Teacher of History, Bristol

Closing date:

Gordano SchoolBristol

Date posted:
Start date: Required for September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
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  

With effect from 1st September 2018, we are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging teacher of History, who also has the ability to teach a second subject, to join a high achieving Faculty on a full time and permanent contract. We are a forward thinking Faculty that aims to challenge and engage students from Year 7 through to Year 13.

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

The successful candidate will be: 

  • a strong classroom teacher 
  • willing to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours of Gordano School 
  • able to enthuse, engage, motivate and challenge students to raise standards and achievement at all levels 
  • willing to commit to the community ethos of the school through extra-curricular contribution 
  • support towards achieving NQT assessments will be given.

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 Acting Headteacher, Mr Tom Inman by:  

Closing date: 9am, 2nd March 2018 

Interviews: 7th March 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 and the School reserves the right to interview and/or 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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