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Teacher of Divinity (Maternity Cover)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Introduction

We are looking for an inspiring divinity specialist to join us who will be excited to be part of a dynamic and successful academic department. Our divinity department is an energetic and dedicated team of informed and passionate subject specialists. The department operates a collegiate, open-door culture with regular sharing of ideas, enthusiasm and expertise. We believe in collaboration, encouraging innovation and sharing best practices to offer a transformative education to all our pupils. 

This is a maternity cover starting in January or late February until December 2022, that requires a teaching timetable of up to 24 40-minute lessons a week spread over 6 days per week (Monday to Saturday). Alongside your teaching schedule you will be expected to  contribute to the staff duty rota, however there is also no requirement to contribute to the further co-curricular life of the school. If you do wish to be involved in co-curricular activities it may be possible to come to an individual agreement, subject to the needs of the school and with the agreement of your Head of Department. In such circumstances, depending on the amount of co-curricular activities you undertake, accommodation may be provided. This can be discussed at interview.

*Please note interviews for this role will now take place on Monday 13th December 2021

Main Duties

ACADEMIC

  • Teach across the age and ability range, with the ability to adapt teaching to accommodate the most able, and those who find the subject challenging;
  • Ensure the best possible academic outcomes, by planning, preparing and delivering well-structured and creative lessons which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils;
  • Assess, mark, record and report on the development and progress of pupils in line with the school’s assessment and reporting processes, ensuring challenging goals are set and achieved;
  • Provide timely, detailed and supportive feedback to pupils;
  • Ensure subject knowledge and skills as a teacher are up-to-date;
  • Cover lessons when required;
  • Contribute more widely to the department through, for example, enrichment activities, administering internal examinations, interventions to support individuals or groups of pupils or partnership activities;
  • Seek to develop your own professional practice and development in conjunction with your Head of Department;
  • Attend parents’ meetings as required;
  • Carry out administrative and other functions related to the smooth running of the department;

PASTORAL 

  • Be committed to the safeguarding of all young people;
  • Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a positive and safe learning environment;
  • Treat pupils with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position;

CO-CURRICULAR

  • Actively contribute to the staff duty rota, by eg: exam invigilating and
    supervising meal times;
  • Not be required to formally contribute to the further cocurricular life of the school. However if you wish to be involved in co-curricular activities it may be possible to come to an individual agreement, subject to the needs of the school and with the agreement of your Head of Department.

 

The Ideal Candidate

You will be a reflective and inspiring classroom teacher who:

  • has a degree and/or a further degree in a directly-related subject;
  • is passionate about their subject and can demonstrate the subject knowledge required to deliver engaging and varied lessons across the age and ability range of students at the school;
  • shares Eton’s holistic vision of education and is excited to contribute to the pastoral aspects of boarding-school life;
  • demonstrates a solid understanding of, and commitment to working within the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • has strong interpersonal skills and can build relationships and collaborate with a wide range of people;
  • is committed to their ongoing professional development;
  • embraces developments and innovations in teaching and learning and is open to a range of approaches to assessment and differentiation in the classroom;
  • can demonstrate good ICT competence and willingness to use new technologies for teaching and learning;
  • is highly motivated and can work independently as well as within wider teams;
  • as a colleague, be positive, forward-looking and collaborative;
  • is interested in the welfare and pastoral wellbeing of young people;
  • has excellent oral and written communication skills;                 
  • has a positive attitude, an optimistic approach to change and development, a balanced sense of perspective and a good sense of humour.

Benefits

Our staff are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

In addition to the opportunities for  career progression, training and development, we also offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package which includes a generous Pension Scheme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, free eyecare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities which are currently being extensively upgraded and discount at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

WORKING IN ETON

Windsor is just across the river, with a tangle of pretty lanes, chic shopping streets, green spaces, an ancient castle and picturesque tea shops. There is plenty to see and do. Windsor hosts the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world as well as one of Britain’s oldest and most prestigious repertory theatres. 20 miles of beautiful and historic waterways meanders through the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, leaving historic villages and iconic attractions waiting to be discovered, such as the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham, Windsor Guildhall, Maidenhead Heritage Centre and LEGOLAND Windsor. Central London is also easily accessible by rail or motorway.

THE ETON COMMUNITY

There is enormous collegiality at the school. As one new teacher said: “This is my fourth school and I’ve never been made to feel so welcome”. Colleagues are also genuinely interested in the scholarship of their subject and enjoy a level of autonomy in their teaching that allows them to develop their own effective style.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on recruitment@etoncollege.org.uk so we can make adjustments accordingly. 

DISCLOSURE CHECKS

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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