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Head of Religious Studies (Curriculum Leader)

Thomas Knyvett College, Ashford, Surrey

Job details

Job role
Religious education
Working pattern
Full-time only
£26,948 - £42,780pa FTE, pro-rata

Job summary

Start Date: Easter 2021 or earlier if available

As a part of our remuneration package, we also offer TLR 2a £2,873pa and Recruitment and Retention Allowance of £2,800 (conditions apply)

Please note as a result of the current Coronavirus (COV-19), some interviews are still going ahead but remotely via TEAMS or SKYPE.

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, motivated and innovative Head of Religious Studies (Curriculum Leader) to join our Humanities Department at Thomas Knyvett College. We are looking for an inspirational teacher who meets the Teacher Standards, with the ability to create a nurturing learning environment, together with a committed to bringing out the best in every student.

You will be fully supported both within the faculty and by the senior leadership team.  Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work.  When you join us, you will be supported and developed through our extensive CPD programme and given a generous and effective PPA allocation to allow for a better work/life balance. Working in our school within The Howard Partnership Trust provides a wealth of opportunities to include excellent career progression options.  Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility you will have access to a range of exciting opportunities to ensure you are improving your craft.

We are looking for staff to join our team who are passionate about improving students’ life chances and capable of contributing to a highly effective and supportive teaching team and our extensive enrichment programme.

Our outstanding staff and wonderful students make us a great place to work. Thomas Knyvett College, part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT), sets high standards for behaviour, promoting traditional values that will be important for life-long achievement. We believe that academic attainment flourishes in this atmosphere, enabling students to develop into confident and well-rounded young adults.

Thomas Knyvett College is a successful, over-subscribed school. We have made rapid and sustained progress over the last five years. However, we are not complacent and seek to ensure that the next five years are as productive as possible. As an exceptional learning community, we have developed our vision and we are as ambitious as ever for our students and staff. We see the College as the central resource for learning and support in the local community and continue to strive for excellence in all we do.

What Ofsted said:

“Staff use their extensive knowledge of every pupil to provide the best support possible for each of them to develop their learning and understanding”. Inspectors praised the ‘warm and respectful’ relationships and highlighted that ‘pupils behave very well’ and ‘there is a strong sense of everyone working together to fulfil the school motto of ‘bringing out the best’.

We can offer:

• An outstanding, flexible accelerated professional development programme
• Excellent teaching and support staff at all levels who are committed to an inclusive ethos
• An inclusive caring school with high expectations
• A fantastic CPD opportunity and a route to possible further senior leadership positions
• An opportunity to have a strategic lead over the centre provision
• An opportunity to contribute to the school’s considerable success within the partnership model
• Enthusiastic staff, committed to taking the school forward
• Friendly students, supportive parents and a welcoming environment

THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. In addition to a competitive salary and extensive rewards and benefits scheme, the successful candidates will receive first-rate professional career development, as well as regular coaching and mentoring from the Headteacher and Senior Leadership staff.

If you would like to speak to Richard Beeson, Head of School, before applying please email him and he will arrange to call you, his email is Richard.Beeson@tkc.thpt.org.uk. If you have any questions about the job role or the application process, then please contact Amali Dissanayake, Recruitment Assistant at recruitment@thpt.org.uk

Interviews may happen earlier than the closing date by mutual agreement, early applications are encouraged.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Employee benefits

TLR 2a £2,873pa, R&R £2,800 & excellent CPD opportunities

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
725 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Thomas Knyvett College

For more information on Thomas Knyvett College and working within The Howard Partnership Trust and what we can offer please check, https://www.thehowardpartnership.org/Our-Staff/

To find out more about us, please check our school website: http://www.thomasknyvett.org/.

Arranging a visit to Thomas Knyvett College

Please email Recruitment Assistant, Amali Dissanayake on amali.dissanayake@thpt.org.uk or

Head of school, Richard Beeson: Richard.Beeson@tkc.thpt.org.uk

School location

Stanwell Road, Ashford, Surrey, TW15 3DU

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