Associate Assistant Headteacher – Catholic Life (with a specialism in Religious Education)

St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls, Carshalton, Surrey


Job details

Subjects Religious Studies, Religious Studies, Religious Studies
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,355 to £44,541

Job description

Do you want to work in one of the Top 100 schools, equipping students for success in both further study and future employment?

We are seeking to appoint an experienced teacher to join the Senior Leadership Team. In addition to teaching duties, this role is responsible for ensuring that our Catholic ethos and vision is accomplished in line with the strategic direction of the School. The ideal candidate with have the ability to enrich the curriculum and the gravitas to develop student involvement in faith development.

The position is vacant following the promotion of the current employee to a higher position on the Senior Leadership Team. Candidates should be:
 Be well qualified and enthusiastic.
 Be able to teach Religious Education across the 11-16 or 11-18 age range.
 Have a demonstrable understanding of the Catholic faith and its integration into school life.
 Have an ability to work collaboratively with local Catholic networks to ensure that our faith formation programme is innovative and evolving.
 Be committed to improving teaching and learning.
 Have good interpersonal and presentational skills.
 Be forward thinking, inspirational, receptive to change and able to work under pressure.

We offer:
 A generous time allocation for planning, preparation and marking.
 A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
 An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and creative team.
 A supportive environment in which your talent and commitment will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded.
 A superb opportunity for an experienced practitioner to work in an outstanding school.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a thriving school and to make a major contribution to the school’s continued success.

Further details and an application form are available by contacting the school, or pasting the link below into your web browser:

Address: Pound Street, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3PS
Tel: 020 8642 2025 ext 202
Fax: 020 8643 7925

Interviews: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. We reserve the right to close the position once a suitable applicant is appointed.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Essential educational requirements

A degree is required

Essential qualifications

PGCE Qualification
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Essential skills and experience

Teaching of Religious Education (Key Stages 3-5).
Dedicated to achieving high standards of academic work and discipline.
Confident in delivering curriculum to all ability levels.

School overview

School type LA Maintained School, Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 1403 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls

“St Philomena’s High School for Girls is an outstanding Catholic school. It achieves both academic excellence and outstanding personal and spiritual development for all pupils. The school has 1,412 students with 300 in the Sixth Form. St Philomena’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

School location

Pound Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3PS