Design Technology Teacher, Bristol, City of

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple SchoolBristol, City of

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Teaching Salary
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Role

Are you our new temporary DT Teacher?  This will be a part time temporary post from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 .  Additional hours may be available for a candidate who is able to offer a second subject for which we have a need at the time of the interviews.

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 82% of grades were at grade 4 (equivalent to a C) or above  this summer.  77% achieved a 4 or above in English and Maths.  Progress 8 is 0.37.  Sixth Form results are also high with a 99% pass rate and 83% at grade C or above (up from 81%).  24% got A* and A grades.  Most Sixth Form students continue on to Higher Education, including 5 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 within the field of DT.  The department is well resourced with specialist rooms and 2 technicians.

What We're Looking For

We seek to appoint a talented teacher able to teach DT.  We can accommodate a variety of specialisms. The opportunity to teach Product Design to Key Stage 5 may be available to a suitably experienced teacher. We are able to award additional hours to a candidate willing and prepared to teach another subject, for example, Health and Social Care, Sociology, English/Film, or PSHCE.  We would also be prepared to award additional hours for a candidate prepared to provide additional capacity in our Behaviour Suite.  We  welcome applications from candidates who would prefer to teach DT part time (likely to be approximately 0.50 to 0.60 FTE).

Find out more about the School by visiting our website

Why Work for Us

  • Excellent CPD opportunities (Teaching School)
  • Free parking on site (some restrictions apply)
  • Central location (a 10 minute walk from Temple Meads station) with excellent transport links to all parts of the city and beyond
  • Excellent support from middle and senior leaders
  • Friendly community
  • On site swimming pool

Application Process

The closing date for receipt of application forms is Wednesday 24 April 2019 (by 10am). Please return your application form (and a Teaching Experience Sheet) by email direct to

If you have not heard from us by the end of May, 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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