Teacher of Religious Studies, Leeds

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The Grammar School at LeedsLeeds

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Start date: January 2018 or April 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Above national average
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational classroom teacher to join a thriving department of eight staff and who is committed to the teaching of RS at all levels and who is willing to develop present aspects of the curriculum aiming to further enhance the department’s standing.  

This is a full time position, however part time hours of 0.8 FTE or above could be an option by negotiation.  

Religious Studies is compulsory to GCSE and is a popular option at A level. At GCSE level, which we begin in year 9, we follow the AQA specification A syllabus focussing on Christianity and Judaism whilst covering four philosophical and ethical themes. At A level we follow the OCR syllabus, focussing on the philosophy of religion, ethics and developments in Christian thought. Results within the development are excellent with 82% of students achieving A*-A at GCSE and 82% of students achieving a B grade or above at A level. At KS3, we follow thematic schemes of work focusing on the nature of the symbolism in religion and beliefs about the nature of God.   

The successful candidate would be required to teach at all key stages. They will possess strong classroom management skills and will be expected to play a full part in this busy Department.   

There are also a range of non contractual benefits available including salary sacrifice schemes and access to the school gym and pool.  

Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification on the school’s website. 

Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form.  

Closing date: by 09:00 on Monday 16 October 2017  

Interviews will be held:  Friday 20 October 2017  

In addition to formal interviews there will also be an opportunity for short-listed candidates to see around the School and meet members of the department. Part of the interview procedure will be to teach a lesson. Details will be made available with the call to interview. All short listed candidates will be provided with lesson briefs.   

GSAL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.  

GSAL is an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 8GS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 113 229 1552
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