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St Mary's Calne - Teacher of Religious Studies

  • Wiltshire

  • St Mary's Calne

  • St Mary's own salary scale, commensurate with experience

  • Full-time


Exciting opportunity for a talented teacher with exceptional inter-personal skills to join us in January 2023 as Teacher of Religious Studies.


Our School

St Mary’s Calne offers an academically enriching working environment within the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, with easy transport links to Bristol, Bath and London.

St Mary’s Calne is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) and the Headmasters’ and Headmistress’ Conference (HMC); it is a leader in the field of girls’ independent boarding education. It has around 350 girls aged 11-18, including 120+ girls in the Sixth Form. As well as innovative teaching, learning and scholarship, St Mary’s Calne offers outstanding pastoral care and a vibrant, warm community.


St Mary’s Calne believes in excellence in all respects. As a school community, we thrive amidst a culture of strong expectations and the education which we provide nurtures and develops the concept of high performance. The principal aim is to develop well-rounded pupils who are equipped to excel as adults.

Extra-curricular opportunities beyond the classroom are a vital and integral part of life for girls at St Mary’s Calne. These opportunities are woven into the timetable during the day, in the evenings and at weekends. We believe that both boarders and day girls benefit from all aspects of the strong boarding ethos of the school.


We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and inspirational graduate with outstanding interpersonal skills to teach within the Religious Studies Department.

We would expect the successful candidate to be able to teach at all levels of the school from Year 7 to up to and including A Level. It is likely that the successful applicant to this post will be expected to teach, in the first place, both Fifth and Sixth Form Religious Studies, and to deliver the Religious Ethics strand of the Eduqas (WJEC) Religious Studies A Level course. The department is also responsible for teaching non-examination Critical and Creative Thinking to the Fourth and Lower Sixth Forms.

The Religious Studies department has been very successful for a number of years, delivering GCSE results which are among the best in the school and adding significant levels of value at both GCSE and A Level. Not least because of our success at GCSE, the subject is popular at A Level, with roughly a quarter of the Sixth Form pursuing our Religious Studies course. Each year a number of girls go on to study Theology or Philosophy at top universities.

The Religious Studies Department is well resourced and delivers a range of extra-curricular activities which consolidate and extend pupils’ learning.

What we want from you

· A strong academic background and a good honours degree in Theology or related subject.

· Ability to teach GCSE and A Level Religious Studies, including the A Level Religious Ethics strand.

· Willingness to teach non-examinable Critical and Creative Thinking lessons.

· Qualified Teacher Status (desirable).

· Up to date knowledge of Theology developments for pupils 11-18.

· An empathetic, enthusiastic and well-presented person, capable of inspiring confidence in pupils, parents and staff.

· Ability to: work flexibly to fulfil the requirements of the post; prioritise; work calmly under pressure and respond positively to changing demands.

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with very good written and spoken English.

· Excellent organisational and time management skills; competency in the use of ICT for administration and teaching purposes.

· An understanding of the expectations, ethos and aims of a full boarding school.

· Committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people.

What we offer

· Excellent and tailored CPD within the department and across the school.

· Highly motivated pupils with lessons taught in small groups.

· Competitive salary and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.

· Discounted membership of the St Mary’s Calne Sports Club.

· Fee remission for daughters educated at St Mary’s Calne and for sons and daughters. educated at St Margaret’s Preparatory School.

· Complimentary meals in the Dining Hall during term time.

· Free on-site parking.

How to Apply

For an Application Form please visit Vacancies on our website www.stmaryscalne.org

Telephone: 01249 857200 (Karen Turner)

Email: teacher.recruitment@stmaryscalne.org

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 7th September 2022


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63 Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DF

  • 70 Day Girls (11-18)
  • 290 Boarding Girls (11-18)

01249 857200 teacher.recruitment@stmaryscalne.org

Closing Date: 07 September 2022