Teacher of English, Portishead, Bristol

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Gordano SchoolPortishead, Bristol

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TMS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A TLR may be available for a suitably qualified candidate

The School

Gordano School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (Multi-Academy Trust). We have a reputation for success that is based on excellent teaching and high standards. We are proud to be a comprehensive school and value the success and achievement of every one of our pupils. We are a member of the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and were designated as a National Teaching School in September 2013. 

In April 2012 Gordano was judged to be Outstanding in all categories in an Ofsted inspection. 2017 results have again shown the school to be ‘Above Average’ in progress at both Key Stage 4 and 5.

The Role

For September 2018, we are seeking a well-qualified, highly motivated and innovative Teacher of English on a permanent and full time contract to work within our talented and successful English team. Experience and/or a preference of teaching A Level English Language or Literature would be welcomed.

We hope to appoint someone who is ambitious and as committed to creative and compelling teaching as we are. 

This role is suited for an NQT or more experienced teacher. The possibility of a Faculty TLR for ‘Teaching and Learning’ exists for a suitably qualified candidate.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a strong classroom teacher
  • be able to demonstrate commitment to quality of teaching and learning across all three key stages, ideally encompassing experience of English Language or      Literature at A-Level
  • be able to enthuse, engage and motivate students 
  • be a strong team player
  • be willing to be involved in the extra-curricular life of the school.

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

For more information including an application form, please visit www.gordanoschool.org.uk 

Applications should be submitted with covering letter and application form (curriculum vitae optional) to the Headteacher, Mr Tom Inman. 

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 22nd March 2018

Interviews: 13th April 2018 (provisional)

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement’ or ‘we reserve the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.


Job location

More about Gordano School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: St. Marys Road, Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7QR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275 842606
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