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Deputy Head of Philosophy and Ethics

Park High School, Stanmore

Job details

Job role
Religious education
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Outer London Pay Scale + TLR £2,873

Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who wants to join an excellent department. This post is suitable for someone who would like to widen their experience, someone who will embrace the opportunities of working in a Leading Edge school. This post offers real opportunities for professional and career development.

This is a strong Philosophy and Ethics Department which welcomes a variety of approaches to the subject. An ability to teach (or experience with) A Level is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate must be willing to develop teaching skills in this area.
Philosophy and Ethics is taught in three main rooms and currently has three full time members of staff. Students have a positive approach to the subject, and demonstrate high levels of engagement throughout all key stages.

Currently Year 7 and Year 8 students are taught in mixed ability groups. They follow schemes of learning devised to allow learners to gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religious and non-religious worldviews and philosophical concepts. We encourage our learners and be able to confidently draw upon the ideas of various thinkers in order to support their own judgements.

At KS4, the subject is compulsory and students follow the EDUQAS GCSE specification, studying Sikhism as the second religion. A Level students follow a linear programme following the OCR Religious Studies specification. Outcomes for both courses are above the national average.

Employee benefits

TLR 2a £2,873

Applying for the job

If you wish to apply please complete the application form and add a short statement in support of your application (1-2 sides of A4) in the additional information section of the application form, or on a separate sheet. We will be using the person specification and job description both in our short-listing and the appointment, so please ensure you address the different points somewhere in your form or your statement. The completed application form should be either returned to the school addressed to the Headteacher or emailed to s.malone@parkhighstanmore.org.uk.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1503 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
020 8952 2803

About Park High School

Park High School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher, and a leader. We would love you to come and join us!

We promote high achievement in a learning community.

We provide a stimulating and caring environment so that all members of the school can grow in knowledge, skills, understanding and character and achieve to the best of their ability.

We have a strong sense of purpose. We encourage our students to be enthusiastic about learning and positive about the future; to have high self-esteem and be confident and successful in what they do; to have understanding and respect for others; to have the ability and desire to further their own development and contribute to the society in which we live.

We believe in equality of opportunity and in celebrating success of all kinds.

“Teachers have outstanding subject knowledge and use imaginative and stimulating resources. They are very skilful at showing students how to work independently and think for themselves and at giving them time to work together and share their understanding.” Ofsted

Arranging a visit to Park High School

If you have any questions about the post or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact Ms S Shah, Head of Philosophy and Ethics on the school telephone number, 020 8952 2803.

School location

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, HA7 1PL

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