Subject Leader - Religious Studies

Croxley Danes School, Hertfordshire

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Job details

Subject Religious education
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £30,353 to £46,445

Job summary

SUBJECT LEADER – RELIGIOUS STUDIES
CROXLEY DANES SCHOOL
MPS/UPS + TLR 2b
Possibility of a TLR2c for a suitable candidate who can also co-ordinate the school’s PSHE programme.
Start Date: September 2020

We are seeking a full time Subject Leader – Religious Studies to provide leadership and direction for the department and ensure that it is managed and organised to meet the aims and objectives of the subject and faculty whilst also taking responsibility for securing high standards of teaching and learning and playing a major role in the development of school policy and practice. There is the possibility of a TLR2c for a suitable candidate who can also co-ordinate the school’s PSHE programme.

We would like you to have:
• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• A passion for teaching and education in its widest sense
• Excellent subject and curriculum knowledge
• Experience of teaching at all Key Stages and demonstrating a positive impact on student progress and outcomes
• Ability to articulate an ambitious and appropriate vision for the department
• Ability to set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge both staff and students
• Ability to manage staff with structured challenge, support and CPD
• Ability to coach and train others to be highly effective teachers
• Ability to analyse and use data to raise departmental performance
• Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with a range of stakeholders
• A willingness to undertake Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)
• The ability to show initiative, to multi-task and develop existing skills
• Ability to demonstrate patience, flexibility and a sense of humour
• Ability to cope with pressure and demonstrate a calm and measured response

We can offer:
• A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school
• The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
• The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
• Exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and across the Teaching School Alliance

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:
• The full job description and an application form can be downloaded from the school website
• Applications to be sent to Mrs D Gamble (Recruitment Manager) by 10.00am on 24th February 2020
• Please include a covering letter and completed application form with the contact details of two referees.
• Early applications are advisable as the school reserves the right close the vacancy should a suitable applicant be found.
• Interviews to take place in the week commencing 24th February 2020.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CV's.

Websites: www.stclementdanes.org.uk / www.croxleydanes.org.uk
E-mail: Recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk
Address: Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW. Tel: 01923 589699

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

QTS

Essential skills and experience

• Holder of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• A passion for teaching and education in its widest sense
• Excellent subject and curriculum knowledge
• Experience of teaching at all Key Stages and demonstrating a positive impact on student progress and outcomes
• Ability to articulate an ambitious and appropriate vision for the department
• Ability to set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge both staff and students
• Ability to manage staff with structured challenge, support and CPD
• Ability to coach and train others to be highly effective teachers
• Ability to analyse and use data to raise departmental performance
• Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with a range of stakeholders
• A willingness to undertake Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)
• The ability to show initiative, to multi-task and develop existing skills

Employee benefits

TLR2B (currently £4,810).
Possibility of a TLR2c for a suitable candidate that can also
co-ordinate the school's PSHE programme.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 297 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Croxley Danes School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

About Croxley Danes School

Mr Stephen Thompson, having served for 15 years on the Senior Leadership Team with Dr Valentine at St Clement Danes, as both Assistant Headteacher and then Deputy Headteacher, was appointed to the post of Headteacher at Croxley Danes School in December 2017.

The school’s core values are Excellence, Respect and Trust. Croxley Danes is heavily over-subscribed with 480 students across Years 7-9 who are aspirational, confident and have excellent attitudes to learning. They are extremely proud of being the first cohorts of students in a brand new school and excited about the future. Staff overwhelmingly report that they are delightful to teach and fun to have in the classroom. Their behaviour is excellent.
In September 2020, the school will move to its permanent accommodation at Baldwins Lane in Croxley Green, including a building with a capacity for over 1200 students. The permanent site for the school comprises 12.3 hectares. This far surpasses the need for a six form entry school, therefore the space afforded to the students on site will, compared to other local schools, be second to none. Furthermore, the permanent school building has been meticulously designed to ensure both students and staff experience a first-class learning environment. More details about (and images of) the permanent site can be found here: https://www.croxleydanes.org.uk/714/baldwins-lane-information-about-the-permanent-site

School location

3 Wolsey Business Park, , Hertfordshire, WD18 9BL