Teacher of Theology and Philosophy

  • Organisation: Brentwood School
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary info Competitive
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Thursday 23 March 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Teacher of Theology and Philosophy to join this high performing School. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified graduate to teach in our well-equipped department.

Brentwood Senior School is an academically selective HMC co-educational independent school with small class sizes and a happy, ambitious and supportive staff team. It is part of Brentwood School, a 3-18 HMC school of 1900 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Teacher of Theology and Philosophy to join this high performing School. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified graduate to teach in our well-equipped department.

The Theology and Philosophy department at Brentwood School has a reputation for engaging and inspiring students. Many of our A Level and IB Diploma students go on to read Philosophy or Theology related degrees at university.

The successful candidate will be able to teach Theology and Philosophy at KS3, Religious Studies GCSE, A Level Religious Studies and/or IB Diploma Philosophy at Sixth Form. They will join a committed and experienced department with seven teachers. The department is excellently resourced with books, teaching materials and ICT equipment.

The department prides itself in being supportive and approachable to both students and colleagues. In turn, there are high expectations of the students and as a consequence public examination results are very healthy. The School and the Senior Leadership Team are strongly supportive of Theology and Philosophy and recognise the important role it plays in the intellectual life of the whole School community.

Brentwood School ethos

We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have been doing since 1557. We are proud of our modern inclusive community which is shaped by our Christian Foundation. Our pupils are confident without being arrogant, they look out for each other, they do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and they respect difference: you will see a footballer enjoying lunch with a chorister and a dance captain running a recycling project with a young chess enthusiast.

We help our pupils to solve problems. In partnership with parents, we teach them to persevere after setbacks, adopt a growth mindset, and challenge the norm. We encourage them to ask questions in class and take control of their own learning. Of course, they work hard and enjoy great success in and out of the classroom, and once they’ve left us, many go on to use and develop their leadership skills and achieve beyond their expectations, always remembering what Brentwood has taught them.

That’s who we are. We are Brentwood.

Staff across both the Prep and Senior School enjoy a bespoke collaborative approach to professional development. We believe in being a research engaged school, with those that facilitate our in-house research programme being trained by the Institute of Education. We support many of our staff in obtaining external accreditation across a range of fields and are engaged with a number of national and international organisations. We are a highly supportive school that values the contributions made by a motivated and intellectually curious staff. There are a range of ways that we enhance our staff experience; free gym membership, benefits hub, free lunch, free tickets to school concerts and performance to name but a few. Brentwood School has its own pay scale that is significantly above the maintained sector and we also have a range of staff accommodation that may be available for the successful applicant should they need to relocate.

Applicants who do not have a TES account should visit our website and download an application form or email: recruitment@brentwood.essex.sch.uk All Brentwood School vacancies can be found on the School’s website. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

Brentwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Teacher of Theology and Philosophy to join this high performing School. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified graduate to teach in our well-equipped department.


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Brentwood Senior School is an academically selective HMC co-educational independent school with small class sizes and a happy, ambitious and supportive staff team. It is part of Brentwood School, a 3-18 HMC school of 1900 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Teacher of Theology and Philosophy to join this high performing School. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified graduate to teach in our well-equipped department.

The Theology and Philosophy department at Brentwood School has a reputation for engaging and inspiring students. Many of our A Level and IB Diploma students go on to read Philosophy or Theology related degrees at university.

The successful candidate will be able to teach Theology and Philosophy at KS3, Religious Studies GCSE, A Level Religious Studies and/or IB Diploma Philosophy at Sixth Form. They will join a committed and experienced department with seven teachers. The department is excellently resourced with books, teaching materials and ICT equipment.

The department prides itself in being supportive and approachable to both students and colleagues. In turn, there are high expectations of the students and as a consequence public examination results are very healthy. The School and the Senior Leadership Team are strongly supportive of Theology and Philosophy and recognise the important role it plays in the intellectual life of the whole School community.

Brentwood School ethos

We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have been doing since 1557. We are proud of our modern inclusive community which is shaped by our Christian Foundation. Our pupils are confident without being arrogant, they look out for each other, they do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and they respect difference: you will see a footballer enjoying lunch with a chorister and a dance captain running a recycling project with a young chess enthusiast.

We help our pupils to solve problems. In partnership with parents, we teach them to persevere after setbacks, adopt a growth mindset, and challenge the norm. We encourage them to ask questions in class and take control of their own learning. Of course, they work hard and enjoy great success in and out of the classroom, and once they’ve left us, many go on to use and develop their leadership skills and achieve beyond their expectations, always remembering what Brentwood has taught them.

That’s who we are. We are Brentwood.

Staff across both the Prep and Senior School enjoy a bespoke collaborative approach to professional development. We believe in being a research engaged school, with those that facilitate our in-house research programme being trained by the Institute of Education. We support many of our staff in obtaining external accreditation across a range of fields and are engaged with a number of national and international organisations. We are a highly supportive school that values the contributions made by a motivated and intellectually curious staff. There are a range of ways that we enhance our staff experience; free gym membership, benefits hub, free lunch, free tickets to school concerts and performance to name but a few. Brentwood School has its own pay scale that is significantly above the maintained sector and we also have a range of staff accommodation that may be available for the successful applicant should they need to relocate.

Applicants who do not have a TES account should visit our website and download an application form or email: recruitment@brentwood.essex.sch.uk All Brentwood School vacancies can be found on the School’s website. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

Brentwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Middleton Hall, Brentwood, CM15 8EQ

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