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  • Job Title

    Teacher of English

  • Location

    Backwell

  • Posted

    14th January 2022

  • School

    Backwell School

  • Salary

    £25,714 - £41,604 per annum + TLR 2A £2,873

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic English teacher here at Backwell School. This is a full time position from 1 September 2022. The current post holder is leaving at Ea ...

  • Job Title

    Teacher of Design Technology

  • Location

    Backwell

  • Posted

    14th January 2022

  • School

    Backwell School

  • Salary

    £25,714 - £41,604 per annum

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Backwell School is to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of Design Technology from Tuesday 26 April 2022. This a part time (0.7FTE), fixed term position to cover a per ...

  • Job Title

    IT Technician

  • Location

    Backwell

  • Posted

    12th January 2022

  • School

    Backwell School

  • Salary

    £20,092

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    IT Technician Job Role: We are seeking an enthusiastic IT Technician to join our brilliant IT department on a permanent basis. Working under the direction of the Network manager, ...

  • Job Title

    Teacher of Design Technology

  • Location

    Backwell

  • Posted

    12th January 2022

  • School

    Backwell School

  • Salary

    £25,714 - £41,604

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Backwell School is to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of Design Technology from 1 September 2022 on a permanent full time basis. The successful candidate will be ab ...

  • Job Title

    Curriculum Leader of Humanities

  • Location

    Backwell

  • Posted

    12th January 2022

  • School

    Backwell School

  • Salary

    £25,714 - £41,604 + £10,082 (TLR 1B)

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    This is a rare opportunity to take a vital role at one of the most sought after schools in the South West. We are seeking an outstanding teacher to lead our Humanities Department ...

  • Job Title

    Curriculum Leader of Performing Arts

  • Location

    Backwell

  • Posted

    12th January 2022

  • School

    Backwell School

  • Salary

    £25,714 - £41,604 +£7,017 (TLR 2C)

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Backwell School has a fantastic opportunity for a creative and driven teacher to lead our Performing Arts Department – which has one of the best reputations in the South West. Thi ...

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Welcome to Our School!

I am delighted to be able to introduce you to Backwell School.

Backwell School is a wonderful place to spend your working day. We have a beautiful rural setting with the fabulous cultural opportunities of Bristol just a few minutes away. Our teachers are well-qualified experts in their subjects who love teaching and we have over 1700 fascinating and positive students who enjoy their learning.

Backwell School's reputation is as one of the most-sought after schools in the South West. What makes this school special is that it provides consistent academic excellence, yet remains a school whose hallmarks are friendliness, belief in the breadth of opportunity for all and a real sense of community.

The success of the school can be measured by excellent academic results and by its record of helping students to subsequent destinations in education and employments that are challenging and fulfilling. We feel it is equally important to measure our success by the range of opportunities our students experience. We place huge value on the wider curriculum both inside and outside the classroom. At Backwell we believe in promoting respect and tolerance to create an inclusive community of which young people are proud to feel a part of - even many years after they leave the school.

Jon Nunes - Headteacher

Our Values

Our values are detailed in our Backwell School Charter.

Our staff believe that every individual has different skills and potential; we believe that their success must be nurtured, valued and celebrated wherever it may occur. No young person should miss out on a successful, rewarding and happy time at school. 

Our students achieve not only academic success but they also take part in a wide and exciting range of experiences in and out of the classroom: theatrical, musical, artistic, technical, outdoor and just plain fun! Sport, too, is an area of major success for our students and our teams and individual students consistently win competitions and trophies across a whole range of sports.

We expect a lot from our students, we expect them to work hard, play hard and behave well. We ensure that our students develop a strong sense of right and wrong and actively uphold the values of tolerance and mutual respect.

Working for Us

This page talks about the many benefits to working at Backwell School.

Pension Scheme

All contracted staff are entered into either the Teachers Pension scheme or the Local Government Pension scheme (whichever is appropriate).

LSP Rewards

All employees of the LSP have access to the rewards gateway. This includes multiple discounts on shoppings, services including many high street stores, gyms and holiday providers. 

Healthcare and Employee Support

Services and subscriptions are offered to staff, including a 24 hours advice hotline via the LSP rewards system. 

Cycle to Work

Employees have the option to partake in the cycle to work scheme which not only provides a tax benefit to employees but also a health benefit. 

Car Parking on-site

Free parking is available for staff on-site. 

Catering Facilities

We currently operate three dining facilities on-site, providing a variety of hot and cold food options.  The food is provided by Aspens and is reasonably priced, healthy and delicious!

CPD

Backwell School places a high priority on professional development for all staff and in collaborating with other schools. Having been initially a Beacon School, then a Training School it became a National Teaching School in 2012 and now heads up the North Somerset Teaching Alliance. It is also a National Support School, providing collaborative support to other secondary schools as part of the area’s system leadership model.

Local Area

Backwell & Nailsea Train Station is within walking distance to the school.

Backwell Leisure Centre is situated next to the school. Facilities available for use include a swimming pool and squash courts.

Backwell is only 7 miles away from Bristol, a thriving cultural city. 

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership

We are part of the The Lighthouse Schools Partnership for further information regarding the trust please click here.

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership is a Multi-Academy Trust with schools across the age range from Nursery to Sixth Form. Our Trust includes both community and Church of England schools and we also have three Teaching Schools amongst our number so that we can make the professional development of our staff a top priority.