We have an exciting opportunity for an inspiring and committed teacher to join Backwell School as part of our ‘Performing Arts’ faculty.
Our Performing Arts Curriculum Area encompasses Music, Dance and Drama teaching. The Drama department has great facilities, including a well-equipped theatre will full height stage, green room, lighting/directors box and a balcony. We also have a number of other drama spaces as well as a dedicated Dance Studio with sprung floor and a Theatre Technician.
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
The successful candidate will be responsible for the Drama department including managing its staff, resources and budget and leading teaching and learning and behaviour management strategies within the area. The Subject Leader will work closely with other subject leaders within the Performing Arts area, and across the school, as well as supporting and working with the Curriculum Leader for Performing Arts where appropriate.
Backwell School is a part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Multi-Academy Trust. In 2013, Ofsted judged both the School and the Sixth Form to be outstanding. At present the School has 1,300 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.
Backwell School provides a fantastic benefits package inclusive of:-
- A contributory pension scheme
- A broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping),
- Cycle to work scheme and on-site parking.
As a Teaching School, we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.
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 below.
The closing date for applications is Monday 3 February at 9.00am
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.