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Teacher of Ethics, Philosophy & Religion (maternity cover until July 2019)

  • Lancashire

  • Westholme School

  • Westholme scale (at the corresponding mainscale point)

  • Full-time | Temporary

Summary

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.

Detail

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.

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.

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Further Information

https://www.westholmeschool.com/information/general-information/staff-vacancies2/

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Wilmar Lodge, Meins Road, Blackburn, BB2 6QU

01254 506070 www.westholmeschool.com

Closing Date: 17 October 2018