Teacher of Philosophy & Theology (Graduate Trainee) – Uppingham Careers

Teacher of Philosophy & Theology (Graduate Trainee)

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits & accommodation will be available
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 15 January 2024, 9:00 am


Uppingham School is seeking to appoint a first-rate graduate to train as a teacher of Philosophy & Theology from September 2024.

This unique position would suit a recent graduate looking to train and qualify as a teacher whilst working. The person appointed will gain experience in a well-resourced department, working with a team of committed specialists.

The training year will involve completing a University of Buckingham PGCE, leading to Qualified Teacher Status at the end of the year whilst teaching a suitably reduced timetable. You will have full responsibility for your own classes during this training year, guided by your mentor, and will also undertake teaching placements in a different school setting.

About you

We are looking for a strong, dynamic and inspirational character with excellent subject knowledge, a strong degree and the ability to build an appropriate rapport with pupils.

If you can inspire others, communicate well, and work successfully as part of a team, we would love to hear from you.


In return Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate, and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of Uppingham staff.
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Discounted RAC membership
  • Favourable rates and terms with local nursery
  • 25% Holiday Club discount for children of (Uppingham/Maidwell Hall) School

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2024, 9:00 am.

Interviews will take place on 19th January 2024.

Teacher of Philosophy & Theology (Graduate Trainee) – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.