Head of RE

The Burgate School and Sixth Form, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1EZ

9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    4 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    17 June 2022

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Working pattern

Contract type



Highly competitive salary dependent on qualifications and experience

Head of RE job summary

We are looking for a well-qualified, inspiring classroom practitioner with strong subject knowledge to lead our highly successful RE Department. You will be leading a small team of teachers who are dedicated to the development of inspirational lessons and are always searching for new and innovative ways to engage and motivate students to achieve their full potential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic teacher to join a dedicated and highly successful department in a thriving school which was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 with the Sixth Form graded as ‘outstanding’. As a school we are committed to comprehensive education and ‘Learning for Life’ is at the heart of all we do.

Safeguarding Statement
The Burgate School & Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Any offer of a post will be conditional subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including the receipt of satisfactory references and medical clearance. As this is a post in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a children's barred list check. It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list. All positions within The Burgate School and Sixth Form are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
A copy of our child protection policy and our policy on the employment of ex-offenders are available to view as part of our pack of supporting documents or on The Burgate School and Sixth Form’s website at: https://www.theburgate.com/policies.

Equal Opportunities
The Burgate School and Sixth Form is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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About The Burgate School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1013 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01425 652039

The Burgate School and Sixth Form is a very successful and popular 11 – 18 mixed comprehensive school with an excellent reputation in the local community for very high educational standards.

We believe that Every Child Matters and we recognise all of our students as individuals, encouraging each to reach their full potential. Every member of staff is committed to raising standards of achievement and nurturing a culture of high expectations to drive success for each student. We want to support them in becoming independent learners, as well as confident and responsible young people.

At Burgate we achieve excellent examination results by setting aspirational targets for each child. Students work hard towards these targets assisted and encouraged by teachers who enthuse and motivate them in engaging and thought provoking lessons. Relatively small class sizes enable our teachers to focus on individuals to greater effect. We are relentless in our pursuit of the highest quality of learning and are proud of our continued outstanding results which are testament to this commitment.

With ‘Learning for Life’ as the school’s core philosophy, our hardworking, dedicated staff provide the best possible education in a safe, supportive and friendly environment where we offer a broad and balanced academic curriculum with a wide range of subjects offered at GCSE and A Level.

The Burgate is a school that expects both staff and students to strive to do their very best united by a common belief that everyone’s learning journey should be exciting and individual. Together with academic and intellectual accomplishment we believe that the happiness of a child is the true measure of success.

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