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  • Start date details

    January 2025, earlier start dates considered

  • Closing date

    3 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

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Philosophy, Religious Education

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) TLR for the right candidate

Teacher of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics job summary


Salary: MPS / UPS £30,000 – £46,525 per year, + TLR 2.1 for the right candidate

Start Date: January 2025, earlier start date considered

An exciting opportunity, for a creative and dedicated practitioner to join our expanding team as a Teacher of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, has become available. This is a fantastic time to become part of the Stratton family, as we transition to Secondary from September 2024.

This role will include the study of morality and worldviews in general, as well as the 'traditional' teaching of RE.

You will have the opportunity to instil a love of learning and curiosity in this generation of learners, ensuring that each individual student reaches their potential. You will be committed to delivering high quality teaching and pastoral support to all students and believe in the inclusion and acceptance of all.

This post would be suitable for an ECT at the beginning of their career, an experienced teacher or an individual looking to develop their teaching and learning responsibilities.

If you would be interested in a role with Teaching and Learning Responsibility, you will additionally, inspire and motivate, an already committed team, to deliver the very best quality of teaching. Furthermore, provide subject teachers with expert subject knowledge, whilst promoting a positive learning environment within the wider curriculum team.

The Opportunity

  • Set goals that stretch and challenge all pupils and be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress, and outcomes.
  • Build pupils confidence by guiding them to reflect on their progress, imparting knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time.
  • Know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social, and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development.

Additionally for Leadership

  • Lead on the delivery of the specific subject area, monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching practice across the subject.
  • Keep all subject teachers informed of changes to curriculum and pedagogical developments at both local and national level.
  • Front team meetings and subject specific assemblies.

The ideal candidate

  • Is an excellent classroom practitioner with outstanding subject knowledge.
  • Committed to and has a clear understanding of teaching standards.
  • Fosters and promotes good relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Creative thinker, with a positive and enthusiastic approach to work.
  • Professional and committed approach to the working environment.

Benefits of working for us:

As a multi-academy trust of 30 schools, Meridian Trust can provide a wide network of opportunities for collaboration and career development for both teaching and support staff. With an initial teaching training facility and a teaching hub network within our Trust, there are ample opportunities to both, get into teaching, and develop within the profession.  

As well as the above we also offer: 

  • Unlimited access to CPD via Meridian Learning  
  • Free annual eye tests 
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support  
  • Unlimited value cycle to work scheme  

 To see the full range of benefits available, please visit Employee Benefits - Meridian Trust

Stratton is a vibrant Upper School with around 900 students on roll. We believe in every child striving for and achieving their full potential and all staff encourage them to be the best they can be. We value our partnerships with parents and carer, along with the wider community, to uphold the traditional values of respect and tolerance. We are proud of our large and successful Sixth Form and the breadth of curriculum we can offer our post-16 students. Our students are our best advertisement, although closely followed by our dedicated, creative, and passionate staff.

Meridian Trust is a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities.

Our proven approach over more than a decade has elevated us to a respected and admired academy trust, a national leader in education and a source of great pride to the communities we serve. The Trust currently operates 30 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire, and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. To find out more about the Trust, please visit: www.meridiantrust.co.uk

For more information about the role please download the Applicant Information Pack below.

Please note that Stratton Upper School reserves the right to interview, appoint and close this vacancy, upon the appointment of an ideal candidate. Applications will be shortlisted regularly, and you will be contacted with the result soon after your submission.

Early applications and visits to the school are encouraged. To arrange a visit or register for the open morning, please contact Justine McCarthy, PA to Principal on principalspa@stratton.school

The Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), as well as online searches.

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)
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 Stratton Upper School

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
832 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18

Stratton is a thriving Upper School with around 1,000 students on roll. The school has grown considerably in recent years; it is popular with the local community and includes over 250 students in the Sixth Form. In many respects we are a true comprehensive school with a full ability range. As the only education provider in the town, our challenge is to move effortlessly between preparing Yr13 students for top universities to working with students who without our support could have rejected the concept of education. Our students are our best advertisement, although closely followed by the dedication of our staff.

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