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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Humanities, Philosophy, Religious education
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Main/Upper Pay Spine (London Fringe)

Job summary

Pioneer Educational Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, forward-thinking and outstanding teaching practitioner to the post of Teacher of Religious Studies & Thinking Skills at Upton Court Grammar School. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of outstanding teaching and offer a variety of extra-curricular activities for our students. Although not an examined subject, the successful candidate must be able to contribute to the department’s aim of providing the highest standards of student achievement.

The Trustees are seeking candidates who are passionate about teaching and promote independent learning both within and outside the classroom.

The successful candidate will:

Have a willingness to extend and develop their knowledge;
Should the opportunity become available in the future, have a willingness to teach Sixth Form
Have a collaborative approach to teaching with the ability to deliver the subject through a variety of innovative ways;
Be able to develop the use of technology within the subject;
Be willing to offer extra support through clubs, visits and enrichment classes.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1072 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Upton Court Grammar School

Our ethos is to ‘recruit for attitude, train for skill’! Pioneer Educational Trust seeks to invest intelligently, inspire collaboration and pioneer so that all learners in our family of schools have equal access to an outstanding education. Our mission is grounded on four core values which our schools embrace:

we pioneer: by preparing the way for others to follow, we transcend barriers through aspiration, merit and risk. Pioneer engenders determination, commitment and responsibility to better society through education and learning, never accepting mediocrity
we inspire collaboration: we believe in working in partnership. In a culture of high trust and intelligent risk-taking, collaboration exists at all levels and between all stakeholders
we invest intelligently: by providing high-quality professional development for all staff and a positive and enriching work environment. We provide high support and challenge that enables all colleagues to flourish
we drive equality: providing equal access to an outstanding education is central to the aims of the Trust. The Trust champions the vulnerable and disadvantaged, breaking down barriers to learning.

Furthermore, Upton Court Grammar School seeks to:
become a world-class school, seen as a centre of excellence and creativity in learning and teaching;
equip students with the ability to articulate their ideas with confidence in an increasingly competitive international work environment.

The most recent OFSTED inspection graded the school as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. The school has a national reputation for excellence and achievement and is consistently ranked in the top 1% of schools in the country for student progress. The Progress 8 three-year average is well above average at +0.87 (2018/2019/202). Previously, the school was recognised as being a top school nationally and in March 2015 we won the SSAT Educational Outcome Award for exceptional progress.

As part of the School Direct Teacher Training programme, Upton Court Grammar School is also the lead school for teacher training in Slough. Working alongside Reading University and the Institute of Education, teacher training is offered in the Slough area. We provide a first class CPD programme which supports the professional development of teachers at all stages in their careers including teachers new to the profession and leadership development. In line with the values to invest and collaborate, Pioneer Educational Trust provides additional time for professional development and collaborative working in the form of CPDL Wednesdays. On these days, the pupils finish their school day one hour earlier to facilitate two hours of back-to-back learning and team work for all staff, teaching and non-teaching. During this time, colleagues have time to produce collaborative planning, moderate, share best practice as well as receive formalised programmes of CPDL.

School location

Lascelles Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 7PR

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