Spanish Teacher and EAL Coordinator, 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: Part Time
Salary: Teaching Salary
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Role

Are you our new Spanish Teacher and EAL Coordinator?  This is a part time temporary post to cover maternity leave.  It is available from 1 September 2019, and we expect the post holder to take a full academic year's leave.

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

The Languages Faculty is a forward-thinking and innovative team which strives to share their passion for languages with the students.  The Faculty has a strong track record of high achievement and engaging teaching and learning. The subject is taught in a specialist suite of rooms with excellent ICT facilities such as interactive whiteboards, data projectors in every room and a dedicated ICT suite. Teaching and learning are at the heart of what we do and the team is characterised by high standards and a willingness to develop as professionals through sharing our good practice with one another in a mutually supportive environment. By using the 'wave' method, we teach alternate years French and German and therefore maintain diversity and equal strength between the two languages.  All students learn a second language in Year 9 and can choose which language to take to GCSE. The effectiveness of this approach is demonstrated by the popularity of Languages across the Key Stages and by our excellent examination results. The success of the department meant that we expanded our provision of languages teaching to include Spanish at A level as well as a GCSE course.

What We're Looking For

This is an exciting opportunity for an appropriately qualified candidate who has the ability to teach Spanish at A Level.  Experience of working with students with English as an additional language or learning English as a foreign language would be advantageous to those candidates wishing to teach additional hours.  Willingness to support students entered for Home Languages could also be helpful.  The ability to teach a second language to KS3 would also provide additional hours.  We are looking primarily for an outstanding teacher of A Level Spanish and are happy to be flexible about the percentage of part time depending on the preferences and skill set of the successful candidate.

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 18 March 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 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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