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Head of Religious Studies & Philosophy

Coombe Boys' School, New Malden, Surrey

Job details

Subject Religious education
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £28,355 to £44,541

Job summary

We are seeking an inspirational teacher to become Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy from September 2020. The successful candidate will teach across the age and ability range up to A-Level. We wish to appoint an experienced teacher with excellent curriculum knowledge, someone who consistently models excellent practice and has students' progress at the forefront of their teaching.

Coombe Boys’ is a popular and highly successful non-selective 11-18 school that is federated with Coombe Girls’ School and three local primary schools to comprise the Coombe Academy Trust, based in New Malden, Surrey. Coombe Boys’ has approximately 900 students on roll, including a mixed sixth form.

Results at GCSE and in the Sixth Form are significantly above national averages and the school was graded Good with Outstanding Leadership & Management in its most recent Ofsted inspection (March 2018).

We are proud of our innovative and forward thinking learning culture and our partnerships enable us to provide a wide range of opportunities for career development.

Essential educational requirements

A good degree in a relevant subject area.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE or equivalent).

Essential skills and experience

Have a sound subject knowledge including up to date understanding of changes at KS3, KS4 and KS5.
Able to identify strengths and weaknesses in both staff and pupils and act appropriately.
Places the learner at the centre of everything they do.
A strong classroom practitioner.
To be able to work effectively as a member of a team.
A calm and approachable disposition when dealing with students and staff.
Well organised and efficient; keeping to deadlines.
Willingness to learn to effectively use Google classroom and related systems.
High personal standards and the ability to motivate others to sustain those standards.
Able to provide a stimulating learning environment.
Willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities.

Employee benefits

TLR 2.2
An exciting opportunity in an outstanding multi-academy trust.
A guaranteed CPD plan which is tailored to individual requirements including financial support for 'M' level study.
Our ongoing professional training and development includes National Professional Qualifications in Leadership.
An enthusiastic Staff Association offering opportunities for staff sport and socialising.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 869 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Coombe Boys' School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email vacancies@coombeboysschool.org

About Coombe Boys' School

School location

College Gardens, Blakes Lane, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 6NU

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