Teacher of RE

Clacton Coastal Academy

  • MPR/UPR + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits
  • Essex / East of England
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 days ago

Pathfields Road
Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 3JL
United Kingdom

MPR/UPR + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time 

January/April 2024 Start

We are looking for a Teacher of RE to join our team starting in January 2024. We are a team of two RE specialists with support from a History specialist, one of our team members is also an experienced GCSE examiner. We teach RE and RS at KS3, core RE at KS4, we have plans to introduce A-Level RS/Philosophy as the subject continues to become more established within the school.

You will benefit from support from the RE Network Lead, coaching and access to internal and external courses through NATRE and RE subject network memberships.

Students engage in inclusivity and diversity initiatives, participating in an LGBTQ+/diversity group and a Philosophy club. As a department we have future plans to visit various places of worship with KS3 and KS4 students.

If you would like to be part of a new and evolving department with great potential for growth. This is a great opportunity to contribute to our department’s development. Please contact Mike Robin, Subject Leader of RE for an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a tour

Closing date : 4th January 2024


At the Clacton Coastal Academy, we aim to ensure that every child ends up in successful employment. To that end, we ensure that our curriculum creates opportunities for students to become independent and self-motivated with the ability to be responsible, determined and aspirational. All students are individuals who develop in different ways and at different rates and the curriculum is designed to meet those individual’s needs and provide appropriate technology, qualifications and experiences to support students in their chosen career pathways.

The curriculum is centred around core concepts which are sequenced in order to support students in every subject. Core concepts form the bones of the subject. These pieces of knowledge or skills unlock further learning. Core concepts are sequenced in such a way that students are supported to secure each essential concept before moving onto the next. These concepts are focused around a knowledge-rich curriculum where students learn topics to a high level of depth to help them to tackle mastery of each subject discipline.

We prioritise the development of reading, writing and communication to support students to access new challenges in the curriculum as this is an essential element for success in our local context. Students have dedicated reading lessons, to enhance their reading skills and build a culture of reading. Students read for twenty minutes a day every day. Subject leaders work hard to build vocabulary and increase the number of opportunities for students to read in lessons, with at least one reading focused lesson per half term.

We recognise our young people as individuals, offering support and challenges to empower them to achieve their aspirations with a high standard of lesson content. Where students need further support they are provided with opportunities within our Remarkable Futures programme (which provides intensive support to students at risk of disengaging with education) or our Transition Curriculum (which provides an enhanced curriculum to accelerate the progress of students who join CCA with significant gaps in their learning).

Additionally, there are a variety of enrichment activities to enhance our curriculum that mainly take place during our Wednesday enrichment afternoons. Year 11 and the Sixth form have allocated intervention times and a study hub to support their revision as they build up to their public examinations.

CCA is committed to providing all of our students with a broad and balanced curriculum. It is our belief that this large discipline of all subjects helps our students to receive a strong traditional academic education, while also having time to find expression in the creative subject areas.

To view Additional information as well details of the Key Stage 3/4/5 Curriculum please click here

CCA Enrichment Activities

We believe enrichment is a wonderful way to offer more “out of classroom” experiences for our students across the year groups. We have devised a broad range of exciting and rewarding activities that will open doors to our students which will promote building and nurturing their personal development in a variety of areas including; teamwork, self-reliance, confidence building and problem-solving. The activities are designed to add an additional layer of learning to each CCA student’s offer in a fun and engaging way, which they decide what to participate in.

The goal of the Enrichment programme is to develop students in the following areas:

  • Self-worth
  • Self-motivation
  • Teamwork skills
  • Build a sense of purpose
  • Strengthen character
  • Embed confidence

Each year group across the Academy will have the opportunity to engage in these wonderful activities and year 11 will be intervention-based to support our learners in achieving the best results in their outcomes. Our sixth-form learners will be deployed into the other activities to support and gain leadership experience whilst developing their own skills in the areas previously mentioned.

About Academies Enterprise Trust

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools.  We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England.  We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.  

AET Staff Benefits 

Career development and training: Our approach to educational excellence is underpinned by our Instructional Excellence Programme, delivered through an exciting and pioneering partnership with One World.  We also have a long-standing partnership with Ambition Institute, and offer the full suite of Early Career and NPQ programmes, expertly facilitated and tailored to our network and local contexts. Our centralised CPD offer provides network opportunities for both teaching and leadership development, as well as offers tailored to individuals and schools.

  • Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
  • Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
  • Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.  Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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