Teacher of Religious Studies Heathside School, Weybridge, Surrey

Job description

To ensure the highest standards of achievement, progress and experience for all students taught.

To do this by ensuring the best possible standards of teaching, target setting, monitoring and feedback to students and maintaining high standards of subject awareness.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND TASKS
Curriculum Awareness and Delivery
• To maintain a good and current awareness of national developments in the curriculum area.
• To deliver lessons which meet all requirements of the curriculum as defined by the school, the DfE and relevant examination bodies.
Teaching
• To set and maintain the highest personal standards of lessons taught, including preparation, delivery and feedback to students (including marking), setting of homework and management of student behaviour.
• To follow all relevant and current school and national (DfE and Ofsted) guidelines regarding teaching.
Student Attainment, Progress and Experience
• To drive attainment and progress for all students taught, setting targets, tracking progress and intervening where appropriate.
• To deliver lessons which enrich and engage all students taught.
Reporting
• To prepare, as required, written and verbal reports including student reports and reports for examination boards and parents/carers.
• To meet and discuss, as required, student performance, progress and attainment with parents/carers.
Form Tutor/House Member
• To complete student registration conforming to school and statutory requirements.
• To carry out tutor group activities as directed by the relevant Head of Key Stage or Head of Learning.
• To support House activities as directed by the relevant Head of House.
Professional Standards and Development
• To support and promote the wider school ethos and school development.
• To attend and engage with all relevant meetings including for example staff briefings, whole school, year team and curriculum area meetings.
• To take part in all performance management reviews and related activities.
• To identify and acknowledge appropriate areas for own professional development and pursue opportunities for such development.
• To meet all appropriate requirements as described in the DfE Teacher’s Standards, 2012, or other relevant and applicable publications including all standards regarding to safeguarding.

Essential educational requirements

Degree
QTS

Essential qualifications

Degree
QTS

Essential skills and experience

Teaching
• To set and maintain the highest personal standards of lessons taught, including preparation, delivery and feedback to students (including marking), setting of homework and management of student behaviour.
• To follow all relevant and current school and national (DfE and Ofsted) guidelines regarding teaching.

Employee benefits

Applications welcomed from NQTs or experienced teachers.
• Oversubscribed, mixed 11-18 Academy; part of the ElmWey Learning Trust
• High performing school with excellent examination results
• Forward-thinking and supportive curriculum area
• Outstanding CPD opportunities and career development
• Investment in well-being of both pupils and staff e.g. a two week Oct.half term


About Heathside School

Heathside is a high achieving 11-18 co-educational converter academy with 7 forms of entry totalling 1252 students on roll, 202 of whom are in the sixth form. In 2018 89% of students achieved Grade 4 English and Mathematics. At A level 59% of students gained A*/B and our 3 year Alps T score was 3.44. The school’s value added has risen year on year together with its GCSE average point score. Although we are pleased with this progress, which places us in the top 20% of schools nationally, (P8 0.41) we think we can do even better and our aim is to be one of the highest achieving schools not just in Surrey but nationally. Our staff are extremely dedicated. Many began their teaching careers at Heathside and have grown and developed into both pastoral and curriculum leaders. CPD is valued and tailored to meeting the needs of our staff and improving teaching and learning. We have a small team of Lead Practitioners, who work with the Assistant Principal, CPD, to offer a wide-ranging training programme to staff. Our students predominately come from Weybridge and travel to school by foot, bicycle or train, with the furthest catchment area distance being 1.6 miles from the school. Year on year the school is heavily over-subscribed. The prior attainment of students at KS2 is above the National average and they make very good progress at expected and more than expected measures. Like all schools though, we still feel that there is more that we could be doing to achieve even better outcomes. We are a self- evaluating school and regularly look to see what we can do better to improve all areas of provision. The school was graded as 'Good' in the last Ofsted inspection. In the 2018 report, Leadership and management, Behaviour and safety and the Sixth Form were judged outstanding. Governance was also found to be a key strength. You can read all of the reports on our website. The School is at an exciting phase of development, having become a converter Academy in September 2015 and a single multi-academy under the ElmWey Learning Trust. With the support of Surrey County Council the Trust has successfully bid to set up a 6 form entry free school in 2021. This is to fulfil a basic need for more school places within Elmbridge, where pupil numbers are set to rise markedly by this point in time.

Address
Brooklands Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8UZ
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Heathside School website (opens in a new window)