Temporary Religious Studies Teacher (part-time 0.5 FTE)

Temporary for one year

Mainscale – UPS3 as appropriate

Required from 1 September 2023

(a start date of 6 November 2023 is negotiable)

St Mary’s Catholic High School is an outstanding, popular and over-subscribed 11-18 mixed Academy with excellent student behaviour in which everyone is encouraged to achieve and success is celebrated at all levels.  This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the top 20% performing schools for attainment in the country.  Academic results are excellent; consistently achieving above average Progress 8 scores as well as impressive Attainment 8, Ebacc average point scores and outstanding A Level results. 

We are seeking to appoint a creative, motivated and experienced Teacher of Religious Studies with excellent subject knowledge and qualifications.  We have a professional, hardworking and welcoming team within the Religious Studies department and we warmly welcome applications from either Early Career Teachers or more experienced practitioners.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A passionate advocate for your subject.
  • Dynamic and innovative; providing high quality teaching and learning; enhancing further the excellent exam results of this subject.
  • An exceptional classroom practitioner, delivering lessons that motivate and inspire our students to achieve.
  • Able to contribute effectively to the delivery of Religious Studies.

We are able to offer you a welcoming and supportive environment led by a leadership team committed to staff wellbeing.   A programme of weekly induction sessions provides the opportunity to meet key members of staff and be introduced to school policies and procedures.  Bespoke ongoing professional development is a priority, and all staff are able to access high quality, carefully tailored training and development opportunities, including the observation of teaching and the sharing of practice. 

We are particularly keen to reflect the diverse nature of our student community in our staff; we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and strongly believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact to our whole school community.

Potential candidates would be most welcome to visit the school prior to applying or have an informal conversation with the Head of Religious Studies and if you would like to do so, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Rachel Gilding. 

The job description, person specification and application documents may be downloaded from the school’s website www.st-maryshigh.derbyshire.sch.uk or alternatively please contact Mrs R Gilding, Headteacher’s PA on 01246 201191 (ext 2011) or e-mail rgilding@stmaryschesterfield.org.uk.

CVs will not be accepted - applications must be made using the school’s application form.

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 am on 8 June 2023

Interviews: week commencing 12 June 2023

St Mary's Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


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St Marys Information Booklet for Religious Studies Teacher May 2023 18th May 2023 Download
CES Model Teacher Application Form updated December 2020 18th May 2023 Download
CES Notes to Applicants updated February 2021 18th May 2023 Download
CES Recruitment Monitoring Form updated November 2020 18th May 2023 Download
CES Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form updated May 2021 18th May 2023 Download
CES Consent to Obtain References form 18th May 2023 Download