Science Teacher - 0.8FTE to Full Time
Maternity cover, starting in September 2021
Bedminster Down School is looking for an excellent teacher to join our Science team on either a full time basis, or part time working at least a 0.8 FTE contract. The school is rated good by Ofsted, and we are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic teacher to help us support every one of our students to make the very best progress that they can. The successful candidate will be joining a friendly, hardworking and experienced department which is always looking to improve. They will teach across the ability range, delivering lessons in combined Science in KS3 and KS4 and potentially separate sciences in KS4.
We operate a 'Ready to Learn' behaviour system in the school and classroom behaviour is truly exceptional. Our consistent approach to behaviour management across the school ensures that any low-level disruption is dealt with rapidly and effectively. Our Senior and Pastoral teams manage the rare incidents of highly challenging behaviour, take all whole-school detentions and permanently staff the behaviour support rooms. This means that, as a teacher at Bedminster Down School, you have the ability to spend your work time on planning and delivering lessons which will maximize engagement and progress.
As a school we have developed new ways to assess progress and to feed back to pupils; we are putting more time into planning and differentiation and turning our backs on hours of book marking. Delivering live marking and impact marking strategies allows us to know exactly what our students need to do to progress and target appropriate work to deliver outstanding lessons. Our approaches are innovative, effective and time efficient.
We welcome applicants who are excited by challenge, including NQTs. As a school and Trust we provide staff with a wide range of professional development opportunities and work hard to support colleagues in becoming the very best teachers and leaders. Our NQT and RQT (recently qualified teacher) programmes allow staff to work with people from across the local area and to build a strong professional network. The support and development we offer to those new to teaching is second to none. Our Trust benefits platform also brings a number of fantastic advantages to our staff, giving you access to free healthcare and significantly reduced prices at a number of major retailers. We take staff well-being exceptionally seriously and are always looking for effective ways to support our staff both inside and outside of school.
We are keeping the application and interview process dynamic and will progress any application from suitable candidates as they apply. We want to hold all interviews on the school site; however, if you are unable to attend work at the moment we have set up systems to ensure that alternative options are still available via video conferencing. We are keen to ensure that you have as much information to proceed with your application as possible, so if you would like a conversation about either the academy or the position please contact Matt Eagon (Vice Principle) on 07809-762145 or by email. Full contact details can be located within the 'Apply Now' section; please login or register to view.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 26th April.
Interviews will be held in the week beginning 3rd May.
No CV's or agencies please
- Download the Job Description/Person Specification and Trust Job Pack
- Click on the 'apply button within the vacancy advertised on the WMAT iTrent Jobsite and complete and submit your online application before the closing date.
Wellsway Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Your suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. For this post, prior to appointment Wellsway Multi Academy Trust will apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, a Children's Barred list check, two satisfactory references, satisfactory pre-employment health screening and for Teachers, a Prohibition Check in relation to the children's workforce. In some settings a Declaration will be required in order to meet our obligations under the 'Disqualification under the Childcare Act 2006.
Bedminster Down School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced CRB check is required for all staff within the school.