• Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Philosophy, Religious education
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (to cover maternity leave)

Job summary

Chiltern Hills Academy invites applications for the opportunity to join the staff of a successful, mixed 11-18 Church of England Academy. Based in the market town of Chesham, Buckinghamshire, we are located in the Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty conveniently situated at the end of the London Underground Metropolitan Line.

We are seeking to appoint, as soon as possible (or September 2021) a well-qualified, enthusiastic and passionate teacher of Philosophy, Religion & Ethics to GCSE and A Level, following the Eduqas specification.  The successful applicant will provide the students with a rounded education of all sides of philosophy, religion and ethics. They will explore, with the students, how to thrive in modern Britain through an understanding of an ever-complex world. The department embraces inquisitive learning with the aim of encouraging pupils to be critical, caring, creative and collaborative thinkers.

The successful candidate should also be able to offer an additional subject, ideally Sociology at KS5 or History, although other subjects will be considered.  They will be fully involved in departmental development, target setting and evaluation of student progress and will possess the following attributes:   

  • An outstanding classroom practitioner 

  • Highly developed inter-personal skills 

  • High expectations for student achievement

 Applications from NQTs, experienced teachers or those returning to the profession will be welcome.  We have a proven track record of support and development for all colleagues. 

Our SIAMS inspection in March 2020 reinforces how our Christian vision and values are integral to all aspects of the school. It also noted the effectiveness of religious education to be inspiring and engaging. “The subject is skilfully led and well taught. Teaching is targeted, challenging and supportive. This leads to strong levels of positive engagement from pupils’ ”. Please refer to the full report here: https://www.chilternhillsacademy.co.uk/about-us/siams-and-ofsted  

We have recently embarked on the next stage of our school development programme to accommodate growing numbers and add to our well-resourced teaching environment.
Applicants are encouraged to use the quick apply button to apply for the role or to contact Mrs Jo Mistry, HR Administrator, with any questions:  jmistry@chacademy.co.uk Please visit our website for further information www.chilternhillsacademy.co.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All staff appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. 

Additional allowances


School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
964 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
Contact phone number

About Chiltern Hills Academy

Chiltern Hills Academy is a Church of England, co-educational secondary school in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. There are circa 1025 students on the roll, approximately 100 whom study sixth form. converted to academy status 2011 and jointly sponsored by Diocese Oxford Buckinghamshire County Council. We situated market town Hills, designated an Area Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated close M40 M25, Chesham end Metropolitan line London Underground 28 miles north-west London. ample parking on-site. Renting here cheaper than central if you enjoy travelling, it takes about 40 minutes car Heathrow. The Elgiva Theatre, Lowndes Park open-air heated swimming pool just some many public amenities available town. renowned for its community spirit there recreational groups catering diverse active population. aims provide environment that excites, motivates challenges students, encouraging lifelong learning interest world around them. founded Christian values principles, with ethos promotes personal responsibility, self-respect, respect beliefs views others, self-confidence commitment success achievement. Principal Kevin Patrick

Arranging a visit to Chiltern Hills Academy

Please contact Mrs Mistry on 01494 782066

School location

Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 2RG

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