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  • Expected start date

    1 February 2022

  • Application deadline

    9 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Religious education
Working pattern
Term time
0.45-0.5 FTE
Contract type
Fixed term (Until February 2023)

Job summary

The Religious Studies Department currently consists of three full time teachers. This is a part-time post covering teaching to Key Stages 3 and 4 and will offer scope for professional development, such as teaching to A level.

The Religious Studies Department takes an academic approach to the subject and hopes to inspire an intellectual interest in, and appreciation of, the variety of religious issues facing people in the 21st century, whilst enabling students to apply their knowledge to their own lives.

Knowledge of the major faiths practised in Britain today and of philosophical, theological and ethical issues will be an advantage, although full training can be given. Students are taught in mixed ability classes within the grammar school system and the school operates a ten day timetable. Students in Year 7 have two one-hour lessons per cycle, Year 8 and Year 9 have three one-hour lessons per cycle. Information on what is taught at Key Stage 3 can be found on the subject page of the school’s website.

Religious studies is taken at GCSE level by a good proportion of students (typically two teaching groups) who have 5 lessons per cycle. At GCSE the department follows the AQA course in Buddhism and Christianity. Results are generally higher than national averages with over 80% of candidates achieving a grade 8 or above.

For A level, the department follows the AQA religious studies course focusing on philosophy, ethics and Buddhism. A prospective candidate would be expected to teach to GCSE and would benefit from having a sound knowledge in Buddhism, although training and resources can be provided. Students generally achieve a 100% pass rate with excellent grades.

The Religious Studies Department is housed in three specialist classrooms. All rooms are equipped with computer, projector and visualiser.

This is a forward-thinking department, committed to the study of religion in all its aspects and respected within the school by both students and colleagues. An enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to help with extra-curricular activities and departmental initiatives would be expected of the successful candidate.

School-wide Responsibilities
-Being aware of and acting upon relevant school policies and, in particular, those associated with child protection/safeguarding children and health and safety issues.
-Being responsible for maintaining a clean and tidy environment.
-Attending relevant meetings as required.
-Acting as a role model for the pupils in school.
-Acting as an ambassador for school and ensuring that the school’s high standards are promoted at all times.

Additional Specific Responsibilities
-Carry out the duties of a form tutor
-Support the school in its open evenings and award evenings.
-Support the school in its entrance examination.

General Duties
-Carry out a share of supervisory duties in accordance with published schedules. Fulfil the conditions of employment of school teachers as laid down in the Pay and Conditions Document.
-Any other relevant duties requested by the Principal.

Applying for the job

Please use our Application link: https://bfet.jotform.com/213274773052959

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1368 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

The Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is a partnership of schools based in the North West. The Trust’s vision is the best for everyone, the best from everyone. Our values of community, passion and integrity are at the heart of everything we do.

There are currently twelve schools within the Trust. BFET is committed to providing all staff with the training and support they need to be the best in their profession. Benefits include: working cross-phase, knowledge exchange between our schools and the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in their profession.

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a National Teaching School in 2011. AGGS is the lead school in the “Alliance for Learning”. Our teaching school alliance comprises schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area. The impact of teaching school activities is felt within the Trust and far beyond. We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud. The successful candidates must be willing to engage in the school’s commitment to developing AGGS as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning.

School location

Cavendish Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2NL

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