Philosophy, Religion & Ethics Teacher (with TLR for the right candidate) - HWS

Headteachers: Maria Cachia & Lucy Macdonald

Teacher of Philosophy, Religion & Ethics (PRE)
With TLR for the right candidate
To commence September 2024

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of PRE to work alongside a collaborative, experienced and committed Head of Department.  PRE is a very popular subject at Key Stage four and five with commitment to academic excellence at the forefront of teaching and delivery.  This is reflected in the achievements of our students. In 2023 our GCSE students achieved 100% pass rate.  89% of these were graded 4-9 and 40% were graded 7-9.  At A level 85% of students achieved A*-C and 50% achieved A*/A. Over the past four years 21 students have gone on to study Philosophy at university.

Hinchley Wood School is an ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted, 2023), inclusive and high achieving school on the borders of South West London.  Oversubscribed each year, we have 1,355 students on roll including 253 in our Sixth Form.  We are one of the top 100 performing schools in England and Wales in terms of the progress our students make between the end of Key Stage 2 and their GCSEs.  Hinchley Wood School has been ranked 18th in the Sunday Times Top Comprehensive Schools (2023).  Our Progress 8 figure is significantly positive year on year; +0.9 in 2023 has put us in the top 4% of schools nationally.

You will teach across the age and ability range in our 11-18 co-educational school and in return for your hard work, you will receive exceptional support and training, and the rewards that come with teaching students who really want to learn and achieve well.

We are extremely proud of our students’ academic achievements, but we also celebrate student progress and development in all areas and we enjoy outstanding sporting and creative achievements. 


We are proud to report that in October 2023, Hinchley Wood School was graded by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.  Please click on the links below to read the official Ofsted report and the November Newsletter, which provides a more detailed summary of the feedback the school received.

Ofsted Report – October 2023

Hinchley Wood School Newsletter – November 2023

We take staff and student wellbeing seriously and have invested time and money in ensuring that all members of our school feel supported and happy.  “Leaders are considerate of staff workload and well-being.” (Ofsted, 2023).

If you are an outstanding, inspirational and talented teacher with a strong desire to help students of all abilities to achieve the best they can, whilst fulfilling your own potential, then we would be very pleased to hear from you.  As well as the opportunity to work in an Ofsted Outstanding school, we offer:

  • A competitive salary (London Fringe Pay Scale);
  • Professional development support and an extensive CPD programme, which was highly praised by Ofsted: “Professional development is entirely focused on the individual needs of staff”;
  • Two week Autumn half term and a minimum two week break over the Christmas period;
  • Friday afternoon non-contact time;
  • Interest free travel/relocation loan; and
  • Free use of onsite fitness suite and cycle to work scheme.

We welcome applications from experienced practitioners as well as newly qualified teachers. Ofsted commented on the support given to ECTs stating “Early career teachers are exceptionally well supported.” We have a, well-developed programme for ECTs and we believe that Hinchley Wood would be an excellent place to start your career, with benefits including:

  • a successful and comprehensive programme of support; 
  • a ‘golden hello’ in the form of two payments of £1,000 each, following the successful completion of Years 1 and 2 of the ECT induction (paid in September 2024 and 2025);
  • a dedicated mentor over the year with regular mentor meetings and coaching; 
  • a comprehensive induction programme and a wide range of CPD opportunities; and 
  • a paid induction in July.

Deadline for applications is: Wednesday 20th March (9am)

We welcome early applications and we reserve the right to interview, and appoint prior to the application deadline if we believe that the right candidate has come forward so please do get your application in as soon as you make the decision that Hinchley Wood is the right place for you. 

We welcome pre-application calls or visits.  Please get in touch by contacting the HR department via email:

Hinchley Wood Learning Partnership (HWLP) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The position advertised is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Staff, Trustees and Governors have also established a code of conduct which applies to all members of the school community.

Job Pack

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Job Details

Type of Position:
Hinchley Wood School
Competitive - London Fringe
Start Date:
1st September 2024
Closing Date:
20/03/2024 09:00
Wednesday 20th March (9am)