Part time, fixed term contract, initially for one year
An inspiring and well qualified teacher is required to teach Religious Studies & Philosophy within the Humanities faculty at Ashford School, one of the UK's leading coeducational, independent schools.
This is a part time (minimum 0.6) temporary post and the successful applicant must be able to teach across Key Stages 3-5. RS is a compulsory subject for pupils in Years 7-9 and an option at GCSE and A Level. RS and Philosophy are popular and our approach is to explore all the major world religions and philosophical thinking from a critical viewpoint. The successful applicant will be expected to build on this approach and will have the scope to develop it.
Key to this role is your ability together with your ambition to challenge students to enjoy the subject and your enthusiasm to stretch pupil learning beyond the constraints of exam specifications. You should be suitably experienced with a degree in Philosophy, Theology or Religious Studies and, preferably, be accustomed to guiding students of high ability. You should be familiar with IT and its use as a tool for learning, teaching and administration.
You will enjoy a welcoming, comfortable and well-resourced environment and be provided with assistance from a range of support staff. All teachers act as tutors and are expected to contribute to the co-curricular life of the School and an understanding of the ethos of the school is essential.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon on Tuesday 25 July Interviews: Early August
Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational, independent schools and was voted Independent School of the Year 2010/11 and again in 2014/15. The School was endorsed as outstandingly successful in every category during the most recent inspection in 2014. In September 2014, Ashford School became a Teaching School; only one of four Independent Schools in the UK to do so.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.