Educating 1200 students, The Bishop’s Stortford High School provides a single-sex education for boys in Years 7 to 11 and has a large, thriving co-educational sixth form, with over one hundred girls on roll. Last year 82% of our GCSE students achieved grade 4+ in both English and Maths, contributing to a Progress 8 score of +0.55, compared to a national average for boys of -0.29. At A-Level we had a 55% A* - B pass rate in 2018 and six students have received confirmed Oxbridge offers this year. We have a strong ethos, based on high expectations and standards for all, a committed and supportive staff who deliver high quality, engaging lessons and well-behaved students with excellent attitudes to learning.
We were graded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted in March 2017.
The school has a great reputation for sport, following much success in regional and national competitions in a number of disciplines and an enrichment programme that promotes mass participation alongside elite performance. We seek to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic and highly motivated teacher of Physical Education who consistently delivers good and outstanding lessons. The successful candidate will be able to promote the highest standards of achievement, show excellent commitment to extra-curricular sport and have a good knowledge and understanding of recent developments in teaching and learning. Physical Education is a popular choice at Key Stage 5 with students offered the opportunity to study either BTEC Sport or A-Level PE. GCSE PE is offered at Key Stage 4. Expertise in a range of different sports is desirable; however two of the following cricket, football or rugby would be essential.
Citizenship plays an integral part in the ethos of the School, which strives to nurture compassionate characters and citizens of integrity, innovation, imagination, humility and honesty. Thought-provoking Citizenship lessons on theological, ethical and philosophical matters are the foundation. The Department organises high profile guest speakers with a local, national or international reputation.
The successful candidate will spend approximately half of their teaching time in each subject. This is initially a positon for one year.The school provides a supportive environment in which both newly qualified and experienced teachers have excellent opportunities to develop their careers.
TBSHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our children and expects staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure Barring Service check and references are required for all successful applicants.