Teacher of Science, Bristol

Closing date:

Gordano SchoolBristol

Date posted:
Start date: 01.02.18
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: TMS/UPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Part time 0.6fte 

Maternity Cover contract with effect from 1ST February 2018 until 31st January 2019 or earlier should the postholder returns to work sooner. 

Applications from candidates for a shorter term duration until 31.08.18 will also be considered. 

A recruitment & retention bonus may be available for a suitably experienced candidate.  

The School 

Gordano School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (multi-academy trust).  We have a reputation for success that is based on excellent teaching and high standards. We are proud to be a comprehensive school and value the success and achievement of every one of our pupils. We are a proud member of the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and were designated as a National Teaching School in September 2013.   

In April 2012 Gordano was judged to be Outstanding in all categories in an Ofsted inspection. Exam results are consistently very strong, with the Key Stage 4 program significantly above average again in 2017, and positive value added results at Key Stage 5.  

The Role 

For February 2018, we are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of Science to join our dynamic Science Faculty on a part time maternity contract. The vacancy would be ideally suited to a candidate with the ability to teach Science at KS3 and Biology at KS4.  We also welcome applications from other specialisms.  

This post would be equally suitable for NQTs and teachers with more experience.   

The successful candidate will be able to work successfully with students across the Key Stages. They will be expected to make a contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school and be prepared to be a creative and inventive member of the Faculty team, and demonstrate leadership skills developed to date.  

The successful candidate will be:

 • a strong classroom teacher

 • passionate about the role of Science in the curriculum

 • able to enthuse, engage and motivate students 

 • committed to high expectations and standards of work

 • a team player and willing to contribute to the wider life of the school 

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression. 

For more information including job details and an application form, please visit www.gordanoschool.org.uk   

Applications should be submitted by covering letter and application form (curriculum vitae optional) to the Acting Headteacher, Mr Tom Inman by:  

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 16th January 2018 

Interviews:  To be confirmed

Early applications are encouraged.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement.  

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.  

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: St. Marys Road, Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7QR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275 842606
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