Applications are invited from charismatic, enthusiastic and suitably qualified teachers for this exciting, and rewarding post within our Mathematics department. It will be essential to be able to teach at KS3 & KS4; it would be desirable for the post holder to be able to teach at KS5. We would also be interested in hearing from candidates who can offer some teaching in other curriculum areas such as Business Studies, Economics or IT/Computing but this is not essential. We welcome applications from those seeking a part-time (minimum 0.6FTE) or full-time position, as well as from newly qualified and experienced 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 Sixth Form has approximately 425 students, many of whom join in Year 12 from other schools. Levels of attainment are high. The majority of students progress to university, including Russell group institutions and Oxbridge.
“The ethos and culture of the academy are outstanding. Pupils from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds, faiths, beliefs and values come together in an exceptionally harmonious environment where all are respected, valued and supported to do well.” Ofsted 2016.
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 part of Cathedral Schools Trust, we are able to offer a coherent and high quality provision of continuing professional development. This includes a comprehensive programme for newly and recently qualified teachers, as well as catering for more experienced colleagues to support career progression.
The Mathematics Department
Mathematics is one of the most successful subjects within Bristol Cathedral Choir School with regard to both uptake at A level and the external examination results. Collaboration across Cathedral Schools Trust means that there may well be opportunities to be involved in sharing good practice and developing mathematics with other schools. The department currently has ten members of staff who work closely together as part of a highly supportive team. Teachers have a tutor role within the pastoral system; the ability to contribute to other co-curricular areas of BCCS life will be welcomed.
We follow the Edexcel GCSE course and the AQA specification for A level in both Maths and Further Maths.
Elevate Programme in Mathematics
All students who are in care with the local authority or who have been previously in care benefit from additional small groups or one-to-one Mathematics lessons. The priority students have weekly contact with their academic Mathematics mentor where they are pre-taught the curriculum with the intent that they practise leadership skills in the classroom.
We currently run a Core Maths programme to Post 16.
Method of application
Please apply through TES.
Please include a letter of application in the online supporting statement section of your application. If you are willing to teach any other subject areas, it would be helpful for you to include this detail. Please state your preference for a full-time or part-time position.
Further information about the school can be found on our website. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head’s PA.
Applications: by 9am Monday 22nd March 2021
Interviews for shortlisted applicants : week commencing 29th March 2021
The logistics for interviews will be designed with appropriate secure COVID protocols in place, eg remote interviewing.
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.
Cathedral Schools Trust recognises the strength in diversity. Our schools have a wide range of cultural, socio economic and religious influences and we use this to ensure that we broaden our understanding of each other and the world. We welcome applications of all backgrounds but particularly welcome those from BAME backgrounds as we recognise that our staff team does not currently reflect the diversity of our student body.
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.