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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Religious education

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Inner London Pay Scale – MPS/UPS (£34,502 to £56,959) + TLR 1a (£9,272)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Deputy Head of Faculty – Religious Education

  • Salary: Inner London Pay Scale – MPS/UPS (£34,502 to £56,959) + TLR 1a (£9,272)
  • Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time
  • To Start: September 2024
  • Location: 352 Commercial Road London, E1 0LB, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

There is a wave of change at Bishop Challoner, can you be part of our journey of improvement?

The Governors seek to appoint an exceptional Deputy Head of RE Faculty who has a proven track record of good or outstanding classroom practice.

Religious Education is a highly popular subject at the school. However, we are not complacent – working with a team of passionate and dedicated practitioners, you will contribute to the development of a department that aims to maintain an outstanding reputation.

From September 2023, Bishop Challoner’s two schools merged, creating one co-educational school. The school has 1232 students on roll, including 211 in the Sixth Form. Bishop Challoner is in an area of relatively high deprivation which transforms the life opportunities of children. If you came into teaching to transform lives, then this is an opportunity for you to do so. We have state of the art buildings and facilities and dedicated professional staff - Bishop Challoner is an exciting and supportive environment in which to work and develop your career.

This is a fantastic opportunity for exceptional teachers. You do not need to be a practicing Catholic to apply.

What the school offers its staff

  • We Offer:

    • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management – excellent CPD opportunities including bespoke individual and team-based training programmes across all levels.
    • Outstanding support from faculty teams and a designated mentor.
    • Opportunities to be involved with action-based research on topics that match your pedagogical interests.
    • Free gym on site.
    • Cycle to work scheme.
    • On site cycle storage.
    • Free breakfast twice a week.
    • Staff room with outdoor roof terrace and free tea/coffee.
    • A staff wellbeing team that arranges termly celebrations that recognise the contributions staff make to our school.
    • A positive and stimulating school environment which values the contribution of all staff.

    OFSTED Quotes:

    • “Pupils value their education”
    • “Positive about the changes and routines that new leaders introduced”
    • “New leaders and governors are ambitious and have set high expectations for all. They set about making important changes and have brought about notable improvements” (OFSTED, November 2021)

    We are looking for professionals with:

    • The willingness to support our Catholic Ethos and mission.
    • Evidence of excellent classroom practice or the potential to achieve it.
    • A track record of successful student outcomes across the Key Stages.
    • High expectations of pupil attainment and behaviour.
    • Passion for providing an extensive amount of extra-curricular opportunities for our young people.
    • Desirable Experience and understanding of CSI Inspection framework.
    • Desirable Understanding of the new RECD.

    If you have the passion and drive to contribute to the future development of the Religious Education Department at Bishop Challoner, we look forward to hearing from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Governing Body is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About Bishop Challoner Catholic School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
829 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

There is a wave of change and improvement at Bishop Challoner, can you be part of our journey of improvement?

Following a period of significant change Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of schools are continuing to evolve and improve. The two schools will merge from September 2023 creating one co-educational school. We have state of the art buildings and facilities and a team of innovative, experienced and dedicated professional staff, Bishop Challoner is an exciting and supportive environment in which to work and develop your career.

Arranging a visit to Bishop Challoner Catholic School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bishopchalloner@hays.com.

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