Head of RE The John Henry Newman Catholic School, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Job description

As a result of promotion, an opportunity has arisen for a creative and dedicated Subject Leader of Religious Education to join our very strong RE Department from 1st September 2020. The successful candidate’s energy, enthusiasm and desire to inspire a love of the subject will shine through. They will be leading a cohesive, innovative, professional and highly effective team of specialists. The candidate will be a practicing Catholic.

In addition, the post-holder will have every opportunity to progress due to the school’s highly developed and personalised approach to training and professional development.

Information giving more details about our school, the role and our RE Department is provided in the information attached.
Our School Prospectus can be accessed through our website: www.jhn.herts.sch.uk

Closing date: Monday 27 January 2020

The John Henry Newman 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, the DBS and a ‘prohibition from teaching’ check.

Essential educational requirements

• Good specialist subject knowledge through degree
• Ability to perform to a high standard
• High standard of written and oral communication graduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

• Ability to teach RE from KS3 through to KS5
• Excellent classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice
• Ability to lead in a culture of high expectations amongst students and staff within their curriculum area, both academic and in terms of behaviour and attitudes

Employee benefits

This position has a TLR 1.4 (£13654).

About The John Henry Newman Catholic School

‘We were immediately struck by the many smiling faces of pupils, who enjoy coming to school…. Pupils display a real pride in their school. They talk enthusiastically about their strong relationships with staff and the sense of community where everyone goes out of their way to be friendly and make you feel welcome.’ Ofsted May 2018. The John Henry Newman School is a popular 11-18 mixed Catholic comprehensive school in Stevenage, and is a member of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. The school serves the Catholic community across north Hertfordshire and as far south as Hatfield, with pupils from more than 25 different parishes. It has an excellent reputation; it is heavily oversubscribed and there are continuing interest lists for all year groups. The roll is currently 1555, including 435 in the Sixth Form. Since its foundation in 1987, the school has developed a reputation for excellent educational standards combined with unique opportunities to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. This academic success has been acknowledged by the Department for Education, who have written to the school and acknowledged its excellent performance, commenting that The John Henry Newman School is one of the top 90 schools in the country on one measure and in the top 100 schools in the country on another measure. In 2018/19 the students achieved: 80.2% GCSE English and Maths at 9-4 30% of all GCSE grades achieved were 9-7 55.3% A Level at A*, A and B The John Henry Newman Catholic School sees the quality of interpersonal relationships as the most significant factor in the provision of an outstanding education. The School strives to create the most conducive learning environment which results in our students fulfilling their potential and going out to change the world.

Hitchin Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4AE
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