About the role
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of starting an exceptional comprehensive school. As a teacher of RE, you will help to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up. You will work with talented colleagues to focus on ‘getting it right’ with younger students so that we avoid ‘fire-fighting’ with year 11s later on. You will have the opportunity to teach at Key Stage 3, 4, and 5, being involved in the planning/delivery of the RE curriculum as well as contributing to the success of the wider Humanities faculty. There will be significant leadership and professional development opportunities available as the school grows. We are specifically looking for a teacher to specialise in RE but an ability/willingness to teach other Humanities subjects is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will share our ambitions for our students. You will relish the challenge of creating a new school that will be different to other comprehensive schools in the city. You will be a highly motivated team player with leadership potential, a creative thinker who is unafraid to try new approaches, and a reflective practitioner, keen to continue learning in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. For the right candidate, there may also be an opportunity to take on subject leadership for a fixed term.
About our school
The Swan School, part of the River Learning Trust, is Oxford’s first new secondary school for over 50 years, and opened in September 2019. When full, we will have approximately 1,200 students on roll, of whom around 300 will be in the Sixth Form. Our students will be drawn from a local catchment area and the school will be at the heart of the community.
Learning from the most successful approaches at the best schools, The Swan School provides a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. The ethos is academic; we regard an excellent academic education as the entitlement of all young people, no matter what their background or previous experiences of learning. Students are inspired and nurtured, acquiring the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They will learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society.
How to apply
If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this post, please contact us via email@example.com or on 01865 416070. You are advised to visit theswanschool.org.uk/work-at-the-swan/ to find out more about working at The Swan. We would be very pleased to arrange an opportunity for prospective candidates to visit the school. Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the application process.
The closing date for applications is Monday 19th February 2023 at 8am with interviews likely to be held during the week of the 26th February. Applications will be considered as they are submitted and the school reserves the right to withdraw the advert early if a suitable candidate is found.
The River Learning Trust and The Swan School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.
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The Swan School is a free school managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500. Registered Office: c/o Gosford Hill School, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2NT
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