Teacher Of Theology And Philosophy
Required from January 2019
An enthusiastic and well-qualified Teacher of Theology and Philosophy to deliver the subject throughout the School.
This strong and very successful department is committed to the rigorous study of both Theology and Philosophy as academic disciplines, whilst making them accessible to all. We aim to equip our students both with the tools of logical reasoning and with an authentic but critical understanding of major world religions, above all emphasising the importance of thinking for oneself.
Both Philosophy and Religious Studies are currently taught to A Level and Philosophy is offered in the International Baccalaureate. The post is suitable for experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession who may be able to participate in our highly-regarded Schools Direct programme. A proactive culture of supporting and developing talented and inspiring teachers is supported by the Senior Management Team.
The post is suitable for experienced teachers as well as those new to the profession who may be able to participate in our highly-regarded Schools Direct programme. A proactive culture of supporting and developing talented and inspiring teachers is supported by the Senior Management Team.
Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated. Accommodation may be available. Assistance is offered towards removal expenses.
We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.
Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Services.
About Whitgift School
We believe that students have an absolute right to achievement and excitement in their education, and also that it is a fundamental part of a school’s role to give students and families a real voice in their school. We listen carefully to what students have to say and we are always looking for ways in which we can involve families more in their children’s school experience.
We look to develop confident young people who are well equipped to take their place in the world and who are excited by the prospects of the future. We are good and improving school and a school where you can be confident that your child will be supported, encouraged and given every opportunity to make the very best of themselves.