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Teacher of Business Studies

TMS/UPS. Part-time. 0.4 FTE, minimum (negotiable with the successful candidate). Temporary, maternity cover. Starting 1 September 2021 for 12 months unless the postholder returns to work earlier.

The School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of over 350 students that is strongly integrated into the school and offers significant opportunities for Post-16 teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We have a record of considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic and vocational routes.

We value our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and our role as a Teaching School in delivering high quality support and development for colleagues, both new to the profession and more established. Our size allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

We were judged Outstanding in all categories in our last Ofsted inspection, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than in the last year, where we have been incredibly proud of the response from our brilliant staff, children and families to the Covid pandemic.

The Role

We are seeking an inspirational, well-qualified and highly motivated and Teacher of Business Studies to work within our talented and successful Social Science faculty. The ability to teach A Level Economics and/or Vocational Business courses would be welcomed but is not essential.

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 with a real commitment to high quality teaching and learning.
  • be able to enthuse, engage and motivate students
  • Be a reflective practitioner and always be willing to improve
  • 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), 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 by:

Closing date:  9am Tuesday 31 August 2021*

Interview date: TBC

*Early applications are strongly encouraged and will be considered on receipt.  We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to identify an appropriate candidate.

 

Gordano School is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils and expects all staff to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity.

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 encourage applications from under-represented groups.