Teacher of Humanities - Religious Studies

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Type of Position:Teacher
Subject:Humanities - Religious Studies
Salary:£32,406 to £51,444 depending on experience
Start Date:September 2022 or earlier
Closing Date: Friday 15 July 2022

“Education is Success”

An opportunity to work in the only non-private Academy in London that offers both International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes at KS5

Our school

Westminster Academy is an Outstanding International Business and Enterprise academy and IB World School serving a multi-ethnic community of 11-18 year olds in Central London. The Academy is proud of its work to improve outcomes for students in an inclusive, supportive environment. Our longstanding 1:1 device programme allows WA to thrive as both an on-site and remote learning environment.  You can find out more about us here.

Our Humanities department

As a member of the Humanities department, you would work alongside a highly motivated team of teachers and leaders who inspire a passion for their subjects - Geography, History, Religious Studies, Citizenship and Business - and who collaborate across departments on exciting whole school initiatives. The department has a constant focus on the quality of teaching and learning, supported by weekly peer-to-peer professional development. Our outstanding extra-curricular provision takes advantage of our London connections, such as opportunities with the Holocaust Educational Trust, Solutions Not Sides and the Living in Harmony project by the Woolf Institute. The Humanities department also plays a significant role in the delivery of the new RSHE curriculum, which is statutory for all schools. 

Our Religious Studies curriculum and pedagogy

The Humanities department achieves outstanding results, with excellent progress achieved at both KS4 and KS5. We prepare our students for the Religious Studies GCSE by teaching challenging, engaging content from Year 7 onwards. In 2019, the GCSE cohort achieved fantastic results, with 69% passing at grade 5 and above, and a progress score of 0.7. Students have continued to achieve impressive outcomes during the pandemic. Teaching and learning in RS gives students opportunities to use Chromebooks to develop their research and analytical skills, and they are challenged to develop critical thinking and communication skills as they evaluate religious views and ideas.

The ideal candidate for this post will be:

  • Enthusiastic, driven, and an excellent classroom practitioner who is committed to student success and development

  • Experienced in planning and delivering KS3 and GCSE Religious Studies 

  • Willing to contribute to extra-curricular activities 

  • Experienced in teaching the relevant subject(s) with a relevant university degree

  • Able to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their own professional growth and development

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package

  • An excellent programme of continuing professional development

  • A commitment to staff well being, including access to the local gym, weekly fitness sessions, staff social events, Perkbox membership with associated benefits.

How to apply:

Please find the job description and application form (parts 1 and 2) available to download below.

Please send your completed application forms to: hrteam@westminsteracademy.org.uk 

For further details please contact us via email at the above email address.

We may interview candidates ahead of the closing date so early application is advised. The Academy reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advertised closing date. The advert may be closed at any time.

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Job Description - Teacher 24th Mar 2022 Download
Application Form part 1 10th May 2022 Download
Application Form part 2 25th Mar 2021 Download
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