Teacher of Religious Education (Maternity Cover)

November 2020 Start

Maternity Cover

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome

The school is part of the Community Schools Alliance Trust - a small MAT with one secondary school, one primary school and another due to open in September 2020. The Trust’s common vision is to improve every learner’s life chances.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and are happy to consider part-time applications. If you are not familiar with Oxfordshire, we would recommend that you take a look at: Living in Oxfordshire – Information for Teachers

We are seeking to appoint a skilled, ambitious and innovative teacher to join a successful and progressive RE team within the Humanities Faculty. We are a strong team which values working with young people and promoting students’ lasting enthusiasm for RE. We would welcome a team player who is keen to work and plan collaboratively and contribute to a strong culture of sharing best practice, resources and ideas. This exciting post offers teaching across KS3-5.

RE at Cheney School is a highly valued subject and all students take the full course GCSE (Eduqas A). The Philosophy and Ethics A Level is a popular course and students have often gone to study Philosophy related courses at A Level. We make the most of our close links with the city of Oxford and are able to offer various extra-curricular opportunities such as talks and debates.

You will need to demonstrate that you:

  • are passionate about raising levels of engagement and achievement;
  • have the determination to provide high quality classroom teaching;
  • want to make a positive difference by going the extra mile for the benefit of your students;
  • have the desire and enthusiasm to play an active and collaborative role in contributing to a strong culture of sharing best practice, resources and ideas;
  • have the interpersonal and leadership skills required to inspire and motivate colleagues and students;
  • are keen and able to embed enjoyment and success in learning.

Visits to the school prior to interview are welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact David Twycross, Head of Humanities, at: dtw@cheney.oxon.sch.uk

Payment is on Teacher Main Scale.

How to Apply:

Please complete our online application form. This will open in a new window.

If you have any questions about the application form or the recruitment process do not hesitate to contact us at: vacancies@cheney.oxon.sch.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 29 September at 8am       
Interviews on: w/c Monday 5 October