Teacher of Sociology with KS4 Psychology
Start date: September 2022
Pay Scale: M1 – UPS3 (£25,714 - £41,604)
Part Time: 0.4 FTE
This is an exciting opportunity to teach in one of the most popular and successful subject areas in Redland Green School and the North Bristol Post-16 Centre. The Social Sciences Department comprises a broad range of subjects and qualifications, including GCSE, A-Level’s and BTEC’s. The team is made up of a group of highly experienced and very supportive staff who enjoy introducing students to the social sciences and encouraging and developing their critical thinking and academic skills. We pride ourselves on our collegiality and the enthusiasm we have for our subjects, and our creative and rigorous approach to pedagogy and assessment. Our students are motivated and high achieving, with the vast majority of our students going on to higher education. The role primarily involves teaching A-level sociology and GCSE psychology, with the potential to teach A-level psychology or BTEC Health and Social Care in the future. We welcome all applicants with a background in the social sciences and experience in teaching sociology especially.
Redland Green is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within our school community. This includes diversity in every sense of the word, including those with different backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, age, religion, sexual orientations and disabilities. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce. Our facilities are fully accessible
Redland Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
About Redland Green School:
Redland Green School is part of the Gatehouse Green Learning Trust and is a high performing comprehensive school serving the local area of Redland in north Bristol. We are an 11-19 school with around 460 students in our Post-16 learning community, which we run with Cotham School. Our core values are really important to us and are built upon the pillars of Respect, Ambition, and Responsibility which underpins everything we do at RGS.
We are passionate that RGS has an environment where staff are keen to develop at whatever stage they are in their careers. We ensure a range of opportunities are available for staff in their professional development at RGS and offer outstanding opportunities across the MAT for staff and students to progress and contribute to the school’s continuing development. Staff wellbeing and work life balance is very important to us and we work hard to ensure that this is a high priority throughout the school.
As a school we achieve very high outcomes for our students but we also recognise that the personal development of our students is equally important. Students at RGS benefit from a wealth of different life experiences and opportunities and in doing so develop the confidence, self-esteem, and resilience necessary in later life. Our house system and vertical mentor groups provide individual care, support, and guidance. While our excellent co-curricular provision offers a weekly afternoon of Enrichment opportunities for all students, as well as sporting and musical opportunities and international trips. As an inclusive school we have a high number of students with statements of special educational needs and enjoy an effective co-located partnership with Claremont School to the benefit of students from both schools.
We are committed to building a professional and vibrant learning community where every member of staff sees themselves as a learner and contributes to the continued development of the school. We are looking for highly motivated staff members who have the creative energy to make the most of the opportunities available, as well as the resilience to cope with the challenges of working in teams and creating the very best climate for learning for our young people.