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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£34,514.00 - £46,001.00 Annually (Actual) Mainscale Outer London

Teacher of Sociology job summary

At Redden Court School we prioritise the development of outstanding teaching and learning alongside wellbeing. All members of the school community are cared for, valued and listened to, we support and challenge our students to aspire to be the very best that they can be; enabling them to be responsible, capable and ambitious citizens. We have the highest expectations of our students and staff.

Sociology is an important and popular subject at KS4, and is introduced at KS3 through a carousel to support the options process. Our students consistently achieve in this subject area and it has been established within our curriculum for a long time. We believe that this subject develops learners' ability to think sociologically in relation to their experience of the world around them so that they are able to play a positive, active and informed role in society, which matches our vision and values as a school.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

To strive for excellence in teaching and learning in the classroom.

To ensure that agreed school and faculty policies are adhered to in all teaching and administrative activities

To liaise with parents/carers on student progress and attend consultation evenings/progress review days as specified in the school calendar.

To assess and report on students at all levels, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

To ensure that there is a sharing of information regarding the progress of individual students with relevant Tutors, Pastoral Heads and the SENCo.

To lead the development of the subject through attendance and discussions at regular calendared faculty meetings.

To lead enrichment activities for students as directed by the Head of Faculty.

To be responsible for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 groups and their progress against school targets.

To participate in relevant staff development programmes within the school.

To participate in the pastoral care structure of the school as a Form Tutor or member of the support team.

To undertake any reasonable duties at the direction of the Head Teacher which are appropriate to the needs of the school.


Redden Court values its staff's wellbeing. We endeavour to offer a holistic approach to ensure all our stakeholders are supported in their emotional, physical and mental health.

We offer the following staff benefits:

  • Career Development (apprenticeships, support towards achieving further qualifications, leadership programmes, progression opportunities, teacher training, shadow opportunities and a vast CPD programme of relevant courses)

  • Child places at Redden Court School are available for staff who are employed at the school (subject to conditions)

  • Pension

  • All teaching staff are allocated a Chromebook

  • Multi Gym available for staff use

  • Staff supervision sessions with a trained professional

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

  • The school is signed up to the Schools Advisory Service which offers:

  • a 24 hour GP helpline,

  • access to physiotherapy sessions,

  • access to a counselling service,

  • free 12 week weight management programme,

  • support for stress management,

  • lifestyle screening,

  • menopause support,

  • long term condition support,

  • private medical operations.

  • Regular staff social and get-together events

  • A regular staff survey consults staff and takes actions based on the results

  • To apply and for further information, please refer to ‘Mynewterm’ which can be accessed here by the deadline of Monday 20th May at 12pm. Interviews will take place Wednesday 22nd May 2024. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient suitable applications for the role. If you are interested in the role, please submit your application as early as possible.

    Please note the use of AI is strictly forbidden to assist in any way with the interview/application process.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Redden Court School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1019 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

We pride ourselves on being a fully comprehensive school placed at the heart of the community. We want all of our students to be happy, ambitious and to achieve results that reflect their true potential.

Our school has served the local community of Harold Wood for many years, providing a high quality education to the students of this area.

Our vision is focused on a ‘Commitment to Success for All’ and high levels of aspiration for every member of our community. The school is forward thinking and progressive. We seek to achieve the very best for all of our students through the use of a rich variety of educational approaches.

We have caring staff who are dedicated to ensuring the students are successful in every aspect of their learning.

Redden Court is the founding school in the Success for All Educational Trust and is recognised as one of the highest performing mixed comprehensive schools in Havering.

We are an accredited ‘Thinking School’ and have very close links with the Cognitive Education Development Unit at the University of Exeter. Metacognition and the development of thinking skills is at the heart of our teaching and learning in the school as we believe it plays an important part in developing resilient and independent learners.

We also have very strong links with the Havering Teacher Training Programme, we are a senior partner in the Empower Teaching Alliance and we are recognised as a Leading Edge School by the SSAT. The school has also been accredited with All Together (Anti Bullying), Place2Be (Student Mental Health), SEND Exceptional Outcomes Award, The Quality in Careers Standards, Healthy Schools Gold Award and Gold Travel Ambassadors Award.

We are a growing community Trust with inclusion at the heart of our ethos and require leaders who will bring this vision to life.

These are exciting times for Redden Court School with so much change and challenge in the future.

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