2IC Religious Studies

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Main Professional Scale/Upper Pay Scale (dependent on experience)
Location: Norlington School & 6th Form. Norlington Road, Leyton, London,
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 20/05/2024 at 09:00
Reference: SCH/24/280423

2IC Religious Studies

Pay Scale: Main Professional Scale/ Upper Pay scale + TLR2a

(dependent on experience)


London Weighting: Outer

 Start: September 2024

Norlington School and 6th Form is a small 11-16 boys’ school with a mixed 6th Form. Over the past 10 years the school has transformed itself into one of the highest performing schools in the country and has been recognised by the Minister for State Schools on three separate occasions for student achievement. Over the past 4 years the school has grown in size to 162 students per cohort and remains oversubscribed.


Norlington was judged to be a 'good school' by Ofsted in November 2023;


Throughout the school, including in the sixth form, pupils are welcoming and respectful,’


‘Across the school, pupils achieve highly.’


'Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They rise to the high expectations set by staff


Staff are well supported with their well-being and workload. They are proud to be part of the school community.’


‘…. staff, pupils and parents and carers said that they felt that they belong to the ‘Norlington family.’


The school has an excellent CPD programme and is committed to developing all staff, as we continue to provide all our students with outstanding learning experiences. This includes three staff training afternoons, two department meetings and one twilight training session every 6 weeks. Lessons finish for students at 1:40 pm on a Friday.


Religious Studies are looking to recruit a suitably ambitious 2iC, who can teach KS3 and KS4 (and possibly KS5) Religious Studies. The Department i8s high performing, friendly and supportive. Full support and training will be provided for the teaching of KS3 History.


For September 2024, our 2IC Religious Studies will be:

  • An innovative teacher to lead a key area of the Religious studies Department
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • Enthusiasm for developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and student participation
  • The learner at the centre of their vision
  • The ability to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower our students to achieve
  • Excellent knowledge of the Religious Studies National curriculum at KS3 and KS4. Knowledge of KS5 curriculum is desirable.

Whether you are currently in a leadership role or looking to make the next step-up in your career, this post is an excellent opportunity for someone to really make their mark and become part of our committed team at Norlington School and 6th Form.


Posts will be subject to a Prohibition check for all roles involved with the management of pupils.  Norlington School and 6th Form is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.


A recruitment pack and application form is available on the TES jobs website, school’s website: School Policies » Norlington School and 6th Form. Please email completed application forms anikulin@norlington.school 


Closing date:                         Monday, 20th  May 2024 (9am)

Interviews scheduled for:    In the same week


Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Email address or postal address for return of applications:    anikulin@norlington.school
Norlington School and 6th Form, Norlington Road, Leyton, London, E10 6JZ

This vacancy is now closed