leading universities to study a wide range of degree courses, including Oxbridge.
The department also runs Religious Studies and Philosophy related extracurricular activities and organises enrichment events, such as lectures from renowned philosophers/theologians and entries to national competitions.
There are currently three full-time Religious Studies and Philosophy teachers, who work collaboratively to support each other and ensure the academic success of all students.
This appointment provides an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate to join this successful department. The post would equally suit someone who is new to teaching or someone who is more experienced.