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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    14 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Design and technology, Food Technology
Working pattern
Part time
27 hours a week.
Contract type
Maternity or parental leave cover (12 months or until the post holder has returned)
£25,714 - £41,604 pro-rata

Job summary

Backwell School is to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of Design Technology from Tuesday 26 April 2022. This a part time (0.7 FTE), fixed term position to cover a period of maternity leave and will last for twelve months or until the return of the post holder (if earlier).

The successful candidate will be able to teach Textiles and Food & Nutrition at KS3 and KS4 and Art Textiles to KS5.

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. Our induction programme is highly regarded and new teachers can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to career professional development support.

We also provide a fantastic benefits package to our employees including a contributory pension scheme, a broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a member of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership we have an extend programme of CPD across the Trust. We encourage sharing of best practice and mentoring both across Backwell School and the wider Trust.

To find out a lot more about the role, and before making an application, candidates are asked to read the full job details linked below so you can match qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria required for this position.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 31 January 2022. Those who are successful following shortlisting, will be contacted regarding interview arrangements.

Interviews will take place before the end of February.

Applying for the job

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1718 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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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