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Canons High School

Teacher of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Position from September 2023 


This is an excellent opportunity to work in a warm and caring school that puts the well being of their staff at the forefront.

The PRE department at Canons High School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Teacher of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics.  The successful applicant will have excellent subject knowledge, an understanding of effective pedagogy, and must be able to teach Religious Studies to pupils at Key Stage 3-5.

This post represents an ideal opportunity to work within a friendly, supportive and highly successful department. It is an excellent opportunity for either an ECT or an experienced teacher to develop their career and join a growing department with exceptional levels of uptake at both GCSE and A Level, with consistently outstanding national results. The PRE curriculum is fully resourced with PowerPoints, unit plans and Knowledge organisers across all key stages and you would play an integral role in continuing to deliver challenging and thought-provoking lessons, whilst nurturing our student’s enthusiasm and passion for Philosophy, Religion and Ethics.

At KS3, all students study two periods of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics per week. In KS4, a high number (around half the year group) of students opt to take GCSE Religious Studies (AQA Specification A). At KS5, A Level Religious Studies (AQA) is an increasingly popular subject.

Canons High School is an ‘inclusive community of excellence for hearts, mind and futures. In January 2023, Ofsted graded the school as ‘Good’ in all areas, and found that ‘leaders aspire to provide all pupils with a broad education within an inclusive environment’ and that pupils ‘enjoy being part of a diverse school community, where they all feel valued’.

We would recommend and welcome any prospective candidates to visit our outstanding and genuinely friendly school.

Please see the attached Teacher Job Description and Person Specification documents.



  • Degree in Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy or a related subject.
  • QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Salary & Benefits

MPS/UPR with outer London allowance


Canons High School
Shaldon Road

Supporting documents

Deadline and how to apply

Position from September 2023

Suitable for NQTs (ECTs)

Canons High School is committed to the safeguarding of all children, and all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS Check.

Completed application forms should be returned to:

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th June 2023 at 9am