Teacher of RS

The Ashcombe School, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1LY

Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    January 2023 (earlier if available)

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

GBP £26,948 - £42,780 per year (MPS/UPR)

Pay scale

MPS/UPS Subject to increasing pending Government Process

Teacher of RS job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our school. We are looking for someone who is

  • passionate about high quality teaching and learning,
  • offers inspirational and caring guidance for young people and works collaboratively, asks questions and is keen to learn.

The RS department have created a supportive climate in which there is much cooperation. There are detailed and imaginative schemes of work and excellent resources. RS is popular across the school with both short-course and full course GCSE and A-Level Philosophy and Ethics taught. We have excellent take up at GCSE.

The successful candidate will be given full support and will be encouraged to engage in further professional development, which we believe will benefit both the individual and the school. We have a strong induction programme, particularly for ECTs who will be registered with George Abbot Teaching School. The successful applicant is likely to be a form tutor and will be required to teach KS3 humanities as part of their timetable. As the school transitioned from being a Local Authority Community School to forming a MAT, a key element was maintaining the full benefit and protection of the National Pay & Conditions. Similarly, staff appointed from other academies are not disadvantaged, e.g. by counting service towards sick pay and maternity leave. The school takes a constructive approach towards Performance Management & Appraisal and Pay Progression and offers many opportunities for career development through paid responsibilities.

This document contains information about the department and the person specification.

Separately, there are the following documents:

  • overview information about the school, including extracts from the January 2019 Ofsted report
  • a selection of staff stories highlighting the career opportunities available in the school and the main school and 6th form prospectus

Closing date for applications is 8am on Monday 3rd October 2022, but early application is advised as the school reserves the right to interview as applications come in and appoint before the closing date. Applicants should submit the Application Form and a letter of application, which should not exceed two sides. Curriculum vitae is not necessary as all relevant information should be included on the application form or in the letter.

Visit our website www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk for information about the school and in particular, “Working Here” on the home page for further details.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Candidates selected for interview will be informed by telephone. We do not generally contact candidates who are not shortlisted.

Using the application form

Application Form

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Ashcombe School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1476 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Ashcombe School is a mixed comprehensive school for pupils of all abilities between the ages of 11 and 18 based in Dorking in Surrey. It has been highly sought-after for many years, with very high levels of interest again for September 2023. This is due to a wide range of factors including its facilities, academic results, standards of teaching, pastoral care, the wide range of trips and extra-curricular activities and the resultant attitudes of its pupils. In its January 2019 visit, Ofsted commented that “Pupils’ attitudes towards learning are very positive. Pupils are attentive and responsive in equal measure in lessons. As a result, there is a very harmonious learning atmosphere"

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