This job expired on 23 June 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Philosophy, Religious education

Working pattern

Part time: 0.4 (negotiable to 0.8 for a candidate that can additionally offer Psychology teaching to GSCE and A Level)

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Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall, is an invigorating and rewarding place to work: the pupils are engaged and committed to study; the staff are intelligent, friendly and forward-looking.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and dedicated Teacher of Religion, Philosophy & Ethics to join our collaborative and flourishing department. Our ideal candidate will be a specialist in Religion, Philosophy & Ethics, who can teach excellent dynamic lessons, incorporating a wide range of ICT within their skill set. The ability to teach Philosophy to A Level would also be an advantage. We are also currently advertising for a part-time teacher of GCSE and A Level Psychology and we welcome applicants that may be able to offer a combination of both of these subjects up to a combine 0.8 part-time hours.

The successful candidate will be very well supported in what is a strong and well-resourced department and the role provides the opportunity to take the lead on new initiatives and extra-curricular activities, as appropriate.

Informal visits to the school are encouraged. We would also be happy to discuss the school and the role in more detail via a phone conversation. Please contact Simran Sahota (Executive Assistant) to arrange this, by emailing s.sahota@qmgs.merciantrust.org.uk

Applications should be made using the application form available from the Mercian Trust Recruitment Portal accompanied by a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 in which you should set out how your experience and expertise match the requirements of the role. An applicants’ information pack is also available from the recruitment portal.

Closing date: 23 June 2024

Interviews: W/C 24 June 2024

What the school offers its staff

Benefits of working at Queen Mary’s Grammar School

  • teach gifted and intelligent students who have a real motivation to succeed
  • a thriving and expanding school that achieves examination success, particularly at GCSE level
  • professional autonomy in the classroom – you are encouraged to teach in a style that suits you and your subject
  • a Headmaster and Senior Leadership Team that operate an open-door policy to support colleagues personally as well as professionally
  • we take our mental health seriously, considering workload and staff wellbeing
  • a dedicated induction programme for new staff and ECTs to ensure you are supported at whatever stage of your career you join us
  • opportunities to play a role in the wider life of the school, including involvement in the CCF, music, debating, drama, coaching of sports teams and other trips and opportunities, such as visits to Farchynys (our Welsh field centre)
  • career progression – many of our current middle and senior leaders are “home-grown” promotions from within.

Commitment to safeguarding

Queen Mary’s Grammar school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policies can be found on our website.This position is subject to appropriate vetting procedures including a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions as part of the recruitment process.

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About Queen Mary's Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1344 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Queen Mary’s Grammar School is an invigorating and rewarding place to work: the pupils are intelligent and committed to study; the staff are friendly and forward looking. It is far more than just a place of work – it is a thriving community, proud of its past and confident of its future. We are an outstanding school, as recognised by OFSTED in our most recent inspection in March 2023.

Arranging a visit to Queen Mary's Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bonnie.burns@merciantrust.org.uk.

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