Start Date: Friday 4th March 2022
Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd March 2022
Interviews: Week commencing 28th March 2022

Head of Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

Required full time from 1st September 2022

Closing date: 23rd March 2022

Interviews: Week commencing 28th March 2022

As a popular and successful school we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and inspirational leader of Religion, Philosophy & Ethics (RPE) to lead the established department to the next phase of its development.

The successful candidate would be able to teach at least some of GCSE and A Level Religion, Philosophy & Ethics. They would also be responsible for the quality of teaching and the progress of students.

You will be required to:

  • To ensure that all groups of students make outstanding progress across all key stages
  • To develop and contribute to the range of activities and support for students across the curriculum in areas related to Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

Therefore, we are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of teaching Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at Key Stages 3-5
  • Has a record of raising attainment of their students
  • Has an up to date knowledge of curriculum developments, current education policy and progression routes for business students.
  • Is committed to high standards and ensuring that all groups of students make progress
  • Is willing to work flexibly
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is able to solve problems and be proactive
  • Has an excellent sense of humour

Thomas Gainsborough School is a consistently high performing and well-resourced school in South Suffolk. The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher to develop their practice and continue their career progression.

The school is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

If you would like to learn more about the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to speak to someone about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Mrs J Wood (Assistant Headteacher),, 01787 375232.

We are open, from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, and staff will be available to speak to you.

Further details are available on our website or from Mrs K Fuller (Headteacher’s PA),, 01787 375232

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