Teacher of Religious Studies

Job details
Employer Rickmansworth School
Location Rickmansworth
Salary Salary £24,859 - £35,803 MPS + Fringe
Contract type Permanent
Closing Date 21 Jan 2019

About the role


Ability to also teach History would be an advantage but not essential

Salary: MPS + Fringe

Full time/Permanent

Start Date:  September 2019

Rickmansworth School is an 11-19 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective converter academy with 1260 on roll, expanding to 1450 over the next five years. Judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted (November 2017). Staff Development recognised as an area of excellence by Challenge Partners (March 2018), with 3 staff achieving national finals in last 2 years. Academic results are strong with GCSE Progress 8 +0.25 (sig +ve), EBacc 39% and A level almost 50% A*-B grades, with 100% students securing first choice destinations.  

The School is in a strong, stable financial position. £3.5m school expansion completed September 2018 which included New Sixth-form centre, ten classrooms, drama theatres and film editing suite. Outstanding staff well-being programme includes fortnightly well-being period, Childcare vouchers, Flu jabs, Access to the Fitness Suite and swimming pool, Pilates classes, Yoga class, and Free eye tests.

Our students enjoy learning and are a pleasure to teach. We believe every child deserves the best and we aim to achieve excellence in all aspects of school life.

About the Religious Studies Philosophy and Ethics Department (RSPE)

Our aim is to capture the interest of our students, as well as develop the critical and evaluative skills that help them to make sense of the world around them. We encourage students to show their understanding of Religious beliefs, teaching and practices by recognising connections between their own personal beliefs and those of a religious believer. The Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics department aims to foster this love of learning and intellectual curiosity through the topics that we cover and the variety of teaching and learning techniques applied in the classroom. We encourage our students to take an active part in their education and they demonstrate their understanding through a range of methods including: research projects, presentations, engaging in class debates, re-enactments and writing essays to enhance their analytical and evaluative reasoning.

At all levels in the School the department aims to foster an interest in and enjoyment of religious beliefs, teachings and practices through provision of activities beyond the classroom. We organise enrichment days which involve guest speakers, discussion activities and fieldtrips to places of religious significance. The RSPE Department is part of the Humanities Faculty and is well resourced, and has two dedicated classrooms as well as a faculty office. All rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards. Religious Studies is a taught across all Key Stages and achieves good results in public examinations. The diversity of the subject and the topics studied results in all students finding some aspect of Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics deeply interesting.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are an equal opportunities employer.  Applicants must declare any criminal convictions and submit to a check with the Disclosing and Barring Service as the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Application forms and details can be obtained from the website www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk, by calling the School on 01923 726917 or by email to khughes@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk

Deadline for applications: 8:00am Monday 21st January 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 23rd  January 2019

Suitable applicants will be interviewed upon receipt of an application


  • HT Letter. - Religious Studies.docx Microsoft Word Document, 0.01 Mb
  • JDPS RS Teacher - Jan 2019.docx Microsoft Word Document, 0.06 Mb
  • APPLICATION-FORM-TEACHING Jan 2017.docx Microsoft Word Document, 0.09 Mb

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Contact details

Kathy Hughes , HR Manager Scots Hill RickmansworthHerts WD3 3AQTelephone: 01923 773296Email: khughes@rickmansworth.herts.sch.ukWebsite: www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk