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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Teacher of Religious Studies

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of Religious Studies (KS3/4) to join our highly committed and professional team. The ability to teach Philosophy and Ethics to KS5 would be advantageous but not essential. The post would suit an ECT or experienced practitioner, who is committed to raising standards at all levels; delivering excellent lessons and enthusing pupils through their passion for teaching. This is a full-time post working in our Senior Girls and Boys School from September or January 2022. This role is available part-time c60 to 70%.

To be successful in this role, you must be:-

  • Suitably qualified with QTS in the appropriate age range and experience teaching at KS3 to KS4 for Religious Studies
  • The ability to teach KS5 for Philosophy and Ethics would be advantageous
  • Experience teaching English would be very useful to us.
  • Passionate in using your knowledge of current theory and practice in teaching and learning to provide highly effective curriculum delivery, in a stimulating and enjoyable way
  • Ready to utilise the benefits of an independent curriculum that is innovative and flexible in terms of delivery and content
  • An enthusiastic team player, willing to participate fully in the School’s extra-curricular programme and wider school life
  • Engaged with the School's ethos, thinking creatively and reflectively within an open, honest and hardworking team

Above all, you must want the very best for our pupils and be prepared to put their needs first. You recognise the importance of educating the whole child within a broad curricular and co-curricular programme, and of achieving high standards.

In return, we offer a positive working environment, with supportive colleagues and regular opportunities for professional development and training. Additionally, our timetables, class sizes and school culture support a healthy work-life balance.

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for an interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS

In accordance with our Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy, you are advised that all posts within the School will have the opportunity for unsupervised contact with children and therefore all shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-declaration form to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not “protected” as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013).  This is regardless of whether any such convictions, caution, reprimand or final warning is considered ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’. 

The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are “protected” and not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service websiteHaving a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us: this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).

APPLICATIONS

To apply, please download an application form from our website.  Completed application forms may be emailed to recruitment@clairescourt.com (no agencies, please). Alternatively please post completed forms to the following address:-

HR Department
Claires Court Schools Ltd
1 College Avenue
MAIDENHEAD
SL6 6AW

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 4 July 2022.  Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

NB: CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form, but may be submitted as additional supporting documentation.

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