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The Saint John Southworth Catholic Multi Academy Trust was established in September 2021. Our mission is to create a community of schools, built in solidarity and operating by subsidiarity, to give our pupils all they need to grow.
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School is seeking an enthusiastic, committed and well-qualified
Teacher of Religious Education
Start: January 2024
Salary: Teachers’ MPS/UPS
Inner London Pay Scale
The successful candidate will have high expectations of pupils and experience of teaching a broad range of abilities to include A Level Religious Education. Applications are welcome from both experienced teachers and ECTs, and the successful candidate will be supported fully in their career and professional development.
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School has a strong Catholic ethos, a pan-London intake, a tradition of outstanding academic outcomes and a strong regard for good behaviour, self-discipline and self-improvement among its pupils, whatever their background or ability.
Pupils grow and flourish in every way here. They are extremely proud to be part of this strong and caring school community. Leaders and staff have very high expectations for all pupils. They work together to help pupils develop into well rounded individuals who love learning and achieve highly. Ofsted 2021
As we often have many applicants, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume you have not been short-listed for interview on this particular occasion.
Short-listed candidates will be called for interview upon receipt of application and we may therefore appoint before the published closing date. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
All applicants will be contacted by email to the address supplied in your application. Applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly and to ensure that email filters are set to allow our emails.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.
Teacher Job description
Reports to: Head of Department
This generic job description is to be performed within the provisions set out in the School Teachers’ Pay & Conditions Document so far as they are relevant to this post. Posts with additional responsibilities will have specific job descriptions.
Teachers are expected to carry out the following duties in light of the School’s status as a Roman Catholic School and of its aims as defined in the Mission Statement and any other documents issued and approved by the Directors.
To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils and to support a designated department(s) as appropriate.
To monitor and support the overall progress and development of pupils as a teacher/form tutor.
To contribute to raising standards of pupil attainment.
To share and support the School’s ethos.
Headmaster, SLT, Parents
195 days per year
To assist in the development of appropriate syllabi, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies within the department(s).
To contribute to the Department’s Development plan and its implementation.
To plan and prepare courses and lessons as assigned.
To contribute to Departmental activities e.g. fieldtrips etc, as required.
To assist in the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of the pupils and the School.
Recruitment/ Deployment of staff
To familiarise themselves with the contents of the Staff Handbook, including the school’s aims and policies, and their own departmental handbook and endeavour to follow closely the guidance and schemes of work provided in these documents.
To take part in the School’s Staff Development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.
To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods.
To actively engage in the School’s Performance Management process.
To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support.
To maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up-to-date information on the progress of individual pupils. Such information should inform teaching and learning.
To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of pupils.
To provide a written report for parents as required.
Marketing and Liaison
To take part in marketing and liaison activities such as Open Evenings and Parents Evenings.
Management of Resources
To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials.
To assist the Head of Department to identify resource needs and to contribute to the effective/efficient use of physical resources.
To be a Form Tutor to an allocated group of pupils.
To register pupils, accompany them to assembly and to monitor homework.
To report to the Head of Year any concerns they may have related to pupils within their Form.
To undertake the teaching of PSHE, Citizenship, WRL as appropriate within an allocated form period
To teach pupils according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work as prescribed in the School’s Policy Handbook.
To prepare and update subject materials.
To maintain discipline in accordance with the School’s procedures.
To undertake assessment of pupils’ work as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and school procedures.
To mark work and provide feedback to pupils in accordance with the School’s policy.
To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its Roman Catholic mission and ethos and to encourage and ensure staff and pupils to follow this example.
To comply with policies defined to reinforce the Roman Catholic Nature of the School: to attend school assembly each day, and other occasional acts of worship.
Other Specific Duties
Undertake two supervision duties per week, before school, at break-times, lunchtimes or after school, following a supervision timetable.
To comply with the School’s Health and Safety policy, being mindful of their own health and safety and that of the pupils, undertaking risk assessments as appropriate. Ensure they are familiar with their own departmental Health and Safety policies.
Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task may not be identified.
Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.