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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Religious education

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner London Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit an ambitious and driven Teacher of Religious Education to join our strong department. At Stationers' Crown Woods Academy you will be part of a large, enthusiastic team of RE specialists who are committed to providing a challenging and knowledge rich curriculum focusing on the diversity of perspectives reflected in the local community. The fact that all students in years 7-11 study RE as part of the core curriculum is testament to the value that the academy places on the subject. RE is highly respected for its central role in developing skills and attributes that will underpin students' development throughout their life.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an academy where teachers are supported and encouraged to develop their classroom practice through a wide range of development opportunities.

Our pedagogical approach is based on the latest research and ensures that teaching is efficient and effective whilst prioritising staff wellbeing. We ask our teachers to plan for a rigorous learning experience in which knowledge is broken down into manageable chunks so as to prevent cognitive overload and allow our students to remain focused on what is important. We believe that knowledge should and needs to be taught explicitly from the front by the subject expert in the room. Working in this way allows our students to focus on the recall and activation of that knowledge and bring it to bear on conceptually focused questions. Through direct instruction, retrieval practice, low stakes testing and question level analysis in all year groups, we believe that subject gaps will be tackled as they occur and that proactively working in this manner will eliminate the need for reactive intervention in exam year groups.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong subject knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject
  • Experience of teaching GCSE RE
  • A comprehensive understanding of the research and cognitive science behind what makes effective teaching
  • The desire to forge strong relationships with colleagues and willingness to collaborate for the benefit of all students and staff

Applications are welcomed from both experienced and early careers teachers as we can offer a fantastic programme of tailored professional development to support you to be successful.

This is a permanent role offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + Inner Allowance.

What the school offers its staff

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Stationers' Crown Woods Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1643 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email charlotte.herberts@latrust.org.uk.

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