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  • Job start date

    5 June 2023

  • Closing date

    22 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2.7 £5021

What skills and experience we're looking for

Weston Secondary School is on an exciting journey. Our vision is of a school characterized by high aspirations, academic excellence, and exemplary conduct. Alongside the highest of expectations, a golden thread of care, encouragement and extra-curricular opportunity runs through the school. Our young people work hard, they are kind and they take responsibility for their own actions. These very simple values enable them to fulfil every aspect of their potential. We invite you to visit to the school so that you can see for yourself how amazing our school community is and gain a clear picture of our journey and the bright future of Weston Secondary School.

To support the school in achieving our aspirations, we are looking for an inspirational and confident team leader, who possesses drive, energy, commitment and a true passion for R.E. You need to be able to:

  • create and teach a stimulating, imaginative and challenging curriculum
  • take responsibility for the leadership and operations of the department
  • demonstrate high quality teaching and be able to inspire and enthuse students to learn
  • demonstrate the passion, skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students.

What the school offers its staff

As a school, we are proud to offer:

• a collaborative working environment;

• a supportive senior leadership team who collectively and individually offer a wealth of experience;

• a comprehensive CPD programme;

• an individual induction programme supported by a mentor, specific ECF training for all Early Career Teachers and staff new to WSS;

• a buddy scheme;

• a car share scheme;

• a dynamic middle leadership team given a clear sense of autonomy and ownership of school improvement;

• representation at the National Education Union (NEU);

• eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff;

• extensive investment in the fabric of the school over the coming 18-24 months culminating in a brand new sports facility.

As a part of HAMWIC Education Trust (HET), WSS can offer:

• the ability to work with HET schools, both primary and secondary, as we develop as a trust and build towards an all through curriculum;

• networking groups for teachers, business managers, site teams and IT staff;

• HAMWIC in-house teaching school;

• a wide ranging of funded training and apprentice opportunities;

• free eye tests up to the value of £25 for uses of VDU equipment and contribution to the value of £60 towards the purchase of glasses specifically for the use of display screen equipment (where all conditions are met);

• working as part of The Edwin Jones Partnership.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Weston Secondary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
747 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Weston Secondary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@westonsecondary.co.uk.

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