We are pleased to highlight that our recent Section 48 Inspection judged our school as Outstanding
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Head of Religious Education

Head of Religious Studies

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 1B (£9,930)


Closing date: 

21 May 2020 Midday


22 May 2020
Start date: September 2020


We are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Head of Religious Studies for September 2020.  We welcome applications from experienced teachers who have a passion for Religious Studies, are committed practising Catholics and are dedicated to enabling students to make excellent progress in our Outstanding RE department.


St Edmund's Catholic School is a small, caring community where students and staff thrive.  It is an excellent place to teach and learn.  It is part of Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership, one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the country, consisting of 5 secondary schools and 19 primary schools. The school is growing and is oversubscribed for September 2020.


In December 2019 St Edmund's Catholic School was awarded 'Outstanding' in our Section 48 Inspection.


What we can offer you: 

  • The opportunity to join our lovely school of 500 students aged 11-16, supported by a hugely talented and hard-working staff team.
  • On-site living accommodation, should this be required. 
  • Polite, respectful, committed students who are positive and active learners.
  • Excellent professional development and guidance.
  • We are a socially inclusive and equal opportunities academy and committed to and actively promote equal opportunities for all our students and staff. 


What we want from you: 

  • A well-qualified, industrious and talented team player who believes in lifelong learning and has a passion for the subject and an ability to bring it to life in classroom settings;
  • The ability to teach Religious Studies across the age and ability range up to GCSE level;
  • A commitment to the extra-curricular activities, providing students with a safe and exciting range of activities;
  • The talent, interpersonal skills and range of teaching skills necessary to contribute to the success of the staff team;
  • The commitment to care for everyone in our school community;
  • A passion for teaching and learning that energises young people and allows them to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for their futures;
  • The enthusiasm to develop this subject and an ambitious vision for the future; 
  • To support and champion the Catholic ethos of our school.


If you would like an informal visit to the School, please contact Mrs S Vickers on 01304 201551.


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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