Trinity Catholic High School

Headmaster: Dr P Doherty OBE

Location: Mornington Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 OTP

Telephone: 020 8504 3419

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Salary: Outer London L13 – L17

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Required for: September 2020

Suitable for: Experienced Senior Leaders

Applications by: Wednesday 29th April 2020

About the Job:

The Headmaster and Governors at Trinity Catholic High School are seeking to appoint a Director of Religious Education who will provide professional leadership and management of an outstanding RE Department and who will be responsible to lead and develop the Catholic character and distinct Ethos of our school. Religious Education permeates all aspects of school life at Trinity the Director of Religious Education will be responsible for the strategic development of Religious Education across the school.

The Director of Religious Education will lead the liturgical experience and spiritual life of the school and they will take a leading role in supporting the Headmaster, the Governors and the Senior Leadership Team to develop a rigorous and broad curriculum in Religious Education. The Director of Religious Education is responsible to develop and ensure implementation of the whole-school policy for RE in line with the aims and policies of the school. It is important that the Director of Religious Education is involved in the extracurricular life of the school and that they lead and organise events and activities that raise the profile of RE and the Catholic ethos across the school.

About Our School:

Trinity Catholic High School is large Catholic comprehensive school situated in the London Borough of Redbridge and within the Diocese of Brentwood. Ofsted have ranked us as ‘outstanding’ on 5 consecutive occasions and we have a reputation for excellence in all aspects of our service to the children in our school and the wider community. Our school’s inspection reports can be viewed on this link: The highest standards relating to Teaching and Learning are a feature of daily life at Trinity and these significantly and positively impact student progress and attainment. Trinity’s Section 48 report (January 2020) states that “Trinity Catholic High School is an outstanding school and a beacon of high-quality Catholic education. It has an excellent reputation in the local community and beyond and it is rightly seen as a flagship school for the Diocese of Brentwood”. The report also emphasises that “Catholic life at Trinity Catholic High School is outstanding and is of the highest quality” and “Every aspect of Collective Worship at the school is outstanding”.

We are seeking a Director of Religious Education who is:

  • A practising Catholic, dedicated to promoting Gospel values.
  • Committed to upholding the vision and Catholic ethos of our school.
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner who leads by exemplary practice.
  • Passionate and committed to meeting the academic and pastoral needs of students.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic to engage with students, staff and the wider community.
  • Has experience of working in the field of Safeguarding and Child Protection and Inclusion/SEND.
  • An inspirational leader who will encourage, support, challenge and inspire staff.
  • Self-motivated with excellent communication skills, the ability to lead and motivate teams of staff and the strategic skills necessary to contribute effectively to our programme of whole school improvement.

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • A friendly and welcoming catholic community.
  • A strong commitment to your professional development which will equip you with the skills for further promotion.
  • Non-contact time and Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (PPA) at Trinity is very generous and well above the national minimum requirement of 10% of your timetable.
  • A supportive body of staff that are dedicated to high quality teaching and learning.
  • Well behaved students that are keen to achieve and are respectful of their teachers.
  • A well-resourced school and a stimulating environment that is conducive to high quality teaching and learning.
  • “The behaviour of the pupils is outstanding which reflects the very high expectations of the school”. (Section 48 report)

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Applications: Download our application form from our website. If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Gillary on 020 8504 3419 (ext.170) or email for further details.

Trinity Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note, due to high volumes of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.