We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Maths teacher to join us here at Backwell School. This is a full time permanent position 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 position would suit either an ECT, a newly qualified teacher or an experienced teacher. An additional TLR is possible for the right candidate.
You will join a strong and very committed Maths Department of 14 teachers. The department is good humoured with a robust team ethic, working collaboratively to develop the curriculum, ensuring that schemes of work and interventions are effective and that students make the best possible progress. Maths and Further Maths at AS and A Level are popular subject choices. Experience of teaching Maths up to Key Stage 5 is beneficial but not essential.
We offer our staff a vibrant and stimulating teaching environment (also many of our Maths classrooms have wonderful views!) 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.
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.
The school has thriving extracurricular activities in all areas, and staff are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school. 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; for example we often have teams competing in the UK National Maths challenge with Backwell students performing well.
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.
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. 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 are committed to providing a comprehensive education for all our young people and this ethos is summarised in the Backwell School Charter.
To find out a lot more about the role, and before making an application, candidates are asked to read the full job details linked below so you can match qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria required for this position.
The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Monday 10 October 2022. Those who are successful following shortlisting, will be contacted regarding interview arrangements.