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Bluecoat Academies Trust

Lead Teacher of Religious Studies

Job ID. 761804
School Ref No. Eteach/Lead Teacher of Religous Studies
Lead Teacher of Religious Studies, Permanent, Required from 1st September 2017
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  • Academy: Bluecoat Academies Trust, Nottingham
  • Start Date: 1 September 2017
  • Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b £2,934
  • Contract: Full Time and Permanent
  • Job Expires: 8 May 2017 @ 9AM
  • NQTs Considered: N/A

Bluecoat Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding Lead Teacher Religious Studies to join our committed, successful and forward looking team at Bluecoat Academies Trust. The successful candidate will demonstrate their passion for their subject, together with excellent subject knowledge and will possess the ability to consistently teach inspirational lessons.

The Lead Teacher will be responsible for the teaching and learning of Religious Studies and will assist in the management and leadership of the Humanities Faculty. As Lead Teacher, the successful candidate will be responsible for raising student attainment levels and help implement a vision for the faculty’s future. We are seeking an individual who is able to demonstrate clear views on how to promote Religious Studies across the academy and propose clear strategies as to how standards can be raised.

Bluecoat Academies Trust is a relatively newly-established growing family of academies built on the success of our 300-year history. The Trust was formed in April 2014 as a result of the very long and successful history of Bluecoat Academy. Our aim is to be recognised nationally and internationally as we develop our innovative approach to inclusive, enriching and balanced cross curricular teaching, preparing young people for lifelong learning based firmly on our Christian principles. We are ambitious about achieving an outstanding future and are looking for an outstanding candidates to fulfil our ambitions.

Bluecoat Academy is the lead academy within the Trust and is a highly successful, oversubscribed, 11-19 academy operating across two campuses within the city. Bluecoat Beechdale Academy is a growing school which has benefitted from a very real and positive impact as a result of joining the Trust in April 2014. The creation of our Church of England primary school, which opened in January 2015, is the most recent stage of the Trust’s growth.

The growth of our Multi Academy Trust makes this an excellent opportunity to join us as we seek to serve a growing number of young people across the region.

We can offer:
• Proven history of very successful public examination results;
• Teaching and learning at the heart of the Trust with considerable time and energy devoted to supporting our staff in becoming outstanding teachers;
• Excellent NQT provision which was recently rated as outstanding by assessors;
• Employee discounts and well-being scheme;
• Cycle to work, bus pass and childcare voucher scheme.

Bluecoat Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore, any appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, Barred List check and satisfactory references.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 08th May 2017
Provisional Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 08th May 2017

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

Bluecoat Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment. Appointment to the posts below will be subject to the following pre-employment checks: health, identity, relevant work qualifications, right to work in the UK, professional registration (for qualified teaching staff), Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references and a Childcare Disqualification and Disqualification by Association Declaration (where applicable). A start date for successful job applicants will not be confirmed until clearance from all the above checks has been obtained. Please note that the DBS check will reveal all convictions, reprimands, cautions and bindovers even if considered spent within the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. There is a DBS Code of Practice which governs this process. A copy of the Code of Practice is available at .

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Bluecoat Academies Trust
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Phase: Academies
No. of Pupils: 1806