Secondary Subject Leader for Religious Education

Seva School, Coventry


Job details

Subject Religious education
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 2, £24,308 to £38,763

Job summary

Professional Standards:

• Fulfil the national Teachers’ Standards
• Support the aims and ethos of the school as defined on the school website, in the staff handbook and in the school prospectus
• Act as a positive role model in terms of professional appearance, conduct, punctuality and attendance
• Maintain a purposeful and calm atmosphere in the classroom, upholding and applying agreed policies and practice for learning, behaviour and uniform in a consistent, firm and non-confrontational manner
• Take responsibility for professional development and progression, making full use of opportunities and training provided by the school
• Attend team and staff meetings as appropriate, contributing positively and actively whenever possible
• Market the school positively, including attendance at open evenings and other events as required

Teaching and Learning:

• Carry out teaching duties in accordance with the school’s expectations and in line with the National Curriculum (where applicable) and with public examinations specifications
• Develop Schemes of Learning as required by wider school policy and expectations
• Plan and deliver lessons and other learning activities in accordance with the school’s Teaching and Learning Policy, ensuring that all students make progress towards clear learning objectives/outcomes
• Liaise with other colleagues to prepare and deliver units of learning in a collaborative way
• Work closely with teaching and other support assistants in ensuring that suitably differentiated material and learning pathways are provided to challenge all students
• With other colleagues, set appropriate aspirational targets for student attainment based on prior data
• Set work for students absent from lessons in line with the school’s policies
• Contribute to the school’s timetabled Enrichment programme with all year groups

Assessment, Recording & Reporting:

• Maintain rigorous and accurate records, including students’ attainment, attendance, home learning (including homework), behaviour and outline lesson plans
• Assess and return work (in line with the school’s Assessment Policy) on a regular basis, including feedback for improvement for each student
• Write reports on students when required within the school’s assessment cycle and additional “round robin” reports when requested
• Provide and input academic progress data in accordance within the school’s assessment cycle; analyse that data and use it to inform planning, teaching and other interventions as required
• Carry out suitable evaluation and analysis of examination results and performance at the beginning of the academic year and agree actions as necessary, including the production of appropriate action plans
• Liaise in a timely way with individual parents on students’ progress as necessary and reasonable, including attendance at consultation evenings and parents meetings
• Work within the code of practice relating to Disability and Special Educational Needs, liaising as necessary with teaching assistants, the SENDCO and the Learning Support Department

Form Tutor:

• Ensure the accuracy of registers and co-operate with school systems for collecting absence notes
• Monitor the academic progress of each student using data and alert relevant subject staff and/or the Year Learning Coordinator or senior staff if there are any areas of concern
• Build relationships with all students and be available when needed to listen and offer support and encouragement
• Maintain high standards within the form including monitoring attendance, punctuality, uniform, homework records, attitude and behaviour
• Teach PSHE lessons
• Lead and deliver Independent Learning (ILP) lessons
• Disseminate school information, including timetables, and messages from other staff
• Write annual tutor reports and any special reports or references as required
• Attend Parents' Consultation Meetings and Year Team Meetings
• Make routine contact with parents in liaison with the appropriate line manager
• Participate fully in the whole school assembly programme, including the delivery of assemblies on agreed themes

Support for the School and Trust

• Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security and confidentiality, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person
• Recognise own strengths and areas of specialist expertise and use these to advise and support others
• Support the School’s mission statement, vision and strategic objectives
• Responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons that the postholder is responsible for or comes into contact with.

Additional Duties:
• To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its vision and ethos and to encourage and ensure students follow this example
• To provide and support appropriate extra-curricular activities to provide opportunities for students to excel outside their classroom activities
• To continue personal professional development
• To engage actively in the performance management process
• To undertake any other duty as directed by the Senior Leader Team

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities for the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified, especially in the context of a new and growing school which requires flexibility in all of its employees.

This job description is current at the date shown but, in consultation with the post holder, may be changed by the Headteacher to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

QTS Essential

Essential skills and experience

Expected to have teaching experience of Religious Education in a Secondary School

Employee benefits

• Well behaved students who enjoy coming to school and are enthusiastic learners
• A modern high quality learning environment (recently expanded and remodelled)
• Opportunities for significant professional development in an expanding school
• A supportive team of friendly and passionate staff
• Potential opportunities for progression into leadership in the future for aspiring individuals
• A two week October half term holiday
• Support from a strong and committed Senior Leadership Team and governing body

TLR 2 available

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School, Sikh
Education phase All Through
School size 549 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Seva School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Seva School

School location

Link House, Coventry, CV2 2TB