Oak Wood School

Head of Religious Education
Post Start Date: September 2024
Closing date: 24/04/2024
Closing time: 11:59 AM

Head of Religious Education

Salary information: MPR - UPR (Outer London) + TLR2c (currently £7,847) 
Required: September 2024

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher of Religious Education to join our excellent team. Applications are welcome from teachers able to teach Religious Education throughout the ability range at KS3, KS4 and possibly Religious Studies at KS5. All students study Religious Education at Key stage 3, and this is a very popular GCSE subject for our Key Stage 4 pupils. Philosophy and Ethics is also offered in the Sixth Form. A high uptake alongside extra-curricular opportunities and a fully differentiated curriculum makes the department an exciting place to work.

Oak Wood School was judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted (May 2022) and is a truly inclusive, mixed, multi-ethnic 11-18 school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. A career at Oak Wood School is your chance to be part of a remarkable team that are working to ensure our students are prepared to be the well- rounded leaders of tomorrow.

Pupils at Oak Wood School are polite, friendly and confident. They are part of a diverse community and get along well with each other. The school’s ethos is for pupils to dream, learn and grow. Staff here inspire pupils and develop their knowledge, understanding and character.” Ofsted 2022

We believe our best resource are our teachers. There is a popular and thriving programme of professional development in the department and across the school, at all levels, and colleagues have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally through our membership of both the PiXL club and the Harrow Collegiate Alliance (HCA). The school also offers excellent promotion prospects and a comprehensive induction programme. Colleagues benefit from a commitment to staff well-being and are provided with several schemes to support them maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. This post would be appropriate for an ECT or a more experienced teacher – we will also consider applications from candidates who would request a part-time role.

Situated on a large site close to Heathrow Airport and the centre of Hillingdon, Oak Wood School has much to offer:
  • A commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders.
  • Staff wellbeing programme.
  • Childcare and cycle to school vouchers 
  • Excellent transport links (by train 45 minutes to central London), bus routes 427, 278 & U2, train (Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway and Underground (Metropolitan & Piccadilly).
  • On-site parking including electric charging facilities.
  • On-site catering facilities.
Please read the information booklet for information about the department, Job Description and Person Specification.

Further details are available from the vacancies page of our website: https://www.oakwoodschool.uk/Current-Vacancies/.

Closing date: Wednesday 24 April 2024 at Midday 
Interviews: From Monday 29 April 2024
Further information: We reserve the right to interview strong candidates on receipt of application and make appointments before the closing date.

Supporting Documents

Additional Information
CVs will not be accepted

Safeguarding Statement
Oak Wood School has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Oak Wood School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Our Location
Address: Sutton Court Road,, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 0EX