Head of Religious Studies

The Thomas Aveling School, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2UW

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2022

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MPS/UPS + plus TLR2A

Head of Religious Studies job summary

Start Date – September 2022
Main/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR2A

The Thomas Aveling School is a popular and over-subscribed school with motivated, supportive and friendly staff and students.

Career development is taken very seriously at Thomas Aveling and we have amazing success in helping colleagues achieve further promotion.

We have consistently achieved excellent results, across the school and are continually striving to do better.

We seek:

• Someone who will, not only be able to inspire our students to achieve their full potential, but will also be able to develop a student’s appreciation of the role RS plays in everyday life;

• An ambitious professional with potential for fast progression towards senior leadership.

We offer:

• A comprehensive induction programme to teachers at all stages of their career
• Private health care cover
• Happy, motivated children to teach

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 31st January 2022
Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found
Interviews are due to take place shortly after the deadline

Letters of application, together with completed application form (available on the school website) giving full details of qualifications and experience to date should be sent to:

Mr P Jackson, Headteacher, Thomas Aveling School,
Arethusa Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2UW
or emailed to jshelbourne@thomasaveling.co.uk

OFSTED – June 2016 said that
“Staff morale and relationships within the school are very positive.” And “ Pupils enjoy school, have a positive attitude to learning and behave well”

100% of teaching staff in a recent Staff Survey said
that they are made to feel welcome at Thomas Aveling and are HAPPY to work at Thomas Aveling

The Thomas Aveling School is an Equal Opportunities Employer - committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students. Any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for all successful applicants.

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About The Thomas Aveling School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1203 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The Thomas Aveling School is an 11-19 co-educational non-selective secondary school, serving our community in Rochester. For us, a truly successful education means being the very best that you can be and we are proud of every pupil’s achievements and progress throughout their school years.

The school sits in a large expanse of land with playing fields, astro courts and multi-play facilities amongst its resources. We have specialist teaching areas for Science, Design Technology, Art and Sport in addition to our wonderful Performing Arts Centre which includes a full Dance and separate Drama studio.

Values and Ethos
We believe that all involved in Thomas Aveling work and achieve best when happy; students are given considerable say in their education for example choosing their option subjects in Year 8, choosing extra-curricular activities early in Year 7 and having the chance to take part in the student council. We have high expectations of all of our students and considerable work goes into raising aspirations of all - aiming high in everything we do.

We have the very highest expectations of all within Thomas Aveling and work closely with parents to maximise achievement and to develop young people into caring, successful adults. We are very proud that when students leave us aged 18 (or 16 in the minority of cases) that they often go onto further study at University, specialist colleges or high quality careers in a number of areas. Our students are successful due to the talent and tenacity of the staff at Thomas Aveling raising the students' aspirations and expectations and never letting them settle for being "ok".

Arranging a visit to The Thomas Aveling School

Please contact Mrs Shelbourne via email at jshelbourne@thomasaveling.co.uk, or telephone 01634 844809, Option 4.

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