Our mission at Bristol Cathedral Choir School is to harness the power of our community, so that we all learn, grow and develop into the best versions of ourselves. This is because at BCCS we are: Gathered together, that all may thrive. We do this by living out our three core values in all that we say and do. These are: Kindness, Courage and Hope.
Applications are invited from charismatic, enthusiastic and suitably qualified teachers for this exciting, and rewarding post within our REP department. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, as we seek to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our student population. It will be essential to be able to teach at KS3, KS4 & KS5. We welcome applications from newly qualified and experienced teachers.
Bristol Cathedral Choir School is an academy that specialises in Music. The academy became part of the Cathedral Schools Trust (a Multi Academy Trust) in 2016. It serves students from all over Bristol and welcomes those of all faiths and none. We are proud of our diverse, tolerant and respectful community, which reflects Bristol’s demographic.
With a comprehensive intake, students present with a large range of additional educational needs. The proportion of students with an EHCP is well above the national average. Similarly the school welcomes a significant number of children who are looked after or previously looked after.
The Sixth Form has approximately 425 students, many of whom join in Year 12 from other schools. Levels of attainment are high. The majority of students progress to university, including Russell group institutions and Oxbridge.
The school received an overall judgement of “Outstanding” from Ofsted in January 2016 and is amongst the most oversubscribed schools in Bristol, with a trend of strong results in public examinations at both GCSE and A level.
As part of Cathedral Schools Trust, we are able to offer a coherent and high quality provision of continuing professional development. This includes a comprehensive programme for newly and recently qualified teachers, as well as catering for more experienced colleagues to support career progression.
BCCS is a special place, dedicated to meeting the needs and aspirations of all our students. We are rich in history, but forward looking. Academic and committed to educating the whole child. Unashamedly values driven, with passionate, talented and enthusiastic staff and governors, united by our mission to be ‘Gathered together, that all may thrive’. A school in the heart of Bristol, for all of Bristol. For those who share our values and beliefs, this is an exciting time to join us in our journey to transform lives through education.
Method of application
To apply please use the online application form.
Please include a letter of application in the online supporting statement section of your application. If you are willing to teach any other subject areas, it would be helpful for you to include this detail. Please state your preference for a full-time or part-time position.
Further information about the school can be found on our website
Informal enquiries may be made to the Head’s PA, Mimi Johnson, mjohnson(at)bristolcathedral.org.uk.
Closing date: Midnight, 29th January 2023
Interviews for shortlisted applicants to take place shortly after.
Please read further documents for further details about the role including the job description and person specification.
Please note that we will only consider applications through iTrent and will not consider CVs. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. The post is subject to satisfactory completion of all vetting checks including the provision of two strong references and an enhanced DBS check.
Due to the high levels of applications for roles at BCCS, we are unable to register receipt of applications. Candidates will be contacted if they are successfully shortlisted for an interview. If you have not heard from us by the interview date, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
We reserve the right to appoint before the deadline for an exceptional candidate.
At Bristol Cathedral Choir School we recognise the strength in diversity. Our school has a wide range of cultural, socio economic and religious influences and we use this to ensure that we broaden our understanding of each other and the world.
Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability or age, and maternity, marital or civil partner status. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.
Bristol Cathedral Choir 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.