Design Technology Teacher, Bristol, City of

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St Mary Redcliffe and Temple SchoolBristol, City of

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Teaching Salary
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Role

Are you our new Design Technology Teacher?  The post is part time and temporary to cover maternity leave and is available from 1 September 2018.

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 84% of grades were at grade C/Level 4 or above (up from 78%) this summer.  87% 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.

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 Design Technology Faculty is a thriving, dynamic and supportive environment in which to work. The Design Technology Faculty currently offers Product Design, Textiles, and Food Preparation and Nutrition at KS4 and Product Design, Textiles and Food at KS5 and regularly achieves outstanding results. The Faculty encourages a ‘risk taking’ culture in their teaching and learning as they look to innovate to provide exciting and novel learning experiences for their students. Our KS3 curriculum also includes the teaching of graphics and systems and control and ensures that the Design Technology department provides a forward thinking, modern, exciting approach. The School is committed to creative subjects as part of its Christian vision. We are also committed to gender equality with the field of DT. The department is well resourced with specialist rooms and has a team of 5.2 FTE specialists and 2 technicians.

What we're looking for

We seek to appoint a talented teacher able to teach DT to Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. We can accommodate a variety of specialisms. The ability to teach another subject, e.g. PSHCE, may be an advantage. 

Find out more about the School by visiting our website

Application Process

The closing date for receipt of application forms by the Headteacher's PA is 10am Monday 9 April 2018. When providing details of your referees you must include their e-mail address. Please return your application form (and a Teaching Experience Sheet) by email direct to It would be helpful if you could return your completed application as soon as possible.

Interviews will be scheduled during week commencing 16 April 2018 (likely to be Monday 16 April).

We do not acknowledge postal applications. If you have not heard from us by the end of April, 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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