About Us

Bristol Metropolitan Academy is moving into its ninth year and has gone from strength to strength since opening.

It was well documented in 2014 that our results were the third highest in the country for progress, and it was right that this exceptional achievement on the part of students and staff was recognised. It will interest readers to know that following on from this spectacular success Bristol Met has continued to have outstanding progress scores.  In 2016, based on progress made by students, Bristol Met was the best choice of school in the city to educate a secondary aged child, securing the best ‘Progress 8’results.  In 2017 we secured 2nd place in the city and have our sights set firmly on the top spot again.  Our exceptional achievements are now not just a case of one year of great results, but a consistent picture.

When Ofsted visited the Academy in January 2017 we secured ‘Outstanding’ judgements in two of the four categories, with solid ‘Good’ judgements in the other two areas.  There were very few areas identified for us to work on; however, we never settle and are never complacent and these areas form the basis of our ongoing improvement planning.

Bristol Met is characterised by energy, enthusiasm and a strong sense of community; we wear our uniform with pride and share a set of core values, The Metropolitan Way, which underpin all that we do. The years at school are few and precious, and it is important that students at Bristol Met have a strong sense of belonging and a belief in their right and their ability to achieve highly. Our staff are dedicated to ensuring that every student’s needs are met within and beyond lessons, and we are committed to working effectively with our students and their parents to achieve this goal. Together with our partners in the Cabot Learning Federation, we are making a positive difference to our students’ lives.

Academy Vision and Ethos

The Metropolitan Way

Bristol Met has excellent learning at the core of every activity it undertakes and is committed to providing a learning experience for students and staff which rivals the best practices in the UK and the wider world. Bristol Metropolitan Academy works in partnership with students, staff, parents, the community and the CLF Federation. Under the 4 headings:

  • High Standards, High Aspirations, High Expectations,
  • Learning-centred, Student-centred,
  • Friends Together,
  • A Pride in Community,

BMA Ethos and Values

BMA constantly strive to be a place where:

High standards, high aspirations, high expectations:

  • every child matters
  • high levels of attendance, punctuality and behaviour are the norm
  • there are core values and clear and easy rules for everyone to follow
  • we all work hard and are relentless in our pursuit of excellence
  • there are no excuses for underperformance; we have high expectations of everything we do
  • we achieve results at least in line with the best schools and Academies in the country
  • there is a healthy spirit of competition
  • important people visit to see our work and learn from us

Learning centred, student centred:

  • learning is at the centre of everything we undertake
  • learning is focused on developing the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes we need now and in the future
  • there is recognition that everyone wants to learn – it is a basic human need.
  • learning is personalised for the individual
  • learning is fun, exciting and interactive
  • we can learn new skills and follow courses that offer a personal challenge
  • there is a flexible timetable which allows scope for student choice, practical learning and intensive and large-scale activities.
  • learning opportunities are also available off-site
  • performance data is used effectively to inform practice and hone learning and teaching styles

Friends together:

  • it is calm, safe and friendly
  • we are noticed, respected, cared for and heard
  • people are happy, have fun and want to be here; there are bursts of laughter
  • there are equal opportunities for all
  • we are inclusive and feel valued

A pride in community:

  • there is open, honest and frequent communication throughout the organisation
  • different cultures co-exist; we respect and understand ourselves, each other and our environment
  • we have a positive attitude and are all good ambassadors for the Academy
  • we contribute to the success of the whole Academy and have the courage to be different
  • everyone can take pride in the Academy, the achievements of those who learn and work here and its high-quality environment
  • we host community events and have a good relationship and positive image within the community
  • we can get a decent lunch and there is opportunity to sample and celebrate the food from other cultures

For students, this means that it is a place where:

