Teacher of Religious Studies, Northamptonshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Wellingborough SchoolNorthamptonshire

Date posted:
Start date: Required for September 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: As per Wellingborough School Teachers’ Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent

The Role

Start Date: September 2020

Duration: Permanent

Disclosure Level: Enhanced

Reporting to: Head of Religious Studies, Senior School

Hours: Part time, 0.7 full time equivalent for Religious Studies

Salary: As per Wellingborough School Teachers’ Pay Scale

A vacancy exists in a dynamic and growing Religious Studies department. The post exists due to an increase in the popularity of the subject and the successful candidate would work alongside the recently appointed Head of Department and contribute to raising the profile of the subject within the school. Both Spirituality and respect for the faith and culture of others form part of the schools wider ethos and are promoted within and outside of the classroom. Alongside this we are keen to establish Religious Studies as a respected academic subject.

The post holder/successful candidate would have the opportunity to teach all year groups, including GCSE and, if appropriate, A-Level. In Year’s 7 band 8 the pupils study a combination of philosophy, ethics and world faiths, and the subject is well regarded. All pupils begin the AQA Religious Studies A course in Year 9, and can then choose Religious Studies as one of their option subjects to continue through to the examination in Year 11.  Whilst the subject has not traditionally attracted pupils at A-level, we currently have a small Year 12 cohort and expect similar numbers for next year. The pupils follow the OCR Religious Studies course, including Philosophy, Ethics and Developments in Hindu thought. This is an aspect of the department that we are keen to develop further.

Religious Studies teaching takes place in dedicated classrooms. All teaching rooms have ceiling mounted projectors. There are established schemes of work, lesson resources and a range of further resources to support the teaching across the School. However, professional freedom and creativity are encouraged and there will also be opportunities to contribute to the ongoing development of our Religious Studies curriculum. 

The successful candidate will offer many skills and qualities to the Department and to the wider School. 

Further details and application form may be downloaded from our website http://www.wellingboroughschool.org/who-we-are/vacancies

Please can interested applicants complete the application form and return it, along with a covering letter, to Lulu Corrigan, HR Manager, Wellingborough School, London Road, Wellingborough. NN8 2BX Applications by email are welcome and should be sent to recruitment@wellingboroughschool.org

(Other forms of applications will not be accepted)

Closing date for the receipt of applications: 9am Wednesday, 26th February 2020

Interviews will take place on w/c 2nd March 2020 

Further details and application form may be downloaded from our website.

Please complete the relevant School application form which can be found on our website: http://www.wellingboroughschool.org/Job-Vacancies ; we will only accept applications made on this form

Wellingborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.

Wellingborough School is an Equal Opportunities Employer

More about Wellingborough School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1933 222427
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Wellingborough School is an independent, co-ed, selective, Christian-based though multi-faith all-through school, situated in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire with a broad geographical catchment area. Currently it provides 850 places for nursery, pri...