Full time  - Maternity Cover Contract

05.11.18 – 31.12.18 or earlier should the postholder return to work sooner


The School

Gordano School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (multi-academy trust).  We have a reputation for success that is based on excellent teaching and high standards. We are proud to be a comprehensive school and value the success and achievement of every one of our pupils. We are a proud member of the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and were designated as a National Teaching School in September 2013.

In April 2012 Gordano was judged to be Outstanding in all categories in an Ofsted inspection. For the last three years Progress 8 scores at Key Stage 4 have been significantly above the national average and in 2018 we have achieved record outcomes at Key Stage 5.

The Role

We are seeking a well-qualified, highly motivated and innovative Teacher of English on a temporary, full time, maternity contract to work within our talented and successful English team.

We hope to appoint someone who is ambitious and as committed to creative and compelling teaching as we are.

This role is suited for an NQT or more experienced teacher. 

The successful candidate will:

  • be a strong classroom teacher
  • be able to demonstrate commitment to quality of teaching and learning.
  • be able to enthuse, engage and motivate students
  • be a strong team player
  • be willing to be involved in the extra-curricular life of the school

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

Applications should be submitted with covering letter and application form (curriculum vitae optional) to the Headteacher, Mr Tom Inman at by:

Closing date:  9am Friday 5 October 2018

Interviews: w/c 8 October 2018


Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.

 Early applications are encouraged.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement’ or ‘we reserve the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate