Teacher of Religious Studies & Philosophy (Maternity Cover), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Stephen Perse Foundation Senior SchoolCambridge, Cambridgeshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The Stephen Perse Foundation has its own competitive salary scale. Remuneration will be in accordance with candidate experience.
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

From September 2018 or January 2019

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, staff or student, achieves and makes a contribution every day.

By teaching students to think for themselves, we achieve exceptional results – but for us, education is not just about grades. We see the individual behind the results. We develop strength of character, a sense of social responsibility and an ability to innovate and collaborate. We look for and develop this added value with our staff as well as our students.

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 of as we continue our journey.

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 to our Senior School as of 2017, offering them access to the same exceptional education as girls.

By celebrating diversity and collaboration in school and with our wider community we encourage students to choose a path that is right for them. We recognise potential in every child and inspire young people to achieve their dreams - guiding them every step of the way.

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 four 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.

Application process

We are unable to accept CVs as a method of application, please click the Apply button below to proceed.

Please note you may be invited in for interview before the closing date.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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More about Stephen Perse Foundation Senior School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 454700
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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 e...