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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    6 March 2024

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Religious Education

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Full-time equivalent salary


Teacher of Religious Education job summary

Start: September 2024

Closing date: 29 April 2024

Site: Thomas Deacon Academy

Salary: MPS/UPS

Contract: Full time, Permanent

(Please note – the Trust may decide to withdraw the advert before the closing date or interview suitable candidates prior to the advert closing.)

Are you a passionate Religious Education teacher?

Are you looking for a new challenge in an expanding, highly successful and well-resourced RE department?

If so, this is a great opportunity for you whether you are an experienced teacher or an Early Careers Teacher.

Our subject intent:

At TDA we provide our pupils with opportunities that allow them to express their own beliefs and values, whilst being given the skills which mean they can critically address world issues, in turn allowing them to develop their own moral compass in the studies of ethical issues prevalent in everyday life. Religious Studies at TDA allows students to enhance the skills of evaluation and critical analysis by engaging with religious and non-religious world views.

The Role

You will enjoy this job if you have a love for exploring world faiths, debating ethical issues, and delving into the world of Religious Philosophy. The RE department at Thomas Deacon Academy has a track record of excellent results, particularly at GCSE where pupils perform higher than the national average. Due to the popularity of RE amongst our pupils, the RE department has 5 subject specialist teachers. As a teacher of RE at TDA, you will have the opportunity to teach across all key stages, including A-level. You will have high expectations of yourself and your students, and a proven track record delivering engaging and innovative lessons. You will also be willing to contribute to the wider life of the school and its community.

We would welcome visits to the school, please contact kmd@tda.education to arrange a convenient date/time.

The School

We are a vibrant and successful secondary school in Peterborough, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, with a strong commitment to excellence and innovation. Thomas Deacon Academy believes that our young people should leave us as citizens that are fully equipped with the character and qualifications to take their place in the world. We place great emphasis on ensuring they experience a broad and balanced curriculum, with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, opportunities for them to develop their 'character' and a strong pastoral system to support them with life’s challenges Our modern facilities, TDA Junior, Sixth Form Study Centre and 43 acre campus allow us to provide the ultimate in educational choice.

There is a dedicated Humanities staff room for break and lunchtime relaxation. The school also has a designated quiet working space for teachers, offers weekly CPD sessions for all staff and has a wellbeing committee which works to help support teachers with their workload/work life balance.

Why work for us?

We are part of the Thomas Deacon Education Trust and we can offer you:

- - Progression opportunities across the Trust

- - Free access to onsite gym at Thomas Deacon Academy

- - Continuous development, e.g. training, coaching

- - Free eye test vouchers and flu vaccinations

- - Cycle to work scheme

- - A supportive ECT programme

- - £250 Recommend a friend scheme

- - Staff well-being initiatives, e.g. staff character awards, new staff breakfast, free fruit of the month, free refreshments.

- - Access to the most generous pension schemes in the UK (LGPS & teachers’ pension scheme)

- - Free & confidential Employee Assistance Programme

- - Trained mental health first aiders

- Collaborative working across schools in the Trust

Thomas Deacon Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Academy will require the successful candidate to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you have any questions regarding this post please contact the HR Team on e-mail hrteam@tdet.education

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 Thomas Deacon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 19
School size
2406 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19

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