Assistant Headteacher (Community), Bristol, City of

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St Mary Redcliffe and Temple SchoolBristol, City of

Date posted:
Start date: 9 April, 4 June or 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L17 - L21 (currently £58,389 - £64,417)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you our new Assistant Headteacher?  The post is available from 9 April, 4 June or 1 September 2018.  The current post holder is retiring.

The School

We are a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1650 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 around 600 students taken from our own school and from many other schools across the City.

The School is proud of its academic record, and 84% of GCSE grades were at grade C/Level 4 or above (up from 78%) this summer.  87% of students achieved a Level 4 or above (equivalent to a C) in English and Maths.  Sixth Form results are also outstanding with a 99% pass rate and 81% at grade C or above.  32% got A* and A grades (up 5%).  Most Sixth Form students continue on to Higher Education, including 9 taking up Oxbridge places this year.

We are a National Support School (since July 2013) and a National Teaching School (since March 2014). The Headteacher is a National Leader in Education. The 2015 Ofsted comments capture our passionate commitment to providing opportunity for all staff to develop. “Staff are encouraged to develop leadership roles, including working with, and helping to improve, other local schools. All leaders contribute extremely well to improving teaching and learning.” “The school invests heavily and productively in ensuring that staff and leaders have every opportunity to develop their expertise for the benefit of students. Professional development for staff is extremely well planned and implemented; it is linked closely to teachers’ targets for improvement.” 

Inspection Reports

The School was judged in January 2012 and again in April 2015 to be outstanding by Ofsted, in each and every category. We were judged outstanding in three church school (SIAMS) inspections (2007, 2012 and March 2017).

The Role

This is a positive time to join the School and take up the post as it offers a good balance of established good practice to build on, a supportive, friendly and effective team and interesting new challenges to address. It will prove an ideal post for a proactive, intelligent, hardworking team player with a passion to ensure that the worship and community life of the School is the very best it can be and enhances achievement. The role will provide plenty of opportunities for personal development and responsibility and could be an ideal step towards headship.

There are two important aspects to this Assistant Headteacher role. The post holder will be responsible for coordinating the worship in the School and will lead on all communication and organisation that enhances the community life of the School.

The Headteacher will work closely with the post holder to jointly develop a coherent vision in these two very important areas that make our School so distinctive and successful.

The whole of the School Leadership Team (SLT) and middle leaders are very supportive of this key role. All members of SLT contribute to assemblies and to whole school services and to supporting our community vision. The post holder will line manage our Chaplain and our Values in Practice (ViP) Coordinator (responsible for Citizenship and PSHE). Our Chaplain is a young, enthusiastic, popular and creative lay person who also leads youth work at a local church.

Find out more about the School by visiting our website

Application Process

Please return your application documents (application form, teaching experience sheet and A4 sheet as specified in our covering letter) by email to

Closing date for receipt of applications is 10 am Tuesday 16 January 2018.

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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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