Drama and English Teacher St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, Bristol

Job description

Thank you for your interest in this key post as a temporary full or part time Drama and English Teacher, which is available from 1 September 2020. As a maternity cover post, this fixed term contract will last for a maximum of 52 weeks or until the post holder returns should this be earlier. She is currently expected to take a full-year’s leave.
The English Faculty is a large, dynamic, successful one with a culture of reflection on the quality of teaching and learning. Theatre Studies and Drama are popular subjects within the English Faculty. There is a well-equipped Drama Studio.

Essential educational requirements

Relevant degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate will teach A Level Theatre Studies and Drama GCSE, and potentially English for those candidates applying for a full time post. We are looking for a candidate with a passion for Theatre Studies and Drama able to inspire students and give them a love of the subjects. The School has a rich range of extra-curricular activities available to students and we would be delighted to support the successful candidate’s ideas for activities in this area. The School productions of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, ‘Hairspray’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Guys and Dolls’, and ‘Beauty and the Beast’, have played to sold out audiences and had an enthusiastic reception.


About St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple is a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1700 students, serving families from the whole of greater Bristol and beyond. We are located at the heart of the city and have a diverse student community with considerable parental support. 52% of students in the main school are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and 21% of students have been recorded as being entitled to Pupil Premium funding. We educate relatively high numbers of Children in Care. Our diversity is a strength and something we celebrate. The Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre currently houses over 600 students taken from our own school and from many other schools across the City. The School is proud of its academic record and 80% of GCSE grades were at grade 4 (equivalent to a C) or above. 85% of students achieved 5 or more grade 4s or above. 41% of students achieved 3 or more grade 7s or above (equivalent to an A). Sixth form results are high with a 98% pass rate and 75% at grade C or above. 24% got A* and A grades. Most sixth form students continue on to Higher Education, including 8 taking up Oxbridge places. The School was judged in January 2012 and again in April 2015 to be outstanding by Ofsted in each and every category. Ofsted judged Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Achievement of Pupils, and Sixth Form Provision, all as Outstanding. We were judged outstanding in three church school (SIAMS) inspections (2007, 2012 and March 2017). Ofsted remarked that “Church school status makes an important and distinctive contribution to the school’s exceptionally positive values and beliefs. Leaders and the highly effective governing body ensure that students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are given the highest possible priority.” “The promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is extremely impressive and contributes enormously to the welcoming ethos of the school. Equality of opportunity is vigorously promoted; discrimination in any form is not tolerated. Students are highly reflective about matters of faith and personal responsibility; their social awareness is remarkably perceptive.”

Address
Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT
Phase
Secondary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
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