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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - 1st September 2024 - 31st August 2025

Pay scale

MPS to UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you: • Committed to inspiring and motivating students?

  • A team player and strong communicator?
  • Enthusiastic and optimistic in wanting the very best for each student?
  • Dedicated to your own professional development and growth?

We are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate, to grow and enhance our Religious Studies team. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Religious Studies to KS3 and 4, the department also delivers A level Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, as well as the Extended Project Qualification. Current ITT candidates are welcome to apply.

What the school offers its staff

Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with over 1900 students on roll aged 11-19 years. We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of their career.

‘Swanshurst School has been a great environment for my first term as an ECT. The support I have received from my department and the mentoring team has been amazing and is ongoing. I couldn’t wish for a better place to spend the first of hopefully many years of teaching’. (ECT)

Ofsted (2017) found pupils at Swanshurst to be “happy, well cared for and that they secure excellent academic and personal outcomes” they described the girls as “polite, respectful and courteous”. Needless to say, we are incredibly proud of them and of all our staff who contribute to the “purposeful learning culture within the school that characterises the work of staff and pupils.”

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)
medical
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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@swanshurst.org

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About Swanshurst School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1866 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
0121 464 2400

Swanshurst is an ‘Outstanding School’ for girls with over 1900 students on roll, aged 11-19 years. We offer excellent support and CPD for staff at all stages of their careers, including the full range of leadership NPQs.
Ofsted (2017) found pupils at Swanshurst to be “happy, well cared for and that they secure excellent academic and personal outcomes” they described the girls as “polite, respectful and courteous”. Needles to say, we are incredibly proud of them and of all our staff who contribute to the “purposeful learning culture within the school that characterises the work of staff and pupils”

Arranging a visit to Swanshurst School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@swanshurst.org.

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