We seek to appoint a female * qualified and specialist teacher of Physical Education from April 2021. This post is suitable for a newly qualified teacher as well as those with experience. This position will be for a fixed term contract.
*Note: In accordance with the Equality Act 2010. It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a female.
The successful applicant would be able to teach Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4 core PE, level 2 GCSE PE, Sports Studies and A level PE. You will join a strong and very committed PE team of seven specialist teachers. The department offers an excellent range of PE provision both within the curriculum and as part of an extensive of extra-curricular programme.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the existing extra-curricular clubs and fixtures, and have the drive to expand these opportunities further. Our facilities include a newly built modern sports hall, gymnasium, weights room, extensive grass pitches and hardstanding, floodlit outdoor areas providing eight netball courts and six netball courts, as well as use of an off-site swimming pool and squash courts.
We are looking for someone who can:
• be an inspirational classroom teacher who is dedicated to provide high quality teaching and learning.
• drive students to raise standards to achieve at all levels; and
• demonstrate commitment to the values and core beliefs of Backwell School
Backwell School is a part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Multi-Academy Trust. In 2020, Ofsted judged both the School and the Sixth Form to be ‘Good’. At present, the School has 1,700 students in Years 7 to 11 and 380 in the Sixth Form.
Our Trust values excellence and collaboration and has a key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people. Backwell School also leads the North Somerset Teaching Alliance (NSTA) program for trainee teaching staff.
What we have to offer
Backwell School offers its staff a vibrant and stimulating teaching environment and there is a broad range of professional support available for new members of staff both within the department and in the wider school. At Backwell School we prioritise staff wellbeing; planning time is generous with full time teachers teaching a maximum of 51 lessons out of 60. Our induction programme is highly regarded and new teacher can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to professional development support.
Backwell School provides a fantastic benefits package inclusive of:-
• A contributory pension scheme
• A broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping and healthcare)
• Cycle to work scheme and on-site parking
• Wellbeing support
• As a Teaching School, we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.
How to apply
Before making an application candidates are asked to match their qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria listed on the job and person specification.
The closing date for applications is Friday 5th March at 9.00 am. Interviews will be planned after the next anticipated Government update regarding the reopening of schools. Those who are successful from shortlisting, will be contacted to advise of the interview arrangements.
Backwell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are unable to accept CVs as an application submittal. Our school adopts Safer Recruitment practice and requires all our applicants to fill in a LSP Application Form via E-Teach
Backwell Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.