Contract Type: Full Time
Head of Department
Job Start Date: 2020-01-01
Salary: Excellent, Depending on Experience
School Type:
Independent Senior
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 3-19
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EE
Ofsted Ranking: Independent School


Head of Theology and Philosophy

Required: January 2020

Brentwood School is a leading HMC co-educational independent school in Brentwood, Essex, just 20 minutes from central London and one of the top ten places in the UK to raise a family according to a recent Daily Telegraph article. We are seeking to recruit a Head of Theology and Philosophy to lead a thriving, dynamic and highly successful department.

The department achieves excellent examination results at GCSE, A Level and at IBDP. Pupil numbers are strong, with Theology and Philosophy being a popular subject in the Sixth Form. The successful candidate must have considerable teaching experience, be able to articulate a clear educational vision and provide dynamic and inspirational leadership. He or she will be an outstanding teacher and possess creativity, excellent interpersonal skills, and strong organisational abilities. Applications are encouraged from both experienced HoDs or ambitious aspiring HoDs.

Brentwood School has its own pay scale significantly above the maintained sector and subsidised accommodation might be available if required.

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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About Brentwood School

Brentwood School is a coeducational independent day and boarding school in Brentwood, Essex, England. The school comprises a Preparatory School, Senior School and Sixth Form, as well as boarding provision for both boys and girls. It is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

Founded in 1557 and established in 1558, the school has a Tudor schoolroom, a Victorian chapel and several Grade II listed buildings. Situated on Ingrave Road, astride Middleton Hall Lane and Shenfield Road, the school is set in over 72 acres of land in the centre of Brentwood.