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Teacher of Mathematics (Maternity Cover)

Bristol Cathedral Choir SchoolBristol, City of

Applications are invited from charismatic, enthusiastic and suitably qualified teachers for this exciting, and rewarding fixed-term post (maternity cover) within our Mathematics department. It will be essential to be able to teach at KS3 & KS4; it would be desirable for the post holder to be able to teach at KS5. We would also be interested in hearing from candidates who can offer some teaching in other curriculum areas such as Business Studies,  or IT/Computing but this is not essential. We welcome applications from those seeking a part-time (minimum 0.6FTE) or full-time position, as well as from newly qualified and experienced teachers. 

The school

Bristol Cathedral Choir School is an academy that specialises in Music. The academy became part of the Cathedral Schools Trust (a Multi Academy Trust) in 2016. It serves students from all over Bristol and welcomes those of all faiths and none.  We are proud of our diverse, tolerant and respectful community, which reflects Bristol’s demographic.

With a comprehensive intake, students present with a large range of additional educational needs. The proportion of students with an EHCP is well above the national average. Similarly the school welcomes a significant number of children who are looked after or previously looked after.

The Sixth Form has approximately 425 students, many of whom join in Year 12 from other schools. Levels of attainment are high. The majority of students progress to university, including Russell group institutions and Oxbridge.

“The ethos and culture of the academy are outstanding. Pupils from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds, faiths, beliefs and values come together in an exceptionally harmonious environment where all are respected, valued and supported to do well.”  Ofsted 2016.

The school received an overall judgement of “Outstanding” from Ofsted in January 2016 and is the most oversubscribed school in Bristol, with a trend of strong results in public examinations at both GCSE and A level.

As part of Cathedral Schools Trust, we are able to offer a coherent and high quality provision of continuing professional development.  This includes a comprehensive programme for newly and recently qualified teachers, as well as catering for more experienced colleagues to support career progression.

The Mathematics Department

Mathematics is one of the most successful subjects within Bristol Cathedral Choir School with regard to both uptake at A level and the external examination results. Collaboration across Cathedral Schools Trust means that there may well be opportunities to be involved in sharing good practice and developing mathematics with other schools. The department currently has ten members of staff who work closely together as part of a highly supportive team. Teachers have a tutor role within the pastoral system; the ability to contribute to other co-curricular areas of BCCS life will be welcomed.

Years Seven and Eight

The students come from a large number of different primary schools and thus come to the school with a wide and varying background of mathematical experience. We have a five form entry which will begin as all-ability and move to set classes in their first term.

Years Nine, Ten and Eleven

Years 9, 10 and 11 have five sets, with two working towards the higher tier of entry of the Edexcel GCSE course, one crossover set and two parallel foundation classes. The core text is Activeteach, but this is greatly augmented through other resources.

Year Twelve and Thirteen

We follow the AQA specification for A level in both Maths and Further Maths. The aim of these two years is not only to draw the best out of each student in terms of a final grade, but also to develop mathematicians who enjoy the subject and have the ability to question and think for themselves.

Elevate Programme in Mathematics

All students who are in care with the local authority or who have been previously in care benefit from additional small groups or one-to-one Mathematics lessons. The priority students have weekly contact with their academic Mathematics mentor where they are pre-taught the curriculum with the intent that they practise leadership skills in the classroom.

Core Mathematics

We currently run a Core Maths programme to Post 16.

Method of application

To apply please use the online application form.

Please include a letter of application in the online supporting statement section of your application. If you are willing to teach any other subject areas, it would be helpful for you to include this detail. Please state your preference for a full-time or part-time position.

Further information about the school can be found on our website

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head’s PA, Mimi Johnson,

Applications: by 9am Wednesday 19th May 2021

Interviews for shortlisted applicants : week commencing 24th May 2021

The logistics for interviews will be designed with appropriate secure COVID protocols in place, eg remote interviewing.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts at Cathedral Schools Trust are subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, initial and periodic enhanced level checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Cathedral Schools Trust recognises the strength in diversity. Our schools have a wide range of cultural, socio economic and religious influences and we use this to ensure that we broaden our understanding of each other and the world.  We welcome applications of all backgrounds but particularly welcome those from BAME backgrounds as we recognise that our staff team does not currently reflect the diversity of our student body.

As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we ask that all applications are made using our application form and are accompanied by an equal opportunities form. The equal opportunities form is anonymous and is not shared with the shortlisting panel.

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