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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    29 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Religious education

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full-time. Part time Part-time requests may be accommodated

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

A Recruitment and Retention allowance available for the right candidate.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational Teacher of Religious Education to join a committed and successful Humanities department. This post is suitable for either an experienced teacher or an ECT seeking to start their career in a caring and supportive team with expertise in training and development. Part-time requests may be accommodated. A Recruitment and Retention allowance available for the right candidate.

Testbourne Community School, an 11-16 comprehensive school with an extremely able cohort, is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2010) which provides a forward thinking, outward looking and vibrant learning environment. We pride ourselves on the strength of staff and student relationships and we have a strong community at the heart of our ethos. Our shared philosophy is embodied by our strapline ‘Achievement, Excellence, Integrity.’

Testbourne is a high performing school, with students achieving our highest results on record in the summer 2022. 85% achieved a ‘standard’ pass of grade 4 and above in English and Maths combined. Almost a quarter of students achieved the top grades, 9-7, in both English and Maths. A staggering total of 135 grade 9s were achieved by our year 11s across their subjects.

The successful candidate will:

  • be an excellent or potentially excellent teacher of RE
  • be passionate about RE and engaging students in the subjects
  • have experience of teaching another Humanities subject outside their specialism
  • have a passion for learning and teaching, and be committed to continuous learning and professional development
  • be forward thinking and keen to develop as a practitioner
  • have fantastic subject knowledge and be passionate about helping all students to appreciate RE and achieve excellent standards in the subject

What the school offers its staff

We highly value our staff and expect teaching staff to exercise their professional judgement in how they teach. We are dedicated to professional learning and you will be supported to develop into a highly competent teacher with a deep understanding of effective teaching strategies. To get a sense of what it is like to be part of our team, please see the ‘Working for Us’ section on our website for genuine quotes from our staff.

In return we:

  • offer professional development and expertise to enable staff to achieve excellence
  • provide a highly supportive environment with opportunities to develop as an education practitioner
  • provide a highly professional and collaborative working environment focused on developing a love of learning
  • offer first rate personal career development to assist you in the fulfilment of your ambitions
  • facilitate a culture of research, development and personal reflection to ensure that everyone can reach the high standards expected
  • provide excellent support for ECTs with well trained and experienced professional tutors and mentors. We offer paid induction and orientation activities in the summer term for ECTs joining us in September.

Commitment to safeguarding

Testbourne Community School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Testbourne Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
932 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Testbourne Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@testbourne.school.

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