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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Teacher of ETHICS/RE - Secondary Phase - Key Stage 3 - 5

We are seeking to appoint a talented Ethics/Religious Education Teacher at our Secondary Phase.

Start Date Required from September 2021 (or after May half term 2021 depending on the availability of the candidate)

Closing Date - 25 April 2021

Short listing Date - Week commencing 26 April 2021

Interview Date - Wednesday 5 May 2021

Hours/Contract - Full Time and Permanent 

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College is a forward thinking and exciting educational environment.  We pride ourselves on our commitment to our students and our community.

We are looking for a teacher who can enthuse and motivate students to enjoy Religious Education, working alongside our current three experienced and dedicated Ethics teachers. This post would suit either an experienced teacher or someone new to the profession as we are keen to appoint the right person who will add to the success of this well-established department.  

Religious Education at Aylesford aims to provoke challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. Students learn about a wide range of religious beliefs and practices, including non-religious worldviews. They do this for the development of their knowledge, for their capacity to flourish in our diverse society, and for their growing understanding of their own identity and outlook. At Aylesford students are encouraged to develop their own considered opinion, to articulate their views, and engage in productive dialogue and debate with others.

Religious Education at Aylesford is part of the Ethics department. The Ethics Department consists of Religious Education, Sociology, PSHE, Citizenship. The department consists of three experienced and dedicated Ethics teachers. Your appointment will add a fourth specialist to the team. We are a well-resourced department, teaching in three specialist classrooms, with access to ICT suites and the school’s Learning Resource Centre. At all Key Stages we encourage students to develop their independent learning skills through a wide variety of teaching and learning activities in lessons and at home. We have high expectations of our students and the work that they produce.

Throughout Key Stage 3 Religious Education we aim to develop with increasing depth and discernment, students’ knowledge and understanding of religious traditions and non-religious worldviews. Students learn how religious identity influences people’s lives and are encouraged to express their own considered opinions about the nature and value of religion on people and the planet. Students develop the skills of listening, speaking and discussing, as well as those of enquiry, analysis and evaluation. Our Schemes of Work are devised to be informed by the Locally Agreed Syllabus.

At Key Stage 4 we have optional Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies focusing on Islam and Christianity. Key Stage 4 also follows an Ethics course which incorporates Religious Education, Citizenship and RSE.  We follow the OCR Religious Studies A Level syllabus at Key Stage 5. At Key Stage 5 we also offer AQA A Level Sociology.

As a department we are constantly looking to develop and improve the curriculum experiences we offer our students. Religious Education is a dynamic, ever changing subject and we strive to reflect this fully throughout the department.

We look forward to your application.

Please email completed application forms FAO Samantha Hughes, HR Officer & Headteacher’s PA at hughes.s@aylesfordschool.org.uk or post to:- Mrs S Hughes, Aylesford School & Sixth Form College, Tapping Way, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6XR.

Please telephone 01926 747100 or email hughes.s@aylesfordschool.org.uk  with any queries or to arrange a visit to the School.

Please note we do not accept CVs - candidates should download and complete the application form available. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to two positive references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.