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Teacher of English

TMS/UPS. Full-time. Permanent contract. 1 September 2022.

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 pride ourselves on the very high quality support for colleagues at all stages of their career through internal and external CPD, including our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership’s Centre of Professional Development, with staff involved across all levels of NPQ programmes. We maintain significant involvement in Initial Teacher Training and deliver comprehensive ECT induction in association with the Five Counties Teaching School Hubs Alliance and Ambition Institute. Our very large staff body allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles at all levels.

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 a well-qualified, highly motivated and innovative Teacher of English to work within our talented and successful English team. The ability to teach English Language at A’Level is desired.

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. 

Interested candidates should display the following:-

  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Ability to develop excellent relationships with pupils and staff
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work in a team
  • Commitment to using ICT as a teaching tool
  • Commitment to high expectations and standards of work
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to adopt differing teaching styles
  • Creativity in bringing ideas to the faculty
  • Enthusiasm for and willingness to participate in or lead trips

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.

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

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 19 May 2022

Interviews: w/c 23 May 2022

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