New Vacancy – Head of Religious Studies

Posted by SJV - Monday 21 September 2020

We’re currently recruiting for an enthusiastic colleague, passionate about their subject, to contribute to the leadership of the successful Religious Studies Department at Sir Thomas Rich’s. This permanent, full-time post is equally well-suited to an experienced RS teacher, or a teacher seeking leadership opportunities. For the right candidate, part-time will be considered.

The role

Religious Studies is taught throughout the age range at Sir Thomas Rich's, up to GCSE and A Level, by a Department comprising four teachers who are committed to delivering an enjoyable yet challenging curriculum with a focus on academic excellence.

At GCSE the Department follows the AQA Syllabus A, specifically examining Christianity and Islam. At A Level the OCR H573 Syllabus is followed, with papers in Philosophy, Ethics and Development in Christian Thought.

The Department has the advantage of teaching students who have a positive approach to their work and who are keen to participate in debate, and to offer their own reasoned judgements in response to the material covered. The RS curriculum is frequently reviewed at KS3 to ensure pupils' interest is stimulated and enquiry is encouraged. For more information, please refer to the attachments in the full advertisement on the eteach website, or call the Headmaster at School for an informal chat.

Sir Thomas Rich’s is dedicated to mentoring and supporting our staff, with an extensive professional development programme for all staff. The successful candidate should be willing to contribute to the extracurricular life of the School.

To apply

If you wish to be considered, visit the eteach website for full details and to complete the application form and provide a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post. The inclusion of your CV would be welcome. Please forward via the eteach portal or send to the Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's, Oakleaze GL2 0LF.

Closing date

9am, Monday 5 October 2020.

Further information

Informal visits to the School are encouraged. For further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager, via School Reception on 01452 338400 or direct email


This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.