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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - From 17 April 2023 until 14 April 2024 or earlier should the postholder return to work sooner

Pay scale

TMS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of Biology (maternity cover) to join our dynamic and highly successful Science Faculty.

This post would be equally suitable for ECTs and teachers with more experience.

The successful candidate will be able to work successfully with students across the Key Stages and will have the opportunity to teach to A Level. They will be expected to make a contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school and be prepared to be a creative and inventive member of the Faculty team, and demonstrate leadership skills developed to date.

The successful candidate will be:

  • a strong classroom teacher
  • passionate about the role of Science in the curriculum
  • able to enthuse, engage and motivate students
  • committed to high expectations and standards of work
  • a team player and willing to contribute to the wider life of the school

What the school offers its staff

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.

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About Gordano School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
2111 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01275 842606

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 few years, where we have been incredibly proud of the response from our brilliant staff, children and families to the Covid pandemic.

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