- Main Scale/UPS
Teacher of RS, Citizenship and Social Sciences job summary
Teacher of RS, Citizenship and Social Sciences
Start Date: September 2022
The Cherwell School is a high performing and oversubscribed comprehensive school in Oxford (approximately 2,000 students on roll, including 680 in the Sixth Form). We achieved GCSE progress results in the top 5% of all schools in 2019. We are pleased that we hold an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted as we feel this is a fair reflection of the school, not least as we recognize that we have the capacity to develop and improve further. We consider ourselves to be a school which has at its heart “opportunity, responsibility, excellence” and we aim to make this a deeper reality for all of our students and staff in the years to come.
We are seeking to appoint a qualified teacher (holds, or will hold QTS by September 2022) who has a genuine excitement for excellence in the teaching and learning of RS/Citizenship and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will have a background/experience in one or more of the following areas; Religious Studies, Citizenship or Social Sciences (Psychology and Sociology). The faculty also delivers Social Wellbeing (PSHE) and so there are many opportunities for the successful candidate to teach in a vibrant and diverse faculty. This is an ideal post for someone new to teaching (including NQT), or for an experienced teacher. Training can be provided for teachers who may not have existing experience and are keen to develop expertise in a new subject specialism. The successful candidate should enjoy working with young people, be motivated to develop their own professional practice and be able to make a positive contribution to our faculty.
Our aims are supported by our designation as a National Teaching School and as a School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider. We are committed to the professional learning and career development of our staff and work in conjunction with the River Learning Trust to continue to raise standards.
We value the wellbeing of our staff and aim to support colleagues throughout their working lives. Staff report high levels of wellbeing and attribute this to factors such as:
• Well designed, sequenced and resourced curricula which are centralised
• Feedback and marking approaches which are carefully considered for impact and workload
• Clear, centralised Behaviour for Learning System; pastoral teams supported by non-teaching deputy year leaders
• Lower than typical contact hours for classroom teachers and middle leaders
• Excellent in-house and external CPD opportunities and regular opportunities for career development within the school and trust
• Professional support for ECTs provided by experienced teams of staff
For further information and to apply please visit the website:
You are welcome to contact the HR Department on 01865 558719 if you would like to know more about the role or the application process.
The closing date for applications is Monday 20th June 2022 at 9.00am
The Cherwell School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Cherwell School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.
NOTE 1: Some cautions, reprimands, warnings and convictions are protected under the DBS filtering process and you do not have to disclose them.
The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 [exceptions] Order 1975 [2013 and 2020] provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain convictions and cautions are considered "protected." This means that they do not need to be disclosed to an employer and, if they are disclosed, an employer cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found here https://hub.unlock.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/What-will-be-filtered-by-the-DBS.pdf
NOTE 2: if you are under 18 it is no longer a legal requirement for you to disclose any cautions you hold.
This job post has expired.
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.