Teacher of RS, Citizenship and Social Sciences
Start Date: September 2022
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
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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.