1. Home
  2. Search results
  3. Teacher of RE

Teacher of RE

The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Religious education
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Our successful school has an opportunity for a Teacher of RE to join our very strong Religious Education department from 1st September 2021. You will be creative, dedicated and able to teach across all key stages. Energy, enthusiasm and the desire to inspire a love of RE will shine through. You will be contributing to the work of a cohesive, innovative and professional team of specialists, as part of which you will be supported in working towards maintaining high standards of attainment and building the Catholic ethos within the department and across the school. In November 2019 Classroom Religious Education and the Catholic Life of the School were rated outstanding in the recent Diocesan Section 48 inspection.

Employee benefits

At The Saint John Henry Newman School we have unparalleled professional development, you will be able to progress in your career, whatever stage you are at. For instance, if you are currently training and looking for a school which nurtures NQTs, we can guarantee you a tailored programme of support which goes well above and beyond to make sure you thrive. We run an NQT + 1 programme and encourage staff to become involved with Teacher-led development. Many teachers have studied for Masters and the school works closely with higher education providers. There will be many opportunities for you to develop professionally at The Saint John Henry Newman School.

Applying for the job

Please complete the application form available on the school website and return to foyleh@jhn.herts.sch.uk

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
1543 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number

About The Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School

‘We were immediately struck by the many smiling faces of pupils, who enjoy coming to school…. Pupils display a real pride in their school. They talk enthusiastically about their strong relationships with staff and the sense of community where everyone goes out of their way to be friendly and make you feel welcome.’ Ofsted May 2018.

The John Henry Newman School is a popular 11-18 mixed Catholic comprehensive school in Stevenage, and is a member of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. The school serves the Catholic community across north Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and as far south as Hatfield, with pupils from more than 25 different parishes. It has an excellent reputation; it is heavily oversubscribed and there are continuing interest lists for all year groups. The roll is currently 1555, including 500 in the Sixth Form. The school has benefitted from considerable investment in its buildings, including a new £3.Smillion Sports and Performing block (The Pavilion) and a substantial new build programme to replace our main building and Art block planned for later this year.

Since its foundation in 1987, the school has developed a reputation for excellent educational standards combined with unique opportunities to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. This academic success has been acknowledged by the Department for Education, who have written to the school and acknowledged its excellent performance, commenting that The John Henry Newman School is one of the top 90 schools in the country on one measure and in the top 100 schools in the country on another measure. In 2018/19 the students achieved:
80.2% GCSE English and Maths at 9-4
30% of all GCSE grades achieved were 9-7
55.3% A Level at A*, A and B

The John Henry Newman Catholic School sees the quality of interpersonal relationships as the most significant factor in the provision of an outstanding education. The School strives to create the most conducive learning environment which results in our students fulfilling their potential and going out to change the world. Exam results, important though they are for opening doors for pupils in the future, do not determine success and happiness. Therefore we have a strong enrichment and wellbeing programme that encompasses every pupils and student and a comprehensive career curriculum. We have been awarded with the Kitemark for emotional health and wellbeing for our work supporting students, their families and staff.

School location

Hitchin Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 4AE

Get a job alert for when similar jobs are listed