Curriculum Leader, RS and PSHE

Longbenton High School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear


Job details

Subject Religious education
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Curriculum Leader for RS and PSHE
TLR 2c - currently £6,824

Required for September 2020
(full-time permanent post)

Longbenton is a successful 11-18 school looking to appoint a Curriculum Leader of RS and PSHE from September 2020. This post has come about as a result of the existing post-holder changing role within the school after a number of years of much valued service. The successful applicant will be well supported, both in the department and by the senior leadership of the school.
RS and PSHE are a much valued part of the curriculum at Longbenton and RS is a popular subject here at GCSE level. This is a wide and varied role, which requires the post holder to co-ordinate and lead a large team of non-specialists in the teaching of PSHE. This is an important appointment for us and our priority is getting a very good leader and teacher. In return, you will work in a very supportive environment with pupils who want to learn alongside a friendly staff who are keen to collaborate and develop their practice. The main responsibilities are set out in the applicant’s pack, which you will find on our school website,
The successful candidate will be required to teach across the age and ability range of KS3 and KS4 for RS as well as having the potential to teach Philosophy and Ethics at KS5.
The school run many successful extra-curricular events, and, as such, we would want to see the successful candidate actively getting involved in the whole life of the school. Longbenton offers the successful candidate a whole-hearted commitment to professional learning that places individual development at the heart of its ethos.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Thursday 6 February 2020 with interviews on Tuesday 11 February 2020.

Longbenton is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status.
A degree in a relevant discipline.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status.
A degree in a relevant discipline.

Essential skills and experience

Be an excellent teacher, demonstrating enthusiasm and a commitment to education, with a track record of consistently delivering good or outstanding lessons in KS3 and KS4 RS.
Have successful experience of having raised standards of achievement.
Be able to monitor and evaluate students’ progress and staff performance.
Be able to manage a variety of resources (staff and funds) and contribute effectively to the smooth running of the department and raising attainment across all key stages.
Able to use data effectively to raise attainment and identify intervention where appropriate.
Have exemplary subject knowledge.

Employee benefits

TLR 2c - currently £6,824

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 825 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Longbenton High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Longbenton High School

School location

Hailsham Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE12 8ER