This is an outstanding, Catholic independent school aims to be a centre of excellence for academic prowess, sport, music and broader cultural pursuits. They are proud of their reputation as a leading independent school with all round excellence across a broad curriculum enriched with co-curricular activities
The school is expanding to include older year groups and as a result, they are looking for an outstanding Head of RE to support the middle leadership team in maintaining excellence within school. You should be committed to enhancing the spiritual life of the school community and a practising Catholic.
- Establishing and reviewing schemes of work and monitoring their use by staff.
- Selecting the examination board and liaising with them about specifications, examinations and results.
- Implementing effective methods of assessment of pupils’ work
- Be familiar with and have experience of teaching a curriculum in line with the Religious Education Curriculum Directory (3-19) for Catholic schools (RECD).
- Keeping up-to-date with subject developments outside school and sharing them colleagues.
- Liaising with the Deputy Head about future developments in the RE curriculum, staffing and resourcing.
- Lead and promote co-curricular activities that reflect the role of Religious Education in a Catholic School.
- Scrutiny of pupil work fostering high standards..
- Attend Heads of Department meetings and holding regular departmental meetings to exchange ideas and inform and develop good practice.
- Produce an annual report for the Head including a detailed analysis of public examination results.
- Managing the departmental budget effectively, including inventory of all resources including online and textbooks
- Ensuring that displays in and around the department’s teaching area are stimulating and helpful.
- Ensuring the school meets the requirements of the Diocese and receives the highest grading possible in any denominational inspection.
- Organising charity appeals such as the Christmas shoe box appeal
- All teachers are expected to share in supervision duties, attend relevant parents’ evenings, staff/departmental meetings, Open Days and other relevant events as reasonably requested by the Headmaster.
- Teachers may also be required to be a Form Tutor.
You will have:
- A good honours degree in a relevant subject.
- Evidence of extensive, relevant continuing professional development.
- An impressive record of outstanding RE teaching.
- Evidence of having taken on additional responsibilities within a department.
- Excellent subject knowledge.
- Up to date knowledge of the national curriculum and Diocese programme of study.
- A clear understanding of the essential qualities necessary for effective teaching and learning.
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to set and communicate a clear vision.
- Demonstrate good interpersonal skills.
- Deal sensitively with situations that may include tackling difficult situations and conflict resolution.
- Write and communicate orally to an excellent standard.
- Ability to inspire and motivate colleagues, act as a role model and have high expectations of self and others.
- Ability to investigate, resolve problems and make informed decisions.
- Have excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise when under time pressure.
- Possess imagination, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour
Please apply with your most recent CV. You must hold QTS and a DBS will be required for this role.