Philosophy, Theology and Ethics / Religious Studies Teacher

Harris Westminster Sixth Form, London

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Job details

Job role Teacher
Subjects Religious education, Philosophy
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS (Inner London) + £2,000 Harris Allowance

Job summary

Harris Westminster Sixth Form is looking to hire a qualified Philosophy, Theology and Ethics / Religious Studies Teacher who is both passionate about preparing London's most able state school students for entry to the world's top universities and is keen to join a highly academic and successful department.

Your opportunity

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your careerwhatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader. Our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your goals. Join us in our mission in cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.We are looking for a teacher with:

Enthusiasm, passion, outstanding subject knowledge and a consistent drive to teach beyond A*
Vision, presence and clarity
A love of learning and a desire to further your knowledge both within and outside your subject
The ability to deliver consistently good (or better) lessons
QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree
As part of the Harris Federation, you can expect to work in an atmosphere of mutual support and co-operation with superb professional development and promotion opportunities within both the Sixth Form and the Harris Federation. If you are committed to the learning and well-being of London's teenagers, we welcome your application. We also offer places with Initial Teacher Education leading to QTS and PGCE over one or two years.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Westminster Sixth Form

Harris Westminster Sixth Form combines the strengths of Westminster School in teaching academically able pupils with the Harris Federation’s experience in establishing and running outstanding maintained sector schools across London. This Sixth Form is a unique collaboration between two leading lights of UK education, the Harris Federation and Westminster School. subscribed, academically selective and have a varied student cohort including 40% Pupil Premium. 70% of HWSF students go on to study at Russell Group universities and we have one of the largest Oxbridge cohorts of any school (state or private) - 19 students from our 2018 cohort gained places and 38 have offers to join them in 2019. We are looking for outstanding individuals to join this exciting and scholarly community.

Academy Ethos

Ambition. Perseverance. Legacy. After two years of outstanding education and personal development our students will not just be ready to face the world but to change it.

Ambition: Our students will have high expectations of themselves. They will believe in their own abilities and in their capacity to learn, developing new skills and knowledge. They will be unafraid of competition, seeking out new challenges and collaborating successfully to meet them. Their long term goals will be stretching and exciting and they will know how to take the next step on the road to meeting them.

Perseverance: Our students will understand the value of hard work and will be able to concentrate on medium and long term goals. They will not be dismayed by mistakes but will learn from them and seek opportunities to use their learning. They will use different approaches to solve problems and will not give up if they don’t succeed at the first attempt. They will encourage each other and accept encouragement: they will celebrate not just their own successes but those of their peers.

Legacy: Our students will have a strong moral code and a desire to help others. They will understand the impact that their words and actions have and make their choices accordingly. They will learn about cultures and groups other than their own and will be interested in the ideas of others. They will have the courage to stand up for what is right even when it is difficult and leave enterprises of all kinds and scales better for their involvement.

Why work at Harris Westminster Sixth Form?

A unique location in the centre of Westminster that raises aspirations and provides opportunities for events in Westminster Abbey and an impressive range of weekly guest speakers whose talks are enjoyed by staff and students
Support, CPD and networking with subject experts at Westminster School and from across the Harris Federation
A positive and innovative learning environment, working with interesting and intelligent colleagues in an environment of high standards and professional autonomy
Excellent prospects for future promotion within a supportive and stimulating working environment

Next Steps

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Visit the Harris careers website to find out more.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Sixteen Plus
School size 569 pupils enrolled
Age range 16 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Westminster Sixth Form website (opens in a new window)
Contact email careers@harrisfederation.org.uk

About Harris Westminster Sixth Form

A 2016 Ofsted inspection found Harris Westminster Sixth Form to be Outstanding in all areas, confirming our status as London’s leading state sixth form for able students. Harris Westminster combines the strengths of Westminster School in teaching academically able students with the Harris Federation’s experience in establishing and running outstanding maintained sector schools. We take full advantage of our location just off Parliament Square to provide students with a vibrant and stimulating academic environment including weekly guest lectures in school. We are highly over-subscribed, academically selective and have a varied student cohort including 40% Pupil Premium. 17 students from our 2016/17 cohort went on to study at Oxbridge. We are looking for outstanding individuals to join this exciting and scholarly community.

School location

Steel House, 11 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9LH