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Teacher of Religious Studies

St Mark's Catholic School, Hounslow

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Religious education
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (One Year in the First Instance)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and inspirational teacher for our highly successful Religious Education Department. This post is suitable for a newly qualified teacher or a more experienced teacher. Due to the distinctive nature of RE in a Catholic school, the successful candidate should ideally be a practising Catholic.

The successful candidate will:

• Be an outstanding classroom practitioner
• Have effective communication and organisational skills.
• Have high expectations and be committed to enabling all students to fulfil their potential.
• Have excellent subject knowledge and ideally be able to teach up to A Level

St. Mark’s is an outstanding school which achieves consistently high examination results. In 2020, the GCSE Progress 8 score was 1.11, and at A Level 60% of grades were A*-B. St. Mark’s has an excellent reputation, is heavily oversubscribed and has a thriving Sixth Form of almost 300 students. We are committed to supporting the wellbeing and professional development of staff, and our community is friendly and welcoming with a strong Catholic ethos.

The RE Department has been judged as outstanding in three successive section 48 inspections and is a leading department within the school in terms of exam outcomes (GCSE subject progress +1.55; RE ALPS grade 2). We follow the Eduqas route B GCSE specification and the OCR A-level. The department is integral to the school’s Catholic ethos, being directly involved in the liturgical life of the school, the retreat programme and the Sixth Form ‘Faith in Action’ programme. We are fortunate to have well qualified, committed and enthusiastic RE teachers and the department is well resourced, occupying a suite of rooms adjoining the school chapel.

You can access our school website for further information and an application form: www.stmarks.hounslow.sch.uk. Completed applications should be emailed to Mrs Maureen Howard, PA to the Headteacher: howardm@st-marks.hounslow.sch.uk.

Deadline for applications: Friday 26th February 2021 at 12.00pm

St. Mark’s Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The Post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

We reserve the right to appoint at any stage in the recruitment process

Applying for the job

Please apply on School Application Form

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
1214 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
020 8814 7339

About St Mark's Catholic School

St. Mark’s Catholic school is a Catholic Comprehensive school with a wonderfully diverse community of 1215 students aged 11 – 18. The staff are experienced, highly skilled and professional, and the students have an excellent work ethic, are polite and respectful.

Our primary aim as expressed in our vision statement is to enable all members of the community to fulfil their God given potential – academically, spiritually and personally. St. Mark’s Catholic School is founded on the Christian values expressed in the gospels: peace, truth, justice and love. These values underpin everything that we do within the school and they unite us as a Christian community. St. Mark’s is a truly inclusive community and we celebrate our pupils’ achievements, together with providing outstanding pastoral support.

St. Mark’s enjoys an outstanding reputation for academic achievement based on a consistent record of excellent examination results. We are proud of the progress that all of our pupils make, and we are committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. St. Mark’s is recognised as being one of the top non-selective secondary schools in the country and one of the top 5 Catholic schools within Westminster Diocese. The School is a member of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust. In the Real Schools Guide 2019 St Mark’s was ranked 17th best school in the country and scored 5/5 stars across all measures. St. Mark’s students also achieved the highest GCSE and A Level results within the London Borough of Hounslow.

We expect all pupils to work hard, to show respect and courtesy for others and to take a pride in their appearance. The continuing success of St. Mark’s School is based on a positive partnership between parents and school and we are a true family school for brothers, sisters and parents.

Our thriving Sixth Form greatly enhances the character of the school. The majority of our Year 11 pupils continue their Sixth Form studies with us, and this is a testament to the very positive pupil-teacher relationships which are established at St. Mark’s. The curriculum is challenging and enriching, and the excellent results achieved by our pupils enables them to access some of the best universities including Oxbridge. We also equip them with the skills and confidence to make a positive difference in their local communities and in the wider world, and the Faith in Action programme is an important element of our Sixth Form provision.

Academic standards and aspirations are high, but we also offer pupils the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities which develop their unique gifts and talents, together with their self-esteem and positive relationships. You are encouraged to read our school newsletter ‘Veritas’ to discover the wide range of opportunities available to our pupils and browse our website to gain a greater insight into our school community.
In summary, St. Mark’s will provide you with the opportunity to:
• work in a highly successful school (2019: GCSE Progress 8, 1.11, A Level A*-B 60%)
judged as outstanding by Ofsted and Section 48 Inspections;
• join an experienced, enthusiastic, friendly and highly effective staff;
• contribute towards, and be invigorated by the school’s strong Catholic ethos;
• work with positive students whose behaviour is “exemplary” (Ofsted);
• develop professionally and personally;
• make a real difference to the lives of young people, particularly those in greatest need.

We value our staff and we are committed to supporting their professional development and wellbeing. There is also a Staff Association and opportunities to participate in staff activities.
If you would like to pursue this opportunity to work at St. Mark’s we would be delighted to receive an application from you.

Arranging a visit to St Mark's Catholic School

Candidates are welcome to email Maureen Howard on howardm@st-marks.hounslow.sch.uk to arrange an appointment to visit the School.

School location

106 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EJ

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