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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible or September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2(1) £3017
*The TLR for the post could increase if the subject expands into the Sixth Form the following year.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated and innovative leader.

Religious Education is delivered at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 where Religious Studies runs as an option subject with sustained strong results. The evolution of the curriculum is a priority moving forward so that our students learn about, and from, a broad range of perspectives to inform reflections on the modern world and key disciplinary themes. We also have a strong desire to introduce Philosophy and Ethics at A-Level. You would be joining a positive and friendly Humanities Faculty which includes History and Geography.

We recommend that you come and visit us during a working day, confident that you would be impressed. We believe that our school provides something unique and the perfect environment in which both staff and students have opportunities to flourish and grow in a world of possibilities.

What the school offers its staff

The school was accredited as World Class in July 2021 and as such, we are committed to providing a world-class education for every student through a well-designed and balanced curriculum. Our established culture provides a calm, safe and stimulating learning environment. Our most recent Ofsted inspection identified that the school may have been classed as Outstanding if a full inspection had taken place.

Ethical leadership is at the core of all decision making at Southfield. As such, staff are valued, treated with respect and afforded a diverse range of opportunities that come with professional trust.

We place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a staff to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience with our students. Every member of the staff isinvolved in a variety of professional learning programmesthat take place every Wednesday across the academic year. All teachers are members of theChartered College of Teaching providing access to the latest evidence and research.

We have also implemented a bespoke leadership programme enabling staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership at different levels. This has provided a number of promotional opportunities for staff within the school. Indeed, where possible, we will promote from within our school.

Moreover, we are committed to the Education Staff Well-being Charter, with numerous initiatives in place to support this. They include time for planning off-site for all teachers, active sessions in school and a broad range of workload reforms.

Further details about the role

We are looking for an inspirational and forward-thinking existing Head of RE or an ambitious teacher to lead the evolution of the curriculum. This is an exciting time to be leading a subject that plays such a crucial role of informing and stimulating student curiosity, enabling them to reflect upon, and navigate, the complexities of modern society and global issues with diverse knowledge, confidence, compassion and consideration.

Commitment to safeguarding

Southfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Parents and carers are welcome to read the policy and other related policies to be found in the statutory information section.
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About Southfield School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1169 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Southfield School for Girls is a high performing girls school that admits boys to the sixth form. Consistently in the top 5% in the country for Progress 8 scores we offer a rounded education where the 'whole' student is a top priority and academic excellence is matched by high quality pastoral care and excellent opportunities for every student to be outstanding both in and out of school. A licensed DofE provider - we live what we teach.

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