Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale with TLR 2B

Actual Salary from: £28,000 – £43,685 (M1 – U3)

Start Date: 17th April 2023

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    The Role

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Colne Community School and College for a Subject Leader for RE to join our Humanities Faculty.

    Our school is a community in which we believe everyone, students and staff alike, should have the opportunity to be nourished and grow. Therefore, we are seeking to recruit a proactive and forward thinking member of staff to enrich the skills and experience already present in our Humanities Department. We aim to foster an inclusive culture where everyone is able to learn from each other. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, confident and diligent.

    The Colne Community School and College is a member of the Sigma Trust. The Sigma Trust’s mission is to be ‘Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts’ and this is certainly a message that The Colne invests in too. We work closely with other schools within the Trust to improve standards and ensure that we are creating the best environment for our students to learn and our staff to develop.

    Our school community is expanding which makes this a particularly unique and exciting time to join our team. We have a brand new teaching block consisting of 8 new classrooms and 4 specialist Design and Technology rooms which are fully equipped, including a metal workshop, two wood/plastics mixed workshops, CAD room and two kitchens using both gas and electric ovens and hobs. A further large scale internal refurbishment will be taking place over the 2022/23 academic year which will further improve our school environment for all.

    Our ARK values of Aspiration, Resilience and Kindness describe the ethos that flows through our school. We expect all members of staff to feed into our values and lead by example to our students. We believe that every member of staff has the potential to impact on student experience and therefore we encourage our staff, both teaching and support, to immerse themselves in our school culture.

    Applications from outstanding professionals who believe they can contribute to our school community are greatly welcomed. If you are willing to invest in us, we will invest in you which we believe makes the experience at The Colne especially exciting.

    The position will suit an experienced RE Teacher.

    Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

    Some of your key responsibilities will include:
    Be accountable for student progress and development within the department;

    Be innovative in your own teaching and to develop and enhance the teaching practice of others;

    Take a lead in planning collaboratively with colleagues in order to promote effective practice;

    Be accountable for leading, managing and developing subjects within the department.

    (The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

    We’re looking for you if you have:
    Teaching experience within the secondary sector;

    The ability to lead a team;

    High expectations of yourself and of others.

    Why work for The Sigma Trust, The Colne Community School & College?

    We can offer you:
    A Competitive Salary;

    Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish;

    Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships;

    Free tea and coffee available in all team rooms and communal staff room;

    Sociable and friendly staff;

    Staff wellbeing opportunities;

    Staff social events.

    Employee benefits include:
    Employee Assistance Programme;

    Pension scheme;

    Cycle to Work scheme;

    Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms.

    Additional Information:
    For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

    To Apply


    Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV’s and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

    Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 24th January 2023

    Shortlisting date: TBC

    Interview date: Late January 2023

    The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

    The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision ‘To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts’, where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

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