Thomas Becket Catholic School

Becket Way, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 6HT

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Head of Religious Education

At Thomas Becket Catholic School our mission is to serve our community with Christ’s Love as Our Foundation. The school values lie at the heart of the education here at Thomas Becket, with every member of staff being challenged and encouraged daily ‘to love the children and make them aware that they are loved.’


Over the last three years, Thomas Becket Catholic School, has developed and grown in every direction. With ethos and Catholic Life at its heart, the school has gone from strength to strength. In June 2019 the school received a ‘Good’ from its Section 48 inspection and the school continues to flourish. It is our belief that RE should be at the heart of the school and we are excited to meet candidates with faith, ambition and vision to take our school to the next level.

The school now seeks a passionate and committed professional to lead our RE Department and join the mission at Thomas Becket Catholic school to create an extraordinary school founded in Christ’s love.


We seek a practising Catholic who, by personal example and professional leadership, will ensure that the Catholic ethos, founded in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, permeates all aspects of school life.



Start Date: September 2021             

Salary: TMS + TLR 1b

Headteacher: Mr McLaughlin

Job Purpose: 

  • To provide strategic leadership of an inspiring RE Department in a rigorous and engaging curriculum.
  • To support and lead the Catholic Ethos and Mission of the school.
  • To provide a high-quality educational experience for all students enabling them to grow in the knowledge and love of God; in order that we encourage them to serve him in others and spread the gospel values.
  • To provide professional leadership and management for the RE department.
  • To raise the levels of progress and achievement.
  • To provide a lead in the Catholic life of the school together with the Chaplaincy Team.
  • To support/organise liturgy and worship in conjunction with the school Chaplain.


At TBCS we can offer:

  • An integral role in a rapidly improving school and the chance to lead in that journey.
  • To be part of a hardworking, committed and fun community aligned in our mission.
  • Substantial support and professional development opportunities.
  • The chance to create something extraordinary 

All our staff must uphold the core values and Catholic ethos of the school. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance in line with our Safer Recruitment Policy.

Further details and an application form are available from Mrs Jan Hayes at (application forms can also be obtained from the school website at and the OLICAT website


Closing date: 12th March 2021

Interviews week commencing: 15th March 2021

Thomas Becket Catholic School - | Telephone 01604 493211      


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