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Computer Science Teacher

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple SchoolBristol, City of

The Role

Are you our new Computer Science Teacher?  This is a temporary post available from 1 September 2021. As it is to cover a sabbatical, it will end on 31 August 2022.

The ability to teach Business Studies may be an advantage, and you would need to be able to offer the ability to teach this or another subject in addition to Computer Science for it to be a full time role. We will consider applications from those wanting to work only part time if you make this clear in your application.

The School

We are a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1700 students, serving families from the whole of greater Bristol and beyond. We are located at the heart of the city and have a diverse student community with considerable parental support. Our diversity is a strength and something we celebrate. The Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre currently houses more than 600 students taken from our own school and from many other schools across the City.

The School is proud of its academic record, and in 2020 86.7% of GCSE grades were at grade 4 or above.  88.2% of students achieved 5 or more grade 4s or above.  44.1% of students achieved 3 or more grade 7s or above.  Sixth form results are high with a 99.7% pass rate and 88.6% at grade C or above. 64% of grades were at grade B or above 34.5% at grade A or above.  Most sixth form students continue on to Higher Education, including 10 awarded Oxbridge places, and 1 going to a university in America.

Inspection Reports

The School was judged in January 2012 and again in April 2015 to be outstanding by Ofsted, and outstanding in our church school (SIAMS) inspection, in each and every category. Ofsted judged Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Achievement of Pupils, and Sixth Form Provision, all as Outstanding.

The Department

The Computer Science department at SMRT gives students, at KS3, the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in several areas of Computer Science. This includes learning two different programming languages, at least one is a text based language. Students are taught about computational thinking and problem solving with the use of understanding and writing algorithms to help with this. Students also learn about the binary number system, computer systems and legal and ethical issues connected with Computer Science.

We are the Science Learning Partnership for Greater Bristol and a partner school for the Odyssey Computer Hub (part of the NCCE). The government is committed to developing STEM skills in primary, secondary and further education so Britain can grow scientifically and technologically. We aim to provide high-quality science and computing CPD for teachers. The NCCE was set up by the Department of Education to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE, AS and A level, particularly girls and those in disadvantaged areas, and to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of digital skills in England. The training, resources and support that we offer cover the curriculum from Key Stage 1 through to A level and cater for all levels of subject knowledge and experience. There is the opportunity to become a trained facilitator working within the computing hub.

At KS4 we offer the opportunity for students to continue their studies by delivering GCSE Computer Science (OCR exam board) and then AS and A Level Computer Science (OCR exam board) at KS5.

What We're Looking For

We seek to appoint a talented teacher able to teach Computer Science to at least KS3 and KS4.

The ability to teach Business Studies may be an advantage. You must be able to offer this, or another subject for which we have a need, for it to be a full time post.  We will consider applications from those wanting to work only part time if you make this clear in your application.

Find out more about the School by visiting our website www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk.

Why Work for Us

  • Excellent CPD opportunities (Teaching School)
  • Free parking on site (some restrictions apply)
  • Central location (a 10 minute walk from Temple Meads station) with excellent transport links to all parts of the city and beyond
  • Excellent support from middle and senior leaders
  • Friendly community
  • On site swimming pool

Application Process

The closing date for receipt of application forms is Sunday 18 April 2021 (by midnight). Please return your application form by email direct to jobs@smrt.bristol.sch.uk.  Interviews (likely to be via Zoom) are likely to be arranged for week commencing 19 April (likely to be 22 April).

If you have not heard from us by the end of April, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Due to the large number of applications we receive for most of our posts we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. We may call for references as part of our shortlisting process.

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