Isca Academy - Head of Religious Education

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every student, regardless of background.

With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our students.


Isca Academy

Head of Religious Education  

Permanent, Full-time, Starting September 2020

Salary: Main Scale Teacher + TLR2b


Do you have a relentless drive to achieve outstanding progress and attainment with children regardless of their background and prior learning?

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Team Leader for Religious Education to further strengthen the achievement, progress and experience of students at Isca Academy. You will be a highly motivated, capable and inspirational leader, with a proven commitment to inclusive and inspiring teaching where each and every child can succeed. The post represents an exciting opportunity to be part of a vibrant and ambitious Academy working within the Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust.

Our school is located on a recently designed campus with purpose-built accommodation, offering spacious and excellent teaching and learning facilities. We currently have a roll of 920 students, growing to a capacity of 950. Isca Academy prides itself on providing high quality comprehensive and inclusive education. Our students have a broad range of abilities and aspirations on entry, from able, gifted and talented to students needing more support with literacy and social skills. Our focus remains on every student in our school exceeding expectations, whatever their starting point. Beyond academic credentials, we firmly believe in the value of a more rounded education which promotes creativity, self-belief and confidence, and as such, offer an exceptional extra-curricular and outdoor education programme.

Our Religious Education Department has an excellent reputation within the school, and has attracted a number of visits from other educational establishments interested in our success over the years. Since 2002, the department has grown from a position where no students were taking GCSE exams in R.E to the point now where almost all students do so.  R.E. results are consistently amongst the best in the school, and compare very favourably with other schools who enter full cohorts into R.E examinations. The Department boasts talented, experienced staff who have a passion for the subject and who have a great working relationship and team spirit. Resources are plentiful and the three R.E. teachers each have their own room located next to each other.  In summary, the Religious Education department is in brilliant shape, but could be developed further in fresh, exciting new ways by the new Head of Department.

The Leadership Team at Isca Academy is welcoming, energetic and highly committed, and has led the school successfully through a time of significant change. We have a ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement and are due for inspection again from September 2020. As a school, we are committed to investing in leadership development at all levels and strongly believe that the experience of the children will ultimately benefit from this. If you are a leader who can inspire both staff and students, with a passion for teaching and learning, and an outward facing approach to the development of pedagogical practice as well as your own, we would love to hear from you.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

Application forms and further information are available from our website: or by email to

Closing date for application:       9am on Wednesday 26th February 2020

Interviews will take place on:      Thursday 5th March 2020