Teacher of English, Portishead, North Somerset

Closing date:

Gordano SchoolPortishead, North Somerset

Date posted:
Start date: 01.09.18 – 31.12.18 or earlier should the postholder return to work sooner
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TMS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

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 proud 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. In 2016 Progress 8 stood at 0.3 and the school was in the top 20% in almost all progress and attainment categories in FFT dashboard.

The Role

For September 2018, we are seeking a well-qualified, highly motivated and innovative Teacher of English on a temporary, full time maternity contract to work within our talented and successful English team, preferably with experience of teaching A Level English Literature.

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 successful candidate will: 

  • be a strong classroom teacher
  • be able to demonstrate commitment to quality of teaching and learning across all 3 key stages
  • be able to enthuse, engage and motivate students 
  • be a strong team player
  • preferably have experience and an interest in teaching A level English Literature although this is not a requirement
  • 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 job details and an application form, please visit www.gordanoschool.org.uk

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

Closing date: 9am, 4 June 2018.
Interviews: 8 June 2018. 

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.

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement.



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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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