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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 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.
This page talks about the many benefits to working at Backwell School.
All contracted staff are entered into either the Teachers Pension scheme or the Local Government Pension scheme (whichever is appropriate).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.