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Female Teacher of PE

Backwell School, Bristol

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Physical education
Working pattern
Part-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months or until the post holder returns)
£25,714 - £36,961 (pro-rata)

Job summary

We seek to appoint a qualified and specialist teacher of Physical Education from April 2021. This post is suitable for a newly qualified teacher as well as those with experience. Note: In accordance with the Equality Act 2010. It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a female. This post is to provide maternity cover for a possible 12 months or until the post holder returns.

The successful applicant would be able to teach Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4 core PE, level 2 GCSE PE, Sports Studies and A level PE. You will join a strong and very committed PE team of seven specialist teachers. The department offers an excellent range of PE provision both within the curriculum and as part of an extensive of extra-curricular programme.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the existing extra-curricular clubs and fixtures, and have the drive to expand these opportunities further. Our facilities include a newly built modern sports hall, gymnasium, weights room, extensive grass pitches and hardstanding, floodlit outdoor areas providing netball courts as well as use of an off-site swimming pool and squash courts.

We are looking for someone who can:
• be an inspirational classroom teacher who is dedicated to provide high quality teaching and learning.
• drive students to raise standards to achieve at all levels; and
• demonstrate commitment to the values and core beliefs of Backwell School

What we have to offer
Backwell School offers its staff a vibrant and stimulating teaching environment and there is a broad range of professional support available for new members of staff both within the department and in the wider school. At Backwell School we prioritise staff wellbeing; planning time is generous with full time teachers teaching a maximum of 51 lessons out of 60. Our induction programme is highly regarded and new teacher can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to professional development support.

Backwell School provides a fantastic benefits package inclusive of:-
• A contributory pension scheme
• A broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping and healthcare)
• Cycle to work scheme and on-site parking
•Wellbeing support
•As a Teaching School, we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

Interviews will be planned after the next anticipated Government update regarding the reopening of schools. Those who are successful from shortlisting, will be contacted to advise of the interview arrangements.

Backwell School 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 are unable to accept CVs as an application submittal. Our school adopts Safer Recruitment practice and requires all our applicants to fill in a LSP Application Form via E-Teach.

Applying for the job

We ask that candidates to fully review the information pack before applying for the post.

To apply, please fill in an application form via Eteach.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1732 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Backwell School

Backwell School is a large, vibrant, very popular mixed comprehensive school situated in Backwell, North Somerset, about 6 miles south of Bristol. Backwell School is a part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Multi-Academy Trust. In 2020, Ofsted judged both the School and the Sixth Form to be ‘Good’. At present, the School has 1,700 students in Years 7 to 11 and 380 in the Sixth Form.

Our Trust values excellence and collaboration and has a key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people. Backwell School also leads the North Somerset Teaching Alliance (NSTA) program for trainee teaching staff.

Backwell School became an academy in 2011 and joined the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP) multi-academy trust in January 2018. The LSP currently consists of two other large local secondary school as well as many primary schools in the local area. We have strong links with colleagues in the Trust which allows us to create CPD, collaboration and information sharing opportunities.

Backwell School is situated in an attractive semi-rural location to the south of Bristol. Backwell itself is a village with a strong sense of community and the school is located next door to the leisure centre with swimming pool. Other nearby towns include Nailsea, Yatton and Portishead (listed in the top 10 suburbs in the UK) and staff live in locations such as these or in Bristol itself. The South West is a beautiful part of the world with excellent links to London and the North. Devon, Cornwall and Wales are within easy reach and Bristol Airport is only 3 miles from Backwell.

Arranging a visit to Backwell School

Due to government lockdown, we are limiting onsite visits to the school. Please review our school website: to gain further information of our school.

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School location

Station Road, Bristol, BS48 3BX

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