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Teacher of History

Station Road, Backwell, North Somerset, BS48 3BX
Backwell School
Full Time
£25,714 - £41,604
22nd September 2022
Start Date
1st January 2023
10th October 2022 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
1st January 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1272330

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated History teacher to join Backwell School on a permanent contract from 1 January 2023.

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 able to teach History at all key stages and is suitable for ECTs and newly qualified teachers as well as those with experience. The ability to teach another subject would be beneficial.

You will join a strong and very committed History Department, which is based within the wider Humanities area at Backwell School. The department has a great team ethic, with a focus on collaborative planning and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Ensuring that every student enjoys History and reaches their full potential in the subject is at the core what we strive to do. Experience of teaching Edexcel GCSE History and AQA ‘A’ Level History would be helpful, but not essential.

Backwell School, part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Multi-Academy Trust, 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.

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 offers its 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. We also offer enrichment opportunities to students, supported by school staff including the A level History Trip to Berlin.

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 teacher can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to professional development support.

All members of teaching staff are expected to act as tutors within the pastoral unit system. We have a 20 minute tutor period at the start of each school day which comprises of student wellbeing checks, administration and teaching of Personal Development (PSHE) materials as well as assemblies from the Heads of House and the School Leadership Team.

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, electric car scheme, fitness suite access and on-site parking.

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 10 October at 9.00am. Those who are successful following shortlisting, will be contacted regarding interview arrangements.

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.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership – Backwell School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in our community to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. As part of the shortlisting process an online search will be carried out. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.

We are also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups.

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