Religious Education Teacher (up to full time) St Francis Xavier School, Richmond, North Yorkshire

Job description

Required from September 2020:

RE Teacher permanent, up to full time
Salary scale: MPS1 - UPS6 (Sept 2020 pay scales to be applied)

The governors of this highly successful and oversubscribed school seek to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and talented Religious Education Teacher. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and very successful team working in a school with excellent facilities and very high academic standards. In 2018 the school was ranked No 1 in North Yorkshire for pupil progress and is often in the top 1% of all schools nationally. The last Ofsted Inspection highlighted the following:
• The exemplary behaviour of students makes an exceptional contribution to learning and is supportive of all. Behaviour is outstanding and reflects the school’s values
• SFX is an aspirational school where attainment is well above the national average. Pupils in all groups make outstanding progress from their various starting points.

This role is suitable for newly qualified teachers.

St Francis Xavier is a joint RC/CE 11-16 Mixed Comprehensive serving the picturesque market town of Richmond and the surrounding rural area. We are located close to the A1 and A66 and in commutable distance from York, Durham and Teesside. The school has an excellent reputation in the local community and is consistently oversubscribed. The school is a partner in both the Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance and the Diocese of Middlesbrough Teaching School Alliance and offers a comprehensive training programme for teachers at all stages in their careers.

You are welcome to visit our school prior to application or to have an informal discussion with the Headteacher. Please contact Miss J Chapman, Headteacher’s PA, to book an appointment.

Application forms and further details are available on the school’s website:

Completed application forms should be submitted to

Closing date: Monday 2 March 2020 (9am)

Interviews: Monday 9 March 2020

St Francis Xavier School has recently converted to become an Academy and joined the St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust on 1 June 2019.

St Francis Xavier School, Darlington Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7DA

Tel: 01748 823414
Email: Website:;

Job Description:
To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
• To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/ Form Tutor
• To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
• To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.
• To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

Essential educational requirements

• Qualified teacher Status, or working towards
• Ability to teach RE to KS3 and KS4 (A, R, I)

Essential qualifications

• Qualified teacher Status, or working towards

Essential skills and experience

• Evidence of successful experience/teaching practice as a classroom teacher of RE
• To have knowledge of and confidence in the use of pupil performance data
• To have a good understanding of RE, both its teaching and assessment.
• Understanding of strategies to raise achievement across Key Stages
• To have a good knowledge of current educational issues and initiatives.
• Ability to make lessons active, lively and focussed on pupil needs
• To be able to work with other adults both inside and outside of the classroom
• To be able to set clear objectives and targets for pupils, developing teaching sequences that show an ability to meet pupils’ academic needs
• To be able to use positive behaviour management systems to ensure pupils’ behaviour is conducive to learning

About St Francis Xavier School

A joint Catholic and Church of England School. Part of the St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust (joined June 2019)

Darlington Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7DA
LA Maintained School
St Francis Xavier School website (opens in a new window)