Teacher of Philosophy, Ethics & Religion

  • Organisation: The Grange School
  • Location: Cheshire
  • Salary info Competitive, dependent on experience
  • Tenure: Full-time / Maternity
  • Closing Date: Monday 6 February 2023

The Grange in Hartford, Cheshire is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Philosophy, Ethics & Religion on a full-time, fixed term basis from 5th June 2023 for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave.

The Grange is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Philosophy, Ethics & Religion on a full-time, fixed term basis from 5th June 2023 for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave.

The Philosophy, Ethics and Religion department seeks to provide students with the opportunity to engage with the multifaceted nature of our subject area. Students are able to delve into current world issues, develop their methods of logic within philosophy and engage in topical debates surrounding moral philosophy and religion. The department works closely with each other, sharing good practice, teaching and learning methods and contributing to the vision and development of the department and wider school.

At GCSE our students follow the Edexcel iGCSE Religious Studies specification and at A’Level our students follow the OCR Religious Studies specification. A successful candidate would be required to teach both these specifications, and at A’level specifically the Ethics paper and some of the Philosophy paper.

Examination results reflect the high standards that are expected. In 2022, the Department achieved the following results:

  • iGCSE Religious Studies: 87% Level 7-9, 57% gaining a Level 9
  • OCR Religious Studies: 100% A*-B, 71% gaining A*/A

There will be the expectation that the post holder will also offer co-curricular enrichment.

Responsibilities

The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for Senior School Teacher.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • planning and thoroughly preparing courses and lessons;
  • establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning within the classroom;
  • teaching all pupils assigned and regularly setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils;
  • maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND/EAL register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND/ EAL Coordinator.
  • assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule;
  • preparing pupils for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purpose of such examinations;
  • ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set;
  • promoting independent learning;
  • assisting individual pupils to maximize their potential;
  • in each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.

Pastoral Responsibilities

  • promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them;
  • providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters;
  • participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required,
  • including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught;
  • acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.

Professional Responsibilities and Duties

  • maintaining good order and discipline;
  • safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities;
  • having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy;
  • exercising responsibility for preventing damage to property and for looking after teaching rooms;
  • supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent;
  • participating in organizational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties.
  • attending Morning Assembly;
  • invigilating internal (and some external) examinations;
  • making teaching areas attractive by providing display material;
  • participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development;
  • helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training;
  • All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility;
  • giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies.

Enrichment Responsibilities

  • participation in the extra-curricular programme;
  • participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings.

The Grange in Hartford, Cheshire is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Philosophy, Ethics & Religion on a full-time, fixed term basis from 5th June 2023 for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave.


Description

The Grange is seeking to recruit a Teacher of Philosophy, Ethics & Religion on a full-time, fixed term basis from 5th June 2023 for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave.

The Philosophy, Ethics and Religion department seeks to provide students with the opportunity to engage with the multifaceted nature of our subject area. Students are able to delve into current world issues, develop their methods of logic within philosophy and engage in topical debates surrounding moral philosophy and religion. The department works closely with each other, sharing good practice, teaching and learning methods and contributing to the vision and development of the department and wider school.

At GCSE our students follow the Edexcel iGCSE Religious Studies specification and at A’Level our students follow the OCR Religious Studies specification. A successful candidate would be required to teach both these specifications, and at A’level specifically the Ethics paper and some of the Philosophy paper.

Examination results reflect the high standards that are expected. In 2022, the Department achieved the following results:

  • iGCSE Religious Studies: 87% Level 7-9, 57% gaining a Level 9
  • OCR Religious Studies: 100% A*-B, 71% gaining A*/A

There will be the expectation that the post holder will also offer co-curricular enrichment.

Responsibilities

The list of professional duties below is set out in addition to the expectations that The Grange School has of any member of the teaching staff, as detailed in the Job Description for Senior School Teacher.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • planning and thoroughly preparing courses and lessons;
  • establishing and preserving a positive atmosphere for learning within the classroom;
  • teaching all pupils assigned and regularly setting and marking of work to be carried out by the pupils;
  • maintaining knowledge of those assigned pupils on SEND/EAL register and putting into practice strategies suggested by the SEND/ EAL Coordinator.
  • assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of all pupils, according to the school’s policy and schedule;
  • preparing pupils for public examinations and assessing pupils for the purpose of such examinations;
  • ensuring appropriate differentiation in work set;
  • promoting independent learning;
  • assisting individual pupils to maximize their potential;
  • in each case, having regard for the curriculum of the school.

Pastoral Responsibilities

  • promoting the general purpose and well-being of the pupils assigned to them;
  • providing guidance and advice to pupils on educational, social, moral and spiritual matters;
  • participating in meetings of staff and parents to discuss pupil’s progress as required,
  • including Parents’ Evening of all pupils taught;
  • acting as a Form Teacher when required to do so.

Professional Responsibilities and Duties

  • maintaining good order and discipline;
  • safeguarding the pupils’ welfare and safety at all times, both on school premises and elsewhere, while under supervised school activities;
  • having due regard for the health and safety of all members of the school community, and following the school health and safety policy;
  • exercising responsibility for preventing damage to property and for looking after teaching rooms;
  • supervising and, if practicable, teaching other pupils whose teacher is absent;
  • participating in organizational, administrative and supervisory tasks, such as staff duties.
  • attending Morning Assembly;
  • invigilating internal (and some external) examinations;
  • making teaching areas attractive by providing display material;
  • participating in arrangements for their further training and professional development;
  • helping to train student teachers who have been accepted by the school for training;
  • All teachers are encouraged to attend and support those school events that involve pupils for whom they have pastoral responsibility;
  • giving a good impression of the School when in discussion, inside or outside the school, with individuals and outside agencies.

Enrichment Responsibilities

  • participation in the extra-curricular programme;
  • participation in the activities of the assigned House (and its section), as directed by the House Leader, including attendance at House meetings.

The Grange School

The Grange School
Bradburns Lane, Hartford, Northwich, CW8 1LU

Discover more

Top