Teacher of Design & Technology, Bristol

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Bristol Cathedral Choir SchoolBristol

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: CST Pay Spine - Main Scale + TLR 1 (£2,718)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Bristol Cathedral Choir School

Teacher of Design & Technology

CST Pay Spine - Main Scale + TLR 1 (£2,718) 

Required from 1st September 2019

Full time/Part time

Applications are welcome from newly qualified or experienced inspirational, enthusiastic and motivated teachers to teach Design and Technology across Key Stage 3 and 4. This will involve teaching AQA DT: Design and Technology at GCSE. We are interested in candidates who could also offer another subject area including Art, Graphics, Textiles or ICT. The role comes with a TLR 1 for suitable candidates. 

The School

Bristol Cathedral Choir School is a state funded academy. As a Cathedral School, the core values are derived from Christian teachings; we welcome those of all faiths and none and we are proud of our diverse, tolerant and respectful community. The school has a unique and historic city centre site combining ancient and new buildings. School assemblies and events regularly take place in the cathedral; the cathedral choristers are educated at the school. There are currently 630 students in Years 7-11 and 340 students in the sixth form. The school is the most oversubscribed in the city. Student outcomes are excellent at all key stages and this post offers an exciting opportunity to work with motivated pupils within the framework of a supportive and successful faculty. BCCS received an outstanding Ofsted grade at its last inspection. 

The Role

The successful applicant will have the skills and attributes to have a real impact upon learning, ensuring that all students achieve or exceed their potential. The successful candidate will be the main teacher of DT in the school and responsible for the department. There is an opportunity to lead the subject, design an appropriate curriculum and raise the profile of DT in the school. The ability to teach a range of Art, Graphics, ICT or Technology curriculum areas would be an advantage. The successful candidate may line manage staff who support the subject. All teachers have a role within the pastoral system as tutors; the ability to contribute to other extra-curricular areas of BCCS life will be welcomed. 

The successful candidate will have strong classroom management skills and excellent subject knowledge. They will be creative and innovative and have high expectations of students. Ensuring that the department has a relentless approach to ensuring the highest Health and Safety standards will be a priority.

The DT Department

At KS3 DT is taught alongside Art and Textiles in a curriculum carousel. At KS4 students may opt for GCSE DT: Design and Technology.



There may be a TLR available for suitably qualified candidates in line with agreed responsibilities 


Method of application

Please apply through TES. 

Further information about the school can be found on our website.

Informal enquiries may be made directly to the school.

Applications should be received by 17th March 2019.

Interviews will be held on 27th March 2019.


Please note that all posts at the School are subject to initial and periodic checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service as the school takes every measure possible to ensure the safeguarding of its students.

Job location

More about Bristol Cathedral Choir School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: College Square, Bristol, Avon, BS1 5TS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 353 5000
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About Bristol Cathedral Choir School

The Cathedral School was founded in 1140 and refounded in 1542; the older buildings form part of the monastic buildings of St. Augustine's Abbey. BCCS is situated adjacent to the cathedral along Anchor Road. New b...