Teacher of Religious Studies, Whickham

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Whickham School and Sports CollegeWhickham
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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,917 - £38,633
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We seek to appoint an outstanding RS teacher or NQT to join our successful and driven Humanities faculty.

Our expectations are high at Whickham School, and we make no secret of that. We are a good school (Ofsted March 2018) and expect dedication and commitment from all staff and being the best you can be is central to our ethos. We believe that what we do at Whickham School is vital to improving the life changes of the young people in the community that we serve. We ask for everyone to achieve beyond expectations, and to do that we offer significant investment in staff with timetabled collaborative planning and CPD time.

Student achievement and well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Whickham School. We combine outstanding teaching with a rewarding, enriching curriculum which broadens students’ horizons and encourages them to believe in their abilities and be the best that they can be. 

We achieve this through our four keys:

Everyone is a leader who demonstrates the school values.

Everyone always ensures a culture of learning that engages, excites and inspires.

Everyone always works effectively to achieve beyond expectations.

Everyone always ensures that all barriers to learning are addressed.

Religious Studies at Whickham is a highly valued and successful subject due to a history of strong teaching and learning across the department. The Religious Studies team consists of three full time outstanding teachers who work collaboratively and challenge each other to be the very best they can be. Uptake in Religious Studies is high in both GCSE and A level with 34% of KS4 students opting to study Religious studies at GCSE level. Results at both GCSE and A level are consistently strong, achieving record results of up to 92% A*-C and 57% A*-A at GCSE and 91% A*-B at A level.

Whickham is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1500 students including approximately 300 in the sixth form, which is one of the most successful nationally (top 5%) with 58% of grades being A* or A grade in the 2017 exams. KS4 results are good and P8 is currently 0.06. Behaviour is excellent at Whickham School. In our recent inspection, our report noted that positive relationships with staff are founded on mutual respect and that pupils are polite, courteous and mature.

We have eager students who engage in a wide range of personal development and extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. We raised over £20,000 in this year's charity week and are pace setting when it comes to mental health. 

If you think you have the passion, energy and drive to help us become even better, please apply. Informal visits are welcome and encouraged. Please contact Nicola Graham, HR & Administration Manager on (0191 4960026 ext 205) to arrange this.  If successful you will have to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure.

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More about Whickham School and Sports College
Address: Burnthouse Lane, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, NE16 5AR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 4960026