Teacher of Religious Studies - John Taylor Free School

John Taylor Free School
Tatenhill, Burton-on-Trent
Salary: MPS1 – UPS3 £30,000 – £46,525 per annum
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

Teacher of Religious Studies

Permanent, full-time position, required from Easter or September 2024

Salary: MPS1 – UPS3 £30,000 – £46,525 per annum 

John Taylor Multi Academy Trust (JTMAT) believes in the power of education to improve lives – and the world. As a partner academy in JTMAT, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher of religious studies to join our evolving organisation.

The successful candidate will be experienced to A level, or alternatively this post is also suitable for new entrants to the profession. At KS3 we teach a blend of theological, religious and philosophical topics which prepares our students for their KS4. We are offering our students the chance to study the AQA Religious Studies A GCSE course. This course allows our students to enjoy a range of faith-specific topics and a variety of relevant and contemporary themes ensuring you and your students have a diverse choice of intriguing subjects to explore and discuss. We welcome applications from those who want to work flexibly, or if you are looking for a full time role.

John Taylor Free School opened in 2018 and we are now approaching capacity with Year 7-12 and Year 13 starting in September 2024. Our first Ofsted rating is ‘Good’ alongside a strong set of first GCSE results with above national figures in all benchmark areas.

If you have a passion for excellence and share our vision, we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a successful and progressive Trust, which is committed to ensuring learning is at the heart of all we do.

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Mrs Sian Byrne, by emailing recruitment@johntaylorfreeschool.co.uk or telephoning 01283 247823.

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@johntaylorfreeschool.co.uk

Only fully completed application forms will be submitted for shortlisting. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Monday 11 th December 2023 at 9.00am Selection/Interview:

Week commencing Monday 11 th December 2023


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

Please note if you are shortlisted, an online search will be carried out before interview which may identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with you at interview. Please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants for the lawful basis for processing and retention.

John Taylor MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks include an enhanced disclosure and barring service check as a requirement of this post. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website, and we encourage applicants to review it before applying.

Please review our Recruitment Pack on the school website before submitting your application

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