Teacher of RESPECT- RE, Social and Personal Education and Citizenship (plus additional subject)

Wardle Academy, Rochdale, Greater Manchester


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

Wardle Academy is looking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of RESPECT, who is ready to make a significant impact in a successful department. As part of the RESPECT department the successful candidate will be joining a vibrant and successful team, committed to providing a quality experience for our students and ensuring that they achieve their full potential.

RESPECT is a combination of Religious Education, Social and Personal Education and Citizenship. The name reflects not only the content of the subject, but also the main aim – teaching respect for myself and other people.

As well as teaching RESPECT, there is an expectation that the successful candidate will teach an additional National curriculum subject.

Although each of the curriculum areas within RESPECT has its own distinct aims, objectives and subject content, it is our belief that these areas can and do complement each other and provide a well-balanced education for all our students.

RESPECT is taught across all year groups. As part of the RESPECT curriculum all students in Year 9 start to complete an element of the GCSE in Citizenship Studies. Students also have the opportunity to study GCSE Religious Studies in Key Stage 4.

We are always keen to recruit committed individuals with the potential to be exceptional teachers. Ideally a consistently good/outstanding practitioner, you will maximize the potential of our students by raising their aspirations as well as their attainment.

The successful candidate will have the ability to plan effective lessons, using student data to inform planning and progression. You will also have high expectations of students, based on a sound knowledge of their prior and potential attainment. Just as importantly, you will be a team player.

Whilst ensuring effective whole class, group or individual learning opportunities are available to students which engage and challenge all ability levels, you will set high standards of expectations of students’ behaviour through positive classroom discipline.

Wardle Academy was inspected by Ofsted in December 2017 and judged to be good in all aspects. We are determined to carry on improving. An essential part of this is the training and development of staff; we encourage our staff to seek courses and opportunities which help them further their careers, whilst also contributing further to the progression of the Academy.

This role would suit an NQT or an experienced teacher.

Essential educational requirements

Appropriate honours degre

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Excellent knowledge of subject
Ability to teach subject up to GCSE
Excellent knowledge of intervention strategies designed to raise attainment levels
Excellent knowledge of strategies designed to increase students’ motivation to learn
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

Ability to use ICT both as a classroom resource and a management tool.
Understanding of the importance of safeguarding/child protection when working in a school setting
Ability to establish effective classroom management and discipline
Identifiable record of raising standards of student attainment in your subject
Ability to plan lessons in line with relevant schemes of work and exam syllabuses
Ability to teach additional National Curriculum Subjects

Employee benefits

We offer:
• The opportunity to work with highly committed and enthusiastic staff
• The chance to help our improving school go from good to outstanding
• Excellent CPD focused on outstanding teaching and learning and a commitment to allow staff to fully engage nationally recognised professional qualifications
• Excellent facilities
• Committed to staff welfare and wellbeing
• Free flu vaccinations
• Access to our newly refurbished swimming pool and fitness suite
• Cycle scheme

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1216 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Wardle Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@watergrovetrust.co.uk

About Wardle Academy

Part of Wardle Multi Academy Trust

School location

Birch Road, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 9RD