Head of Religious Education
We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to lead our thriving Religious Education department. Applications are welcome from experienced teachers able to teach Religious Education throughout the ability range at KS3, KS4 and KS5. Excellent support is available from a very experienced team. All students study Religious Education at Key Stage 3 and Ethics at KS4. Religious Education is also a popular option at GCSE. The school is planning to run Philosophy and Ethics at Key Stage 5 next year.
Oak Wood School was judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted (May 2022) and is a truly inclusive, mixed, multi-ethnic 11-18 school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. A career at Oak Wood School is your chance to be part of a remarkable team that are working to ensure our students are prepared to be the well- rounded leaders of tomorrow.
“Pupils at Oak Wood School are polite, friendly and confident. They are part of a diverse community and get along well with each other. The school’s ethos is for pupils to dream, learn and grow. Staff here inspire pupils and develop their knowledge, understanding and character.” Ofsted 2022
We believe our best resources are our teachers. There is a popular and thriving programme of professional development in the department and across the school at all levels and colleagues have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally through our membership of organisations such as the PiXL club and the Hillingdon Learning Partnership (HLP). The school also offers a comprehensive induction programme and excellent promotion prospects. Colleagues benefit from a commitment to staff well-being and are provided with several schemes to support them maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. This post would be appropriate for an ECT or a more experienced teacher – we will also consider applications from candidates who would request a part-time role.
Salary & Benefits
Head of Religious Education
MPS/UPR (Outer London) +TLR2c (currently £7,847)
Required for September 2024
Situated on a large site close to Heathrow Airport and the centre of Hillingdon, Oak Wood School has much to offer:
- a commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders
- staff wellbeing programme
- childcare and cycle to school vouchers
- excellent transport links (by train 45 minutes to central London), bus routes 427, 278 & U2, train (Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway and Underground (Metropolitan & Piccadilly)
- on-site parking including electric charging facilities
- on-site catering facilities.
Oak Wood School
Sutton Court Road
Deadline and how to apply
Closing date: Wednesday 28 February 2024 at midday
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 4 March 2024
Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.
We reserve the right to interview strong candidates on receipt of application and make appointments before the closing date
The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS Disclosure. Oak Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.