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Wheatley Park School - -324 days remaining
Closing Date 26/02/2018
Holton, , Oxford, Oxfordshire OX33 1QH
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Wheatley Park School

Everyone Learning - Everyone Caring

11-18 Academy and member of the River Learning Trust

1034 on roll   157 Sixth Form


Head of Religious Education

+TLR2A (£2666.00)

From September 2018 or earlier if available


Due to the departure of our current Head of Religious Education at Easter we are looking for a new leader to further develop RE at Wheatley Park School and lead this team.  It is a small but successful department where care for the individual and strong  academic standards go hand in hand.  It is an exciting time for Wheatley Park School as the new curriculum takes shape under the guidance of our new headteacher, Tim Martin, and RE needs a leader who can drive this subject forward and enhance its value at all levels throughout the school.  We have links with many outside bodies such as the Oxfordshire Chaplaincy and the University and we have especially taken pride in the number of trainee teachers that have come through our doors as part of the OUDE (Oxford University Department of  Education) teacher training programme.  It has been a pleasure to support the training of the next generation of teachers and the pupils have, of course, valued their input too.


We are ideally seeking a candidate therefore who will be a confident and successful teacher; someone who is both passionate about their subject and able to engage students of all backgrounds.  It is essential that you are committed to achieving success with mixed ability teaching groups and are able to deliver lessons that inspire students to further their learning outside the classroom. Being able to ‘sell’ the subject successfully at choices evenings and open days is becoming increasingly important in keeping RE firmly on the map and knowing how to creatively plan and use up to date resources will inspire the students to take up this vitally important subject at exam level and beyond. 


The department has a team of two specialists and the second teacher in the team is a proficient teacher and gifted academic.  A leader is needed who can utilise the strengths of each member and continue to build a team of mutual challenge and support.  This  position would suit someone feeling ready to step up to their first leadership position or equally someone already skilled and experienced in this area.  Teaching our engaged and positive students as part of this friendly team would be an excellent opportunity for the right individual. We would urge any interested candidates to make contact with Jo Wakefield (jwakefield@wheatleypark.org) for further information, and/or pay us a visit to our uniquely stunning and historic parkland site by contacting Mrs Pat Mason (details below).


Situated five miles east of Oxford Wheatley Park School is a highly successful mixed 11 - 18 academy and  member of  the River Learning Trust.  We are a vibrant and dynamic school with a track record of improvement and innovation in recent years.  In June 2016 the school was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are now on the next part of our journey to becoming a sustainably ‘Outstanding’ school in accordance with our core values of Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring.  Our truly comprehensive intake is a mixture of both rural and urban with strong ethnic diversity.  We work in effective partnership with parents and our local community to ensure our students are happy at school and motivated to succeed.  Meanwhile, our staff work exceptionally well together, providing a collaborative and supportive professional ethos.  As a Google Reference School, we are proud to develop cutting-edge practice in the use of computers and IT.


If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Pat Mason (HR manager) on 01865 877634 or by email to pmason@wheatleypark.org. To find out more about the River Learning Trust, please visit www.riverlearningtrust.org. Full details and an application form can be found on our website: here.  Please note we can only accept CVs as supporting documentation when submitted along with a fully completed school application form.  Please send completed applications to pmason@wheatleypark.org.


Wheatley Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and to preventing extremism. Wheatley Park School expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Wheatley Park School is an equal opportunities employer.


Closing date: Midday Monday 26th February 2018

Interview date: Week commencing 5th March 2018


Wheatley Park School,  Holton, Oxford, OX33 1QH

Tel: 01865 872441  Fax: 01865 877666


More Information: https://www.wheatleypark.org/index.php/get-involved/vacancies

Related Documents
pdf file icon Recruitment and Selection Statement January 18
pdf file icon RLT Working with us v0.3
pdf file icon Head of RE September 2018
pdf file icon RE Department