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Head of KS3 Religious Studies

  • Employer: Coopers' Company and Coborn School
  • Reference: SCH/24/275288
Main/Upper Pay Range
The Coopers' Company and Coborn School
Closing on 20/05/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Full Time/Term Time





The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School is a dynamic, co-educational 11 – 18 school. 

Inspired by our historic tradition of 'Love as Brethren', we strive to be outstanding in everything we do, producing young people who have the confidence, qualifications, experience and aspiration to be successful in the 21st Century world.


We are seeking a Head of KS3 Religious Studies who feels they can make a significant and positive contribution to the Department and the school as a whole.


The successful candidate will have the ability to teach Religious Studies at KS3, KS4 and opportunities for KS5.


There is an excellent ECT induction programme in place and Early Career Teachers are welcome to apply.


The School has excellent facilities, is over-subscribed and is attended by highly motivated students, who achieve excellent results. Religious Studies is compulsory at GCSE (students follow AQA specification) and we want someone to join our team of subject specialists to continue our run of impressive results.


We enjoy a fine reputation for the quality of our pastoral care and extra-curricular provision and are committed to the professional development of all our staff, as well as innovative teaching and learning strategies. More information on the school can be found on the school website.


The school is a short walk from Upminster station where Overground and Underground services are available; these connect to central London (Fenchurch Street), Romford and all District Line destinations. The school is also a short drive from the M25, A12 and A13.


Interested colleagues are invited to contact Georgina Evans, Head of Religious Studies for an informal discussion about the post gev@cooperscoborn.co.uk


Completed application forms should be returned to Mrs Samantha Durrell, Human Resources via email at recruitment@cooperscoborn.co.uk

The successful candidate is required to complete a six-month probationary period.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 20th May 2024 at Noon

Interviews will be held shortly afterwards





The Coopers’ Company and Coborn School values diversity and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


The successful candidate’s appointment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure (via the Disclosure & Barring Service) and Pre-employment checks


The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates before the closing date, if the situation arises.


Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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