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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

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  • Full time, permanent. Hours of work are as detailed in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to U3 depending on experience.

Additional allowances

TLR 2.1 (£3043 pa)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an Assistant Curriculum Leader of Religious Studies with excellent qualifications,who is enthusiastic and dynamic with a strong ambition to further improve our provision.

We are looking for a colleague who will work collaboratively with the team, is receptive to innovative practices, and is an inspirational and motivational practitioner. You will also be expected to take an active role in all aspects of the work of the Religious Studies department and the school, which is at an exciting stage in its improvement journey.

The ethos of the department is one of engagement, enjoyment, excellent teacher/student relationships and expectations of high standards for all students. We are seeking someone who will impart a love of Religious Studies to students of all abilities and backgrounds. New ideas and initiatives are warmly welcomed. A sense of humour and the ability to be a team player are vital.

The successful candidate will:

● be an excellent teacher

● have excellent subject knowledge

● be a strategic and innovative thinker

● be committed to raising achievement and levels of progress for all learners

● be focused on improving teaching and learning

● be able to inspire and motivate students and colleagues

● be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

● have experience of quality assurance processes (desirable but not essential)

● have experience of mentoring Early Careers Teachers (desirable but not essential)

What the school offers its staff

The Religious Studies department is one of our highest performing departments; it is highly collaborative, forward-thinking, innovative, and supportive of change. As a new staff member you will have access to a wealth of shared lessons and resources to support you in ensuring consistency and challenge within your lessons.

As Assistant Curriculum Leader, you will take an active role in decision making for the department and be responsible for implementing and evaluating new research-based initiatives. You will work alongside the Curriculum Leader to ensure that the team is well supported in continuing to provide a high quality teaching and learning experience for students and continuing our long-standing track record for excellent outcomes.

You will receive high quality, comprehensive CPD and support from your colleagues who will coach and guide you through any continued professional development. Parklands staff also benefit from access to the UK’s leading provider of corporate healthcare cash plans provided by UK Healthcare and out of hours access to our gym facilities, Cyclesolutions bike to work scheme and retail discounts with local businesses. We also have an excellent staff social network which has previously included quiz nights and theatre trips, as well as yoga and sewing classes and performances by the staff choir!

Parklands High School is a popular, over-subscribed and high-achieving school. This is an opportunity to work in a friendly, supportive, well-resourced and forward-looking environment.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Parklands High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1107 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01257 264596

Parklands High School is a high-achieving 11 - 16 mixed comprehensive standalone academy.

Arranging a visit to Parklands High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email srhodes@parklandsacademy.co.uk.

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