Social Sciences (Sociology) Teacher, Bristol, City of

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St Mary Redcliffe and Temple SchoolBristol, City of

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

The Role

Are you our new Social Sciences (Sociology) Teacher?  This is a  temporary post.  It is available from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2020.  The post arises as the result of temporary curriculum need.  If the successful candidate is able to offer additional subjects beyond Sociology for which we have a timetable need when the interview takes place, a full time post would be available, otherwise the post will be part time.

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

Psychology and Sociology recruit strongly in the Sixth Form and typically have multiple classes in both Year 12 and Year 13. Excellent progress has been made by the Post 16 subject team in building students’ capacities as learners and providing structure and support materials for these courses.  The courses are well supported with good teaching materials.

The group of Social Science Post 16 subjects also contains Law, Politics, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation. It is led by the Post 16 Subject Coordinator and brings together the teachers of these various post-16 subjects to develop collaborative approaches to teaching and learning.

What We're Looking For

We seek to appoint a talented teacher able to teach Sociology to Key Stage 5. The ability to teach other subjects at KS5, i.e. Psychology, Health and Social Care (and KS4), Law, Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Media (and KS4), Film, Core Maths (Maths Studies) would be an advantage. Other subjects at KS3 and/or KS4, e.g. PSHCE, might also be an advantage.  The post can be between 0.70 FTE and full time, depending on the subjects offered.  Please make your preference for a full or part time post clear in your application.

Find out more about the School by visiting our website

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 Monday 22 April 2019 (by 10am). Please return your application form (and a Teaching Experience Sheet) by email direct to

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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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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