3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    2 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    31 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Physical education
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months or until the post holder has returned)
£25,714 - £41,604

Job summary

We seek to appoint a female *qualified and specialist teacher of Physical Education from 2nd September 2021. This post is suitable for a newly qualified teacher as well as those with experience. This post is to provide maternity cover for a possible 12 months or until the post holder returns. *Note: In accordance with the Equality Act 2010. It is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a female.

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 eight netball courts and six 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
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.

Applying for the job

Please apply via visiting our Eteach page.

If you have any questions regarding the role please call the school on 01275 463371 and ask to speak to Mrs Stokes.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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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. We have a long-standing reputation for combining academic success for students of all abilities with a fully rounded and enriching educational experience. In 2008 and again in 2013 both the school and the Sixth Form were rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted.

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. For many years, Backwell has placed great importance on providing high quality teacher training and professional development. It became a Training School in 2003 and a Teaching School in 2012, leading the North Somerset Teaching Alliance.

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.

School location

Station Road, Bristol, BS48 3BX

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