Teacher of RE

Shaftesbury School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ER

11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    17 June 2022

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Teacher of RE job summary

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative and inspiring teacher or NQT with energy, enthusiasm and a love of RE. If you are a great RE teacher who wants to make an impact on the education of our students whilst making a substantial and sustained contribution in taking the school forward, then this is the job for you.
The successful candidate will: 
• A strong subject knowledge and passion for all aspects RE.
• Personal enthusiasm and the ability to embrace and contribute towards our vision for creative design in its widest form, encouraging experimentation, creativity and exploration
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote high quality teaching and learning
• The ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning
• The ability to be a team player who will go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the opportunities of this role

We can provide you:
• Supportive, experienced school team of staff and governors
• Great leadership opportunities to develop your career
• An attractive location
• The chance to make a difference and contribute to the school’s future development
• Training and leadership development
• The opportunity to work within SAST, a forward-thinking and growing multi-academy trust
• Support and collaboration with other schools across the Trust.
• The expertise available from a National Teaching School
• The opportunity to be involved in the North Dorset Teaching School Alliance

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About Shaftesbury School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
949 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01935 316940

Shaftesbury School is 11-18 school which also has an international boarding house facilities serving students from around the globe. Shaftesbury School is successful in gaining good results for its students at both GCSE and A-level. The Sixth Form students have an excellent record of success in gaining university entrance. We are a very proud school which attracts students from around the local Dorset area.

Shaftesbury School has been a place of learning for over 200 years. The school and town have seen many changes over the years but what has not changed is our commitment to education and our core values ‘aspiration, action and achievement’ for all pupils.

The school is also one of 38 state boarding schools in the country and this provides a unique atmosphere to our community and one that we are extremely proud of. We value the diversity and internationalism that our boarders bring and recognise how valuable their contributions can be. We are a local school, with an international outlook.

Shaftesbury School is a wonderful place to work and has a special atmosphere and feel. It became an academy in June 2014 to sustain the quality of our outstanding provision. We joined Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) in July 2020 and are now part of a family of 17 schools in the local area.

Shaftesbury is a beautiful rural country town that has easy road and close rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast. North Dorset and the south west of England combines the space and beauty of the Dorset countryside with a variety of famous sites, events and activities for all.  

Arranging a visit to Shaftesbury School

If you would like any more information about this job role, or would like to visit the school, please contact Sarah Hunter sarah.hunter@shaftesburyschool.co.uk

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