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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to its increasing popularity and growing student population Park Academy is looking for aHead of Religious Studies.

Alongside your teaching timetable as Head of Religious Studies you will lead in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in the subject area raising the standards of Teaching and Learning across the whole Academy.

This role is pivotal for the Academy, and we are seeking someone who is passionate about Religious Studies and is genuinely interested in making a difference. We are also looking for someone who is ambitious, both for themselves and their students, and who seeks further promotion opportunities.

At the core of our mission is a desire to achieve the best possible results for all our students, regardless of their starting points or circumstances. We would be delighted to show you around our Academy to fully appreciate our learning environment.

If you consider you are the right person for this role and would like to be a part of the team at such an exciting time, then we would love to hear from you.

For more information, please see the application pack attached which includes a Job Description and Person Specification.

Learn more about Park Academy on the Academy website.

Park Academy West London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.The post is subject to all pre-placement checks including obtaining references, proof of eligibility to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check.

Interview date – TBC

[Please note that strong candidates will be interviewed prior to the closing date]

About Aspirations

Across our 16 Academies, Aspirations educate more than 9,000 pupils across the ages from 2 to 19 years, covering an area from West London to the Southwest of England. Operating since 2011, we have a consistent track record of improvement and success and offer excellent Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. We are determined that children receive an excellent education that prepares them for success in adult-life and are looking for people to join us who share our ideals.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities and guarantee an interview for those with a declared disability should they meet the minimum criteria for the job. The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as “any physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities

What the school offers its staff

Situated on the western periphery of London, Park Academy serves the vibrant community of Hillingdon. Life in the borough has lots to offer with easy access to central London for those who enjoy the bustle of city life, as well as lots of green space for those who prefer something a little more serene. For families, it’s a great place to live.

We pride ourselves on offering an excellent education for our students, and outstanding career opportunities for our staff. Our innovative and targeted Continuous Professional Development programme will help you accelerate your career. Candidates for leadership roles are identified early and supported to achieve career progression through a suite of qualifications offered by the Aspirations Learning Institute.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Park Academy West London

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
831 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Arranging a visit to Park Academy West London

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mohamedosman@aspirationsacademies.org.

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