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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    6 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Key stage
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (7 months)
MPS (£25,714 - £36,961) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package

Job summary

Full-time, fixed term until 31/8/22 to start as soon as possible.

MPS (£25,714 - £36,961) per annum + Health Cash Plan and Benefits package

Merchants’ Academy is a 3-18 Academy sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. The Academy is well resourced, and staff and their development is a priority

Applications are invited from high quality candidates to join an exciting and committed team at Merchants’ Academy.
We are looking to appoint a positive, hardworking, skilled and ambitious practitioner who wants to make a real difference to children’s lives and is ready and able to take on a role teaching our children and working in harmony with staff, families and other key stakeholders.

Candidates for this post should be:
• Passionate about how children learn best with a genuine belief that all children can succeed.
• Creative and adaptable, with a good sense of humour.
• An innovative practitioner who values and can support enquiry and curriculum development
• Can work positively within a team setting.
• A confident professional, keen to share their knowledge and understanding with others and committed to ongoing professional development.

In addition, the successful candidate will have a passion for working with children alongside a deep pedagogical knowledge of teaching and learning to help children realise their academic potential as well as a commitment to enhancing the life chances of the children in the community which we serve.

In return we can offer you:
• A genuine opportunity to make a difference where it is needed.
• Well-resourced classrooms, necessary IT equipment and structured administrative support.
• A fantastic community of children, parents and carers who deserve the best.
• To join a wonderful team and have every opportunity to further your professional development and career with an excellent benefit package including; Wellbeing Health Cash Plan, Retail Discounts, ICT Loans, Professional Induction Incentive plus others.
If you are hardworking, reflective, committed, and looking to further develop your talents and skills at Merchants’ Academy then we would love to receive an application from you.

Closing date: Thursday 20th January 2022 at 9:00. Interviews: TBC

Please note due to the expected volumes of applications it may not be possible to acknowledge or respond to all applicants.

Merchants’ Academy is part of Venturers Trust and is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all staff.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 18
Education phase
Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1192 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18

About Merchants' Academy

Merchants’ Academy Primary consists of approximately 330 children who we take from Nursery to Year 6. There are three areas which include the Early Years Foundation stage, Key Stage one and Key Stage two. There is a two form entry from Nursery to Y4 and then one form entry in Y5 and Y6. Our primary team is enthusiastic, exciting and eager to develop new ideas.
We follow Maths Mastery, in maths, which is a national programme that comes from London. It is built upon the Shanghai and Singapore principles where students are encouraged to use concrete manipulatives to solve equations before moving to the pictorial representation of an equation and finally to the written equation. The programme uses specific vocabulary and students are encouraged to speak in full sentence. There is a six part lesson, which includes a talk task and a written task as well as very prescriptive transitions between working at the floor and then to tables. This has been extremely successful for us and the programme is now being picked up by other schools locally and within the trust. There is also a maths meeting lesson which consists of repetition of basic skills for 15 minutes per day. All teaching staff have had national training for this programme.
In Literacy we follow the Read Write Inc. programme for phonics and students are taught in 13 different small groups run by teachers and TAs. When students finish this scheme, they move to the Literacy and Language programme which we adapt with aspects of Talk for Writing. Spelling and grammar also take a major part in our teaching and there are SPAG meetings outside of the literacy lesson, similar to the Maths Meeting.
Our afternoon curriculum consists of topic based learning with the foundation subjects as well as sport, music, and intervention groups. We are currently adapting and improving our wider curriculum so pupils have access to lessons which are relevant and aspirational.
We like to enrich the curriculum with special events and writing weeks. We have a science week and an art week built in each year. As well as this we like taking part in special events like Book day, Anti-Bullying Week and other charity events. We have super trips where the children visit places of interest related to their topic and trips this year have included Kidzania in London, The Wondercrump Roald Dahl Exhibition in Cardiff, Chocolate World in Birmingham, a visit to Matilda the production (London), the Bristol Aquarium and Folly Farm.
We have all sorts of clubs that take learning even further; the kind of clubs that a pupil can expect to experience are sports clubs, dance, Bikeability, ukuleles, Lego club, art club, mindfulness and an out and about group as well as lots of other groups that change from term to term. Our aim is for our students to experience what a child might experience in any other area of the city.

School location

Gatehouse Avenue, Bristol, BS13 9AJ

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