Teacher of Philosophy and Ethics

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DEADLINE 9th April 2024
£30,000 - £49,000

Teacher of Philosophy and Ethics

Comberford Road
Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 9AA
United Kingdom

Salary: MPR + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Car Scheme + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Hours: Full Time, Maternity Cover until Easter 2025 

Start Date: September 2024 

Joining our Academy and collaborative team at The Rawlett School, you'll have strong connections with other schools within Academies Enterprise Trust, offering exceptional development prospects. Committed to high standards, we uphold the Trust's mission: "We will provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom, every day" and prioritise social equality within our community.

We believe in fostering critical thinking and ethical reflection in our students. We are committed to providing a supportive learning environment that inspires intellectual curiosity and personal growth.

We are seeking a passionate Teacher of Philosophy and Ethics to join our dedicated faculty. In this role, you will deliver engaging lessons that challenge students to explore fundamental questions about life, morality, and human existence. If you're enthusiastic about guiding students on a journey of philosophical inquiry and ethical exploration, we want to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

  • Plan and deliver stimulating lessons in philosophy and ethics to secondary-level students.
  • Encourage critical thinking and open dialogue through thought-provoking discussions and activities.
  • Create an inclusive classroom environment that respects diverse perspectives and fosters respectful debate.
  • Assess student learning through a variety of assessment methods and provide constructive feedback.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate philosophical concepts into the broader curriculum.


  • Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, or a related field.
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent teaching qualification.
  • Previous experience teaching philosophy and/or ethics at the secondary level.
  • Profound knowledge of philosophical traditions, ethical theories, and contemporary issues.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to inspire students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Dedication to promoting critical thinking, moral reasoning, and social awareness.

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

Closing Date: Monday 8th April 2024 

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.

DEADLINE 9th April 2024