History Teacher, Bristol, City of

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple SchoolBristol, City of

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teaching Salary
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Role

Are you our new History Teacher?  The post is full time and temporary to cover a sabbatical and is available from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2020.

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 82% of grades were at grade 4 (equivalent to a C) or above  this summer.  77% achieved a 4 or above in English and Maths.  Progress 8 is 0.37.  Sixth Form results are also high with a 99% pass rate and 83% at grade C or above (up from 81%).  24% got A* and A grades.  Most Sixth Form students continue on to Higher Education, including 5 taking up Oxbridge places this year.

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

History is one of three subjects within our Humanities faculty, which also includes RE and Geography. Humanities is an outstanding faculty with an exceptional team of teachers who enjoy working collaboratively and have helped to lead learning across the School and the city. The exam results of the three Humanities subjects are among the best in the School and take up at both GCSE and A Level underlines the high regard in which the Faculty is held by the students.

We are proud of the wide range of enrichment opportunities that are offered to students by the History team, including: our Y8 Local History focus for Activities Week; Y9 Battlefields trip; our GCSE trip to London and our A Level students’ work as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust.

What We're Looking For

We seek to appoint a talented teacher able to teach History to all the Key Stages, including KS5.  The ability to teach more widely in Humanities (KS3) / Classical Civilisation (KS5) / Politics (KS5) / Sociology (KS5) may be an advantage.

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 10am Monday 25 February 2019. Please return your application form (and a Teaching Experience Sheet) by email direct to jobs@smrt.bristol.sch.uk.

Interviews will be scheduled during week commencing 4 March (likely to be  Monday 4 March). If you have not heard from us by the end of March, 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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More about St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 3772100
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