Applications are invited from highly professional, enthusiastic and well-qualified teachers for this exciting and rewarding post.
The ability to teach KS3 and KS4 English and to connect with disadvantaged students is essential. An ability to teach A Level English Language or Literature would also be desirable. Applicants should be able to demonstrate excellence in their approach to teaching and learning in the classroom.
We welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified teachers.
Bristol Cathedral Choir School is an academy that specialises in Music. The academy became part of the Cathedral Schools Trust (a Multi Academy Trust) in 2016. It serves students from all over Bristol and welcomes those of all faiths and none. We are proud of our diverse, tolerant and respectful community, which reflects Bristol’s demographic.
With a comprehensive intake, students present with a large range of additional educational needs. The proportion of students with an EHCP is well above the national average. Similarly the school welcomes a significant number of children who are looked after or previously looked after.
The school received an overall judgement of “Outstanding” from Ofsted in January 2016 and is the most oversubscribed school in Bristol, with a trend of strong results in public examinations at both GCSE and A level.
As a Teaching School, we are able to offer a coherent and high quality programme of continuing professional development.
The Department of English is led by Mr Ian Barraclough and currently consists of nine members of staff. Examination results consistently reflect outstanding progress.
Key Stage Three English
All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are allocated eight periods of sixty minutes in English over a two week timetable. Students are taught in five House groups of mixed ability. There is a further support set in each year for students who are struggling to meet the minimum national expectations for their age group. Whilst following a course drawn from the National Curriculum and structured according to the Revised Framework for English, teachers are actively encouraged to teach creatively. In the absence of the KS3 SATS, our students currently complete standardised assessments each term.
Key Stage Four English
All students at KS4 study a course in GCSE English Language and English Literature (AQA). They are allocated eight periods of sixty minutes over a two week timetable. The Year groups of 150 students in Years 10 and 11 are each divided into six sets, corresponding to higher, middle and lower ability. To enable movement of students between sets at any given time, teachers pursue a common course structure. The vast majority of our students are entered for examinations in both English Language and English Literature.
All students who are in care with the local authority or who have been previously in care benefit from additional small group or one-to-one English lessons. The priority students have weekly contact with their academic English mentor where they are pre-taught the curriculum with the intent that they practise leadership skills in the classroom.
Key Stage Five English Literature and Language
Students are allocated eight periods of sixty minutes per week. Students follow the OCR English Literature specification and/or the AQA English Language specification. We aim to deliver courses that are assured and confident and that are able to satisfy the students’ thirst for extended knowledge at this level.
Method of application
Please include a letter of application in the supporting statement section of your application.
Further information about the school can be found on our website and informal enquiries may be made to the Head’s PA, Mimi Johnson.
Applications should be received by midday Friday 9th October 2020
Successful applicants will be called to interview on Friday 16th October 2020
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts at Cathedral Schools Trust are subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, initial and periodic enhanced level checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Bristol Cathedral Choir 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 particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.