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Teacher of Religious Education

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
10/10/2019
Advert End Date:
21/10/2019 09:00
Salary:
MPS/UPS: £23,720 - £39,406 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience.
Hours per week:
Full time as in accordance with the Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
Vacancy ID:
192278
Employment Location:
St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE.
Post Number:
ST1867(e)
Closing date:
21 Oct
Further Information

Further Information
This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

St Mary's Catholic School
Benton Park Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7PE
www.stmarysnewcastle.co.uk
Number on Roll c.1425
Headteacher: J Foster

Required for January 2020.

(An Easter or September 2020 start and/or a fixed term appointment from January until September may also be considered. Please get in touch, as below, if you wish to discuss this.)

The Governors wish to appoint an excellent Teacher of Religious Education to contribute to our flourishing RE department. This post should appeal to both recently qualified teachers or to more experienced candidates, looking to develop further in an outstanding school. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone wishing to join an outstanding department and a highly successful and forward thinking school.

St Mary’s is a very popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. In our latest Diocesan inspection, the RE department was rated outstanding. Inspectors observed that ‘pupils thoroughly enjoy Religious Education and are totally committed to their learning’ and that ‘the leadership of the department is outstanding and the striving for excellence is shared wholeheartedly by the department’.

We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building, which opened in 2011. We are also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the north-east. We have around 1,200 students in the main school and our Sixth Form, of over 220, is expected to grow to 300 in the next three years. In addition, we are a Teaching School, increasingly engaged in school to school support, initial teacher training and CPD and leadership development across the region. As a result, further opportunities for professional development are wide-ranging and an added attraction for potential new staff.

At St Mary’s, RE is a well-established and highly respected department with excellent results. Recent highlights include:-

• 41% of pupils in GCSE Religious Studies achieved a Grade 7-9 over the last 2 years, with 74% achieving Grade 5 or higher. These results were significantly above the national average and included an impressive 58 grade 9’s
• 63% of A-Level Religious Studies students achieved A*-B over the last 2 years, and 83% gained A*-C with a 100% pass rate overall.

Leadership, teaching and the climate for learning in RE are all outstanding.

Above all, the Governors wish to appoint a teacher with:-

• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos
• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students
• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning
• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher
• The ability to promote a love of learning RE in our students.

Application packs are available to download here, from our school website, or by e-mailing the Director of Finance and Support Services, louise.douds@st-marys.newcastle.sch.uk.

If you require any further information about the post, please do not hesitate to contact John Foster, Headteacher or Suzanne Fisher, Senior Assistant Headteacher on 0191 215 3260.

Closing date: 9.00am on 21 October 2019. Interviews will be held the same week.

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.