Teacher of Ethics, Philosophy and Religion Full Time

Posted: 01.10.2018    Closes: 17.10.2018    Interview Date: ASAP

About the Job

Westholme School, established in 1923, is a successful, co-educational, independent school located on the rural outskirts of Blackburn. The school is based across 3 sites, providing a first class education to around 800 pupils, aged 3 months – 18 years. The School is well resourced and facilities across the entire campus are extensive and stimulating. Over the last decade over £10M has been spent on capital projects and our students benefit from the all-encompassing provision. Academic achievement is well above the national average at GCSE and A Level and the curriculum is broad and diverse.

The Post:

Maternity Cover.

Until July 2019.

We seek a well-qualified, dedicated and highly-motivated teacher to join our Ethics, Philosophy and Religion (EPR) Department. The successful candidate will ideally be able to teach throughout the school from Year 7 to A Level.

Introduction to the Department:

The ethos of the EPR Department is to develop inquiring, articulate and respectful students, who understand shared human values and appreciate diversity in the community. The subject is taught in mixed ability classes at Key Stage 3 and 4. In Years 7 and 8, students investigate and explore the origins of belief in ancient civilisations and the complexity of identity in contemporary society. In Year 9 they learn to engage with a range of ethical issues and begin the GCSE course. The subject is a popular option at GCSE and A Level. GCSE students study the Eduqas Route A specification for Religious Studies, and the two religions covered in depth are Buddhism and Christianity. The A Level Edexcel course in Religious Studies covers three modules which focus on the areas of Ethics and Religion, Philosophy of Religion and New Testament Studies.

The department aims to provide students with valuable opportunities to enhance their understanding of the subject by seeking out ways to bring it to life through trips, extracurricular events and engagement with faith practitioners. For example, a Year 10 charity team annually hosts a themed movie night for Year 7 students, and Sixth Form students can apply to be leaders of an Amnesty Human Rights Group.

The EPR Department, alongside History and Geography, is also part of a Humanities Faculty. There are three members of staff and two dedicated teaching rooms for the EPR Department.

Job Start Date: January 2019

Closing Date: 17th October

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  • Location: Blackburn
  • Start Date: 01.01.2018
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary : Westholme Independent scale MPS

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Westholme Senior School

Westholme Senior School

Wilmar Lodge, Mains Road, Blackburn, BB2 6QU, United Kingdom

t: 01254506070

Our well-resourced school provides a friendly, caring atmosphere for pupils, ensuring that they find security and happiness in settings where the highest academic standards can be achieved.
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