Are you our new Science Teacher? The post is full time and permanent and is available from either April or September 2018.
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.
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).
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.”
The Science team seek to deliver lessons which challenge all students by using a full variety of teaching and learning strategies. The student lies at the heart of the assessment process and we use a wide range of formative, evaluative and summative approaches to support them in their learning. We would welcome a colleague with a passion for science teaching who loves to see scientists of all abilities enjoying their science, learning actively and making rapid progress. We provide a variety of development opportunities including outreach to other schools.
Science is a friendly department with a well-qualified, committed team of subject specialists, who enjoy working collaboratively. The department is well supported with three technicians and has a large number of dedicated rooms which are all situated together.
Find out more about the School by visiting our website (www.smrt.bristol.sch.uk).
Please return your application documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 10 am Monday 20 November 2017