  • there are fairly applied, meaningful rewards for positive behaviour and consequences for negative behaviour
  • we have high independence and responsibility for our own learning
  • we are fully prepared for life beyond the Academy
  • we are prepared to become fully functioning members of the local and global communities
  • we have access to a programme of extension and enrichment which includes extra-curricular activities
  • we can buy resources to facilitate our learning
  • we have access to relevant PSHE and citizenship education, counselling and advice (including relationships, sex and drugs education)
  • we are inspired to develop ourselves and take leadership
  • we ensure that our appearance is in line with school expectations
  • we understand our own challenging targets and how best to achieve them
  • we support each other in our learning and the pursuit of our goals
  • our destiny is in our own hands

For staff, this means it is a place where:

  • there are high levels of professionalism and respect
  • we are totally committed and work really hard in a team that supports each other
  • we lead by example
  • we ensure there is a high degree of consistency in our practice
  • we are accountable for our performance and that of the students with which we work
  • it is a safe place to work and be successful, with great opportunity for continuing professional development
  • we understand that students are children who are still growing and developing; children make mistakes and need to be nurtured and supported through this aspect of their learning.
  • we retain the faith that every young person is able to achieve and that we have a crucial role to play in this process

Join Us

CURRENT OPENINGS



  • Job Title

    Religious Studies and Humanities Teacher

  • Location

    Bristol

  • Posted

    15th April 2021

  • Salary

    M1 £25,714 - UPS 3 £41,604 (experience dependent)

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    We are looking for a passionate and inspiring qualified Religious Studies and Humanities Teacher to join our supportive and talented team at Bristol Metropolitan Academy. We are a ...

Working for Us

Our Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation and benefits from all the advantages of being part of a group of academies.

Children visit other academies for sports and other events such as language or science activities. Students from the secondary academies visit us for to perform drama and take part in sports activities, as well as lead some of them. We share good practice between academies and teachers from all academies in the Federation visit the other academies for professional development.

Here at the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF), we like to celebrate. We celebrate exam results, collaboration, achievement, innovations and new ideas; we celebrate the determination of our students; we celebrate the amazing role played by staff; and we celebrate the efforts and successes of our team.

We celebrate the small achievements and the big. But far from being self-congratulatory, we are always looking to learn, to improve education and to make a positive difference for students and their families. And that's where you come in.

At the CLF, we value your experience, skills, expertise and ideas. We expect you to help us to be the very best education provider, and in return we will listen and support you to take your career in whichever direction you choose.

With the CLF you can be a leader, find solutions, become an expert, close the gaps and inspire and influence. The range of roles and opportunities in the CLF is as diverse as the communities we serve.

Or you may simply want to fulfil your defined role to the very best of your abilities.

Whatever our individual aspirations, together we make education real every day, in a very individual sense for each student. We learn each day from colleagues, students, families and local communities and we embrace our values and take pride in our work.

Talent Pool

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Cabot Learning Federation

The Cabot Learning Federation is a partnership of schools that is sponsored by Rolls Royce PLC and The University of the West of England (UWE). It now sponsors twelve academies in Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Weston super Mare and Bath. This means that we are responsible and accountable for the education of 5600 students between the ages of 3 and 19 and for the employment and support of over 1200 staff.

Our vision is based upon our mission of "collaboration for outstanding achievement" and the work that is now shared between our schools at senior and middle leadership level, teachers and support staff underpins this every day. All of our staff are employed by the CLF and this enables us to give colleagues the opportunity to work in more than one academy either for their own development or because the skills that they have are needed by more than one of our schools.

The Cabot Learning Federation enters 2015 with a new CEO, Steve Taylor. Steve has played a major part in the development of the federation, both as Principal of Bristol Metropolitan Academy and Executive Principal of the CLF: We are moving forward into the next era with confidence, building on the success of our 3-19 collaboration and continuing to change the face of learning and community cohesion for the areas in which our academies are located.

For more information and vacancies for Cabot Learning Federation please click here.

Information For Applicants

All applications must be submitted using our CLF application form as we do not accept CVs. Our application form aims to capture your career information.

If there is anything we can do to help make the application process easier, please contact us at hr@clf.cabot.ac.uk

Please note due to the high volume of applications if you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date you should deem that your application has not been successful