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Head of Religious Education and School Chaplain - Full-time

Bishop Challoner School, Shortlands

  • Ref:KCC305-6003-61T
  • Posted:13/05/2022
  • Pay:Competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:20/05/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:24th May 2022


Bishop Challoner School, founded in 1950, is in the London Borough of Bromley. It is a Catholic independent day school for girls and boys from 3 to 18 years, welcoming all faiths.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and well-qualified Head of RE and School Chaplain. Please see the attached advert an job description for full details. 


Early applications are encouraged and Bishop Challoner School has the right to interview earlier and subsequently offer, if the school feels they have the right candidate.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.

Please see below a brief description of the role:

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring teacher, with responsibility for monitoring, supporting and tracking the welfare and progress of our students across the Key Stages in Religious Education. You will have overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the department in order to ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered and resources are used efficiently and effectively. The role will also encompass School Chaplain

We would like you to be:

  • A practising Catholic
  • Able to uphold and promote the Catholic ethos
  • Committed to raising academic standards
  • Well qualified and an excellent teacher
  • An excellent communicator with strong personal management skills
  • Able to model excellent Teaching and Learning
  • Able to use assessment to record, track and report student progress across the Department.
  • Able to embrace change and take it forward
  • Able to motivate and interest students
  • Able to lead curriculum development in Religious Education across all Key Stages
  • To provide spiritual and pastoral support to members of the school community
  • To develop and enhance the spiritual, liturgical and prayer life of the school providing opportunities for worship and reflection
  • To organise a full programme of school liturgies and retreats
  • To strengthen links between Bishop Challoner School, the Diocese, local parishes and the wider community.


Information about the school

Bishop Challoner is a highly successful and ambitious school providing a warm and welcoming community where each member is embraced and encouraged to flourish and achieve.

We are committed to providing an environment in which all pupils are challenged to be the best they can be, and one in which pastoral care and wellbeing underpin the academic and co-curricular excellence. This rings true in the school's motto - 'Dare to do your best'.

We believe in providing an education for life and we seek to ensure that the learning experience at our school blends the best of tradition with the exciting opportunities provided by developing new skills and aptitude for an ever-changing world. Learning how to learn is a key facet of our education philosophy and is an essential need for the twenty-first century.

We believe that a truly excellent school is about more than academic achievement alone: it is about developing a real passion for learning; a capacity for independent and critical thinking; self-awareness and resilience; self-confidence without arrogance and genuine interests that extend beyond the classroom walls.

At Bishop Challoner we focus on developing the whole person; aiming to ensure that each pupil leaves us ready for the challenges of life at university or the world of work, and understanding their responsibilities towards others.

We want our pupils to leave Bishop Challoner well equipped to engage positively with a rapidly changing world as accomplished problem solvers and confident individuals with a clear appreciation of and respect for the views and potential of others.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Carolyn Chamberlain
  • Address:228 Bromley Road, Shortlands, Kent, BR2 0BS
  • Telephone: 0208460 3546
  • Email: cchamberlain@bcsweb.co.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).