A talented Mathematics teacher is required to join our Maths Department on a full time basis from 4 January 2021 (or before if possible). This a fixed term position to cover a period of maternity leave and will last for a twelve months or until the return of the post holder if earlier.
The successful candidate will be required to teach Maths to GCSE and the ability to teach A Level material would be of benefit. They will also contribute to continuing developments within the Maths Department and the wider school.
The Maths Department teaches in modern purpose-built classrooms with electronic whiteboards and wonderful countryside views! Students are set by ability from when they join the school in Year 7, and regular monitoring ensures that they are appropriately challenged.
We offer our 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 teachers can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to career professional development support; therefore this post is suitable for either an experienced teacher or new entrants to teaching. There is considerable support available for new members of staff, both within the Mathematics Department and in the school.
The school has thriving extracurricular activities in all areas, and staff are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school. Backwell School students take part, and achieve very well, in regional and national mathematics competitions supported by department staff. Teachers are encouraged to run clubs for students around either personal interests or subject areas and the school has a wide range of these taking place. Staff are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities.
We also provide a fantastic benefits package to our employees including a contributory pension scheme, a broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. Backwell School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership. This offers us curriculum collaboration and support opportunities with Chew Valley and Gordano School. We also have a Trust-wide Professional Development Team organising a wide range of staff training and development.
All members of teaching staff are expected to act as tutors within the pastoral unit system. Newly qualified teachers may be asked to assist rather than take sole responsibility for a group.
Backwell School is a large comprehensive school with over 1700 students of which 350 are in the Sixth Form. Judged by Ofsted as Good in January 2020 the school has an excellent reputation in the local area and is oversubscribed in regards to student applications. Our latest Ofsted report can be read here.
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.
We are committed to providing a comprehensive education for all our young people and this ethos is summarised in the Backwell School Charter.
To make an application please fill in the online application.
The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Monday 8 November 2021. Those who are successful, following shortlisting, will be contacted regarding interview arrangements.