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Teacher of Science (Maternity Cover)

Bristol Cathedral Choir SchoolBristol, City of

Applications are invited from charismatic, enthusiastic and suitably qualified teachers for this exciting, and rewarding maternity cover role within our Science department. It will be essential to be able to teach sciences at KS3 & KS4 and Biology at KS5. We welcome applications from newly qualified and experienced teachers.

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 Science Department 

There is a thriving, supportive, well-resourced and ambitious science department at BCCS. It is well served by expert subject specialist teachers. Outcomes of attainment, progress and destinations are outstanding. A large number of students continue from Year 11 or join from other schools to study A Levels at Post 16 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students secure places at a range of competitive destinations including Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

Key Stage 3:

Students study Combined Science in their timetable.

Key Stage 4:

Students are set to take Separate Sciences or Combined Science following AQA specifications

Key Stage 5:

Students follow AQA specifications 

Method of application

Please include a letter of application in the online supporting statement section of your application. Please give details of the sciences and key stages  that you are offering to teach. Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of the vacancy. The person specification will be used for shortlisting purposes. 

Further information about the school can be found on our website 

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

Applications should be received by 9am Wednesday 19th May 2021

Successful applicants will be called to interview on the week beginning 24th May 2021. Interviews will take place at the school with appropriate secure COVID protocols in place. 

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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