Interventions Teacher (Learning Support)

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple SchoolBristol, City of

The Role

Are you our new Interventions Teacher (Learning Support)?  This permanent, full time post is available from 19 April 2021.  Please read the Person Specification and Job Description carefully for details.

We are advertising because the current post holder has retired from her post, after more than 10 years at our school. Candidates who are interested in a part time post may also be considered if they make their preference known in their application.

We would be happy to consider candidates who can also teach as part of the standard curriculum, and so the ability to teach a subject for which we have a need at KS3, KS4 and/or KS5 may be an advantage. Please add details of your teaching experience to our Teaching Experience Sheet.

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 Learning Support/Special Needs Team will be led by our new SENCO, who takes up her post in April, and an experienced part time Deputy SENCo. They are both line managed by our Assistant Headteacher responsible for Inclusion. We have a large team of experienced Learning Support Assistants (currently 13), a number of whom are qualified teachers.

Students with special educational needs are integrated at our school, but there is some provision for the less able ones to receive extra help. Mixed ability teaching takes place in some subject areas, allowing more able students to work alongside less able ones; benefiting each other, socially and academically. We are supporting an increasing number of students with additional needs and are constantly on the lookout for expertise and resources to strengthen our team and benefit the young people we work with.

As our number of special needs students has grown, teachers have expressed their desire to have more access to expertise and support in adapting resources for students with complex needs and low levels of prior attainment. The governors have been pleased to support this developmental need to help support teachers and learning support assistants in ensuring that all students make good progress.

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 25 January 2021 (by 10am). Please return your application form (and a Teaching Experience Sheet) by email direct to jobs@smrt.bristol.sch.uk.  Interviews are likely to take place via Zoom before the end of this term.

If you have not heard from us by the end of February, 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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