Teacher of Religious Education

St Bede's School, Redhill, Surrey


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Religious Studies
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,543 to £41,635

Job description

RE Department at St Bede’s

St Bede's has a thriving and enthusiastic RE Department. You will be working in a very supportive team of experienced teachers, who are dedicated to the academic and spiritual learning and development of each student. The Religious Education Department plays a special part in leading and promoting the overall ethos of the school and aims to be at the forefront of its success.

As a core subject, all students are taught RE throughout the school, with all students sitting GCSE in Year 11. Pupils at Key Stage 3 study Christianity, as well as aspects of other major world faiths. In addition to core R.E, students are taught in their respective Denominational groups where they explore their beliefs, traditions and experiences, which contribute to an Ecumenical Christian view of the world. We aim to inspire all students to achieve their full potential and place great emphasis on securing students’ success at GCSE.

We study AQA at both GCSE and A Level. Many students choose to go on and study Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics at A Level and continue with this subject at further education. There is also a compulsory RE course in the Sixth Form that aims to explore Philosophy, Christian ethics and moral decision making in the modern world. Results in 2019 at GCSE were 85% 9-4 with 41% achieving 9-7. At A Level, the group sizes are large and it is a popular subject; in 2019, 30% achieved A*- B.

The department works in close collaboration with our School Chaplains, to create a variety of opportunities to learn and experience faith in and beyond the classroom. The school Governors are deeply committed to the work of the school and to its religious life and education. We aim to be an example of a school working for Christian unity to the rest of the nation. Our RE team’s strength is rooted in collaborative support with 5 full-time subject specialist teachers (including a KS3 Co-ordinator) and 3 humanities teachers that work together to share ideas, best practice, support each other and create engaging common resources with a bank of pre-existing materials to adapt from and make your own, as well as a commitment to explore your own varied practices to make learning in RE effective, accessible and engaging.

We would welcome applications from motivated, enthusiastic teachers, passionate about Religious Education and dedicated to raising standards of students' learning. It is important that you are supportive in our ecumenical approach and ethos which permeates through both the department and school. Applications are welcome from experienced teachers and from NQTs who would benefit from a comprehensive induction year programme. If this sounds like you, don't hesitate to apply and we look forward to hearing from you. We welcome visits prior to application.

Why work for us?

St Bede's is a good place to work. Staff are friendly and supportive of one another: relationships between staff and pupils were recognised by Ofsted as 'exceptionally strong'.
NQTs benefit from a well developed and comprehensive induction period programme. More experienced teachers are given the opportunity to participate in training which will help them to develop skills needed for middle and senior management roles.

There are good on-site catering facilities. Staff are able to use the fitness facilities free of charge and to participate in sports activities.

Music is a big part of school life and staff are welcome to join our senior choir and instrumental groups.

We have a social event at the end of each term as well as occasional staff trips to the theatre.
The school is situated in Redhill, a commuter belt town in the Surrey Fringe area. We are close to the M25 and there are good transport links to London and the South Coast from Redhill station which is about 15 minutes walk from the school. We also benefit from being within walking distance of beautiful countryside . Many staff live locally, others commute from Guildford, South London, Kent and East & West Sussex.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to these unprecedented times, shortlisting will take place after the vacancy deadline as normal, however interviews will be arranged in due course, in line with current Government advice at the time.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type LA Maintained School, Church of England/Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 1751 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website St Bede's School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email jobs@st-bedes.surrey.sch.uk

About St Bede's School

St Bede's is a voluntary aided school located in Redhill, Surrey. We are proud to serve roughly 1700 boys and girls of all abilities, age 11-18, from Reigate, Redhill, Caterham, Horley and the surrounding areas. This includes over 300 studying academic courses in the sixth form. The school will be gradually expanding over the next few years. The school has an Anglican, Catholic and Free Church foundation and we work hard to create an inclusive ethos. Our aim is to ensure that pupils thrive academically, socially and spiritually within a Christian Framework.

School location

Carlton Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2LQ