A talented Mathematics teacher is required to join a very dedicated and committed Maths Department on a full/part time basis from 1 September 2021. The successful candidate will be required to teach Maths at all levels as well as contributing to continuing developments within the Maths Department and the wider school. This opportunity is a fixed term contract until 31 December 2021.
The Maths Department teaches in modern purpose-built classrooms with electronic whiteboards and wonderful countryside views! Students are set by ability from when they join the school in Year 7, and regular monitoring ensures that they are appropriately challenged.
The Maths Department consistently produces excellent examination results year on year; in 2019 75% of students achieved Grade 4 (standard Pass) in English and Maths. Maths and Further Maths are very popular choice at A Level and many students then move onto maths based high education courses, including Oxbridge.
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
Backwell School is a part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Multi-Academy Trust. In 2020, Ofsted judged both the School and the Sixth Form to be ‘Good’. At present, the School has 1407 students in Years 7 to 11 and 310 in the Sixth Form.
Our Trust values excellence and collaboration and has a key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people. Backwell School also leads the North Somerset Teaching Alliance (NSTA) program for trainee teaching staff.
What we have to offer
Backwell School offers its staff a vibrant and stimulating teaching environment 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. Our induction programme is highly regarded and new teacher can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to professional development support.
Backwell School provides a fantastic benefits package inclusive of:-
• A contributory pension scheme
• A broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping and healthcare)
• Cycle to work scheme and on-site parking
• Wellbeing support
• As a Teaching School, we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.
How to apply
Before making an application candidates are asked to match their qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria listed on the job and person specification below.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 22 June at 9.00 am. Those who are successful from shortlisting, will be contacted to advise of the interview arrangements.
The Lighthouse Schools Partnership 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 underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.