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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Philosophy, Religious education

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hrs Full time

Contract type

Fixed term - One Year fixed term

Pay scale

Pay scale: Teachers Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3 £30,000 to £46,525

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about Religious Education and can deliver high quality lessons and excellent outcomes for students? Then come and join a high performing and forward thinking Humanities team at Rainhill High School, including Rainhill Sixth.

Rainhill High was graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in February 2023.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, ambitious and inspirational Teacher of RE for September 2024 to join our high performing Humanities team. You will have a thirst for knowledge and the drive to succeed, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to teach Religious Education up to KS4 with the possibility of teaching other humanities subjects.

GCSE RE Philosophy and Ethics are extremely popular and results are excellent.

The successful candidate will have the capacity to enthuse, engage and inspire our pupils through strong subject knowledge; someone who thrives on collaboration and teamwork; a committed professional with high levels of personal motivation and ambition.

This position is a one year fixed term contract until 31st August 2025 due to curriculum needs. Applications are welcome from both experienced and early career teachers.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills with a genuine commitment to teaching and the ability to develop our students’ love of learning in religion, philosophy and ethics. If you believe you have the skills and dedication to meet our standards, and be part of our pursuit of excellence, then we are the school for you.


Familiarity with the KS3 & GCSE syllabus requirements in RE

Familiarity with the A level syllabus in RE

Track record of expertise and raising achievement and securing improvement

To be able to articulate a vision for learning

Qualifications SkillsandAbilities

Good Degree or equivalent in relevant subject area

PGCE in relevant subject area


Evidence of further professional development at Masters level

Relevant, recent experience of working in an 11-16 or 11-18 school

Experience of teaching across the ability spectrum

Enthusiasm and ability to motivate and inspire students and staff

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Shows a strong commitment to equity in provision for students and a belief in the potential of every child

Demonstrate the ability to enthuse, inspire and motivate students, staff, and parents

Willingness to get involved in the wider life of the school

Quality of Teaching

Ability and experience of teaching RE to GCSE

Ability or experience of teaching RE subjects to A level.

Evidence of excellent teaching – at least Good judgments

Evidence of “Outstanding” practice

National Standards

Evidence all of the Teaching Standards in routine practice

Understanding of GCSE reforms across Religious Education, Philosophy and Ethics

Ethos and Extra Curricular and Curriculum enrichment

Evidence of inclusive practice


Ability to understand and demonstrate commitment to equality and diversity

What the school offers its staff

Our school has a long and strong record of academic success, the highest of which was in 2022. The destinations that our students move onto are strong. Our continued focus is on raising the aspirations, achievements and confidence of all our students to ensure they have the best life chances; that all of our students leave us ready to take on the world with conviction and self-assurance. We make no apologies for having the highest expectations of all our students.

Our curriculum is ambitious. Students are expected to work hard, and this is complemented by our excellent pastoral care, support and guidance. You will find the staff here are determined to support academic achievement but also provide a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities both within and beyond the classroom, ranging from trips to New York to football teams in school; all of which are important in building the confidence, resilience and experiences of every child.

Our school’s mission is ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’ in everything that we do and our core values; Learn, Think, Contribute, Care, embody our determination to ensure that all our students receive a first-class education that enables them to take their place in society with confidence.

We are a popular and high achieving school on the edge of Merseyside with a very strong reputation locally and significantly oversubscribed.

Commitment to safeguarding

Rainhill High School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as well as promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion; where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosing & Barring Certificate and online searches as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.

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About Rainhill High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1852 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

11-18 Mixed Comprehensive 1847 on roll

Rainhill High School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form centre located in Rainhill, Merseyside, England.

The school converted to an academy under Rainhill Learning Village in March 2017. More recently, the school has become part of the Stephenson Trust.

Our Partners

Founded in 2015 by former Liverpool and England striker, Robbie Fowler, The Fowler Academy’s results are impressive. Receiving glowing reports from OFSTED and Pearson qualifications, The Fowler Academy were awarded 'Most Inspirational Post 16 Provider in 2019's Educate Awards and were shortlisted in the 2021 TES Awards, as best national provider and have recently moved to their new home, the former first team training ground for Liverpool FC, Melwood.

Partnerships with the LFC Foundation and Rainhill, The Fowler Academy's blended offer of football and post 16 education is both exciting and innovative, ensuring excellent outcomes for students.

Arranging a visit to Rainhill High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@rainhillhigh.org.uk.

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