Teacher of Humanities - Religious Studies

Back to Vacancies
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: Rolling

“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.

Page Downloads Date  
Job Description - Teacher 15th Jul 2022 Download
Application Form part 1 10th May 2022 Download
Application Form part 2 25th Mar 2021 Download
  • 08/16/22 Lovely to see our students pictured in this article! It was such a highlight for them to be involved in shaping the Holocaust learning programme and to preview the Imperial War Museum exhibition back in October. Read more
  • 08/15/22 A few great resources on where children can eat for free or £1 this summer ➡️ Read more Read more
  • 08/10/22 Want to try new sports in Westminster in a judgement-free zone? Churchill Gardens Community Sports Days are just around the corner 🏅 ⚽ 👟 If you’re around on Saturday August 13 or 20 head to these exciting events between 1 and 5pm. ℹ️ Read more Read more
  • 08/8/22 The students at Westminster Academy have answered over half a million questions altogether on ! This means they have achieved a bronze award. Keep up the hard work! Read more
  • 07/22/22 A lovely end of year celebration for our young basketballers! They have had a fantastic year and their work ethic and attitude makes them real role models for the other students. Well done to them and thanks to our coaches! Read more
  • 07/20/22 Congratulations to Azai and Natasa (Y10) who received the Sir Naim Dangoor trophy on behalf of Turing House after today's Academy Games. Turing accumulated most House points over the year. Today was a brilliant finale, thanks to our superstar PE team! Read more
  • 07/20/22 Such a fun day at the Academy Games 2022! The relays are just about to kick off - good luck to our House and staff teams! Read more