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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

UPS/MPS +fringe + TLR 2b

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher to the position of Head of Religious Education. The successful candidate will join our flourishing Humanities Faculty and will lead an ambitious team. The ability to teach the subject at Key Stage 3 and 4 is essential. Previous experience of teaching A Level Philosophy is an advantage. The Department follows the AQA specifications at GCSE and A Level.

What the school offers its staff

The Hemel Hempstead School is a popular and oversubscribed school on a beautiful site in Boxmoor. The school is close to local and national rail, bus and road links to London. We are an expanding school, with 217 students in each year group and over 250 students in the Sixth Form. Our facilities are excellent with world-class sporting facilities, a brand-new music, languages and science centre and plans for further improvements across the site. In September 2025 we will have a brand-new school building.

Further details about the role

The vision of the RE department is to produce philosophically enlightened students that are prepared for life in the modern world. The RE curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge they need as citizens of a multicultural country and to support those who study the subject at GCSE and A Level. The impact of our curriculum is reflected in student numbers and outcomes. In 2022 54% of students obtained an A*-B Grade in Philosophy at A Level. At GCSE 80% of students obtained Grade 9-4 in Religious Studies; 28% of students achieved Grade 7-9. It is common for us to have multiple GCSE classes and two A Level Philosophy classes.

Diversity: Scholars’ Education Trust is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. We want to attract and retain the very best staff in all areas of the trust, ensuring our staff body reflects the diversity of our students and local community.

Closing date for applications: 9am Thursday 29th June 2023

Date of Interview: TBC

We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged

Scholars’ Education Trust

Scholars’ Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About The Hemel Hempstead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
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School size
Up to 1385 pupils
Age range
11 to 18

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