Required for January 2023.
Ivy Education Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with drive, passion, enthusiasm and ambition to join our Religious Studies department at Newton Abbot College in the next stage of its development. Your challenge will be to teach outstanding and interactive lessons across different topics within the department leading to high levels of student progress. This post will involve teaching some Values lessons at KS4 (RS & PSHE combined) and an ability to teach Religious Studies up to A Level is desirable.
Religious Studies plays a critical role in the whole college curriculum at Newton Abbot College. It is a core subject at KS3, and we deliver an exciting new curriculum that draws on the Devon Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, introducing students to all of the major world religions, to a variety of inspirational religious people and contemporary ethical and philosophical issues. As from September 2022 at KS4 our pupils study core RS through their Values lessons as part of an exciting new programme combined with PSHE. At KS4 we are also very excited to be recruiting for our first GCSE option group following the AQA A GCSE Religious Studies specification. In addition, we have a very successful A level Philosophy and Ethics course where we deliver the OCR A Level Philosophy and Ethics specification with Developments in Christian Thought.
In the context of a mainstream comprehensive, RS has a vitally important role to give pupils the opportunity to reflect on their own beliefs and ideas and develop a knowledge of, and respect for, other people’s views. This is a really exciting opportunity for a candidate who has a passion for teaching RS in a college where the subject is highly valued and supported by its leadership team.
- an inspirational, dedicated and forward-thinking classroom practitioner?
- committed to raising standards?
- creative, enthusiastic and committed to active learning?
- an excellent team player
- demonstrate excellent planning and organisational skills
- enthuse and motivate all students
- demonstrate incredibly high expectations
- believe that all students are capable of success.
If you think you can make a difference to our students and relish the idea of joining our successful, supportive and highly motivated team in the delivery of an excellent Religious Studies education, then we want to hear from you!
The Ivy Education Trust works closely with all schools within the Trust and beyond. The Ivy Education Trust celebrates the diversity of each of its schools and is founded upon the alignment of vision and values that we all commonly hold to secure the best outcomes for our pupils.
The name of our Trust is inspired by the story of Dr Ivy Williams. Born in Teignbridge (Newton Abbot), in 1877, she managed what we would wish for all the children and young people of Teignbridge and surrounding area that we serve in our schools by fulfilling her childhood dreams and ambitions.
On 10 May 1922 Dr Ivy Williams became the first woman to be called to the Bar (formally recognised as a qualified Barrister of Law) of England and Wales.
The story of Dr Ivy Williams reminds us of the famous quote from Michelangelo: “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.”
The Ivy Education Trust supports and challenges all members of our learning community to dream big, aim high, and achieve more than they ever thought was possible.
If you share these visions and aspirations, then we very much welcome your application for this post.
Interview Date: w/c 3rd October 2022