Head of Religious Studies

Prendergast School, London, SE4 1LE

105 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 September 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    1 April 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (12 months)


£32157 - £50,935

Head of Religious Studies job summary

We wish to appoint an experienced teacher to lead and manage the Religious Studies subject area within the Humanities Faculty from September 2022. This post is offered on a fixed term contract to cover the substantive post holder’s maternity leave.

The successful candidate will be a committed and experienced teacher, who is a highly effective classroom practitioner, and has management aspirations within the subject area.

Religious Studies is very well taught at Prendergast School and is a popular subject choice amongst our students. The successful candidate will be joining a very strong team of teachers who enjoy working together to develop a love of learning in our students.

Prendergast School is an Outstanding 11-16 Girls School with a mixed 6th Form and benefits from being part of the Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools. It is one of the most successful schools in Lewisham. Awarded its third Outstanding OFSTED grading in a row in November 2013, the school has been leading girls’ education in Lewisham for over 130 years. The school currently holds the NACE Award, the Wellbeing Award and the Gold Artsmark Award.

We are committed to providing excellent CPD and all new staff complete a comprehensive and supportive induction programme. The successful candidate will also have access to a rich and varied CPD programme within the school and across the Federation.

You will have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking staff and school leadership team who have students’ wellbeing, development and progress as their core purpose.

We are dedicated to creating a work environment that our colleagues can enjoy, our students can benefit from, and where work complements life. For this reason, we encourage everyone to discuss with us their flexible working requirements during the recruitment process so that we can find the best working solution for them and their role.

To apply, please click here.

Closing date: 9:30am on Tuesday 19 April 2022

Interviews: w/c 18 April 2022

Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Leathersellers’ Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all employees are required to have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Appointment will be subject to qualifications, experience checks and satisfactory references.

Additional allowances

+ TLR 2b (£4,781 per annum)

Applying for the job

Please apply online via the school website.

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About Prendergast School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
911 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
020 8690 3710

Voluntary aided school.

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