We are looking to appoint a passionate and highly driven Head of RE who has
the vision and ambition to lead this department. The successful candidate will
have excellent subject knowledge and be able to motivate students through
inspirational, personalised teaching.
This is an excellent opportunity for a talented teacher to join a thriving
school and work with
committed and driven students .The successful applicant will lead a
department of two specialist colleagues who are committed to ensuring that each
student achieves their full potential academically and personally.
The opportunity for personal development and progression at Arden is
enormous. An active commitment to staff
development through a strong and consistent focus and dialogue around teaching
& learning pedagogy makes this an ideal position for candidates committed
to being the best practitioner they can be. Middle leader development continues
to be a core focus and we run a highly regarded Middle
leader development training programme across the trust where our Middle leaders
work with senior leaders and middle leaders to collaborate, consider aspects of leadership, and share
best practice. Excellent line management ensures this position is well
supported and ensuring that Middle leaders are given every opportunity to
develop their drive and leadership skills.
RE at GCSE and A Level is
increasingly popular with excellent results. The ability to lead and deliver A
Level RE is essential, ideally with a focus on Theology. Whilst previous
experience is not essential, we are looking for a willingness and desire to
develop and deliver this material. At the heart of the reason for our excellent
recruitment to the subject is our commitment to delivering engaging learning
across all Key Stages. The successful candidate will not only join this team
but will strategically lead to further enhance an already high performing department.
The school has an excellent record of success at
GCSE and A Level: GCSEs - In summer
2023, the school’s Progress 8 score was +0.66, with an Attainment 8 score of
50.29, which shows the excellent attainment of our school. 64% of our students achieved a Grade 5 in
both English and Maths, with 83% achieving this at Grade 4. More than 35% of the GCSE grades awarded were
Grade 7 and above, with 20% being awarded at Grade 8 & 9.
Levels - In 2023
students achieved an average grade of a B. Our average points score of 39.38
demonstrates the excellent outcomes that our students achieve. 35.5% of grades awarded were A*/A and 66% of
grades awarded were A*- B.
In return we can offer you:
A positive and innovative
Enthusiastic students who
enjoy learning and engage positively.
Access to high quality
continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and
Commitment to Middle Leader
Development through Middle Leader cross trust training, progress meetings with Associate Headteacher and Executive Headteacher and support through highly effective SLT
A collaborative and supportive
attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity.
A Senior Leadership team who
is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and
Cycle to Work scheme.
Free on-site parking.
Children of staff who are
permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for
Arden main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our
school website for full details and eligibility criteria).
Application forms should be
completed in full and attached to a letter of application. CVs cannot be accepted as part of our Safer
Recruitment guidelines. Please address
all correspondence to Mr D Warwood, Associate Headteacher.
Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.
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