Head of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Recruitment Information

Date Posted27 September 2023
Type of RoleFull Time or 0.8
SalaryMPS/UPS plus TLR 2A
Closing date for applications 11 October (9am)
Start DateJanuary 2024

Thank you for your interest in the post of Head of PRE at Ashlyns School – the opportunity to oversee a department and a curriculum that speaks to every student in the school. The successful candidate will build on the subject’s excellence in line with our school values of Integrity, Independence and Inclusivity.

Please click here for information about PRE at Ashlyns School

We strive to provide an engaging, diverse and dynamic educational experience for students of all faiths and none, through the study of philosophical, religious and ethical concepts. Our PRE curriculum allows our students to explore challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, belief in God, the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.

Further details regarding our KS3, Religious Studies GCSE and Philosophy & Ethics A Level schemes can be found here.


Ashlyns is a popular and oversubscribed school with in excess of 1500 students including a growing and successful Sixth Form.  The school was confirmed ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2018 and is focused on continuous improvement to deliver an excellent education for all children, with the aspiration to be rated ‘Outstanding’.  View our Ofsted report here.  View our School Priorities here.

We are a thriving school with a rich heritage. Originally established for the most vulnerable in society, our focus on helping all students to be the very best versions of themselves is central to all we do. It’s our aim that work and study should be joyful; the staff and students at Ashlyns help to create the atmosphere for this to happen. There is a palpable sense of community, professionalism and a culture of high expectations, all of which are underpinned by ethical leadership. 

We hope the information included on our recruitment pages below will give you an insight into our school – the high aspirations,  excellent support and opportunities for our students and staff, the scope of the role and the kind of person we are looking for.

If you want to provide outstanding learning opportunities and exceptional pastoral care for students within a forward-thinking, hard-working school community, we would like to hear from you. 

We welcome visits from prospective candidates prior to application; please see contact details on the application guidance page.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our school.

Yours faithfully

James Shapland

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors