11 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Drama, English
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
MPS/UPS £25,714-£41,604

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly talented ECT or experienced teacher, who wishes to make a real impact in this “truly exceptional school” where “behaviour is outstanding” (Ofsted).
From September 2022, we are seeking to appoint a highly committed, dynamic and motivated colleague to join our outstanding Drama and English departments in this high-achieving school.

• The ability to plan and deliver well-structured, engaging and purposeful lessons in line with department and school policies
• Evidence of excellent achievement across all Key Stages in Drama and English
• A passion for learning with the motivation to develop, in imaginative and forward-thinking ways, the depth of students’ learning
• A self-motivated and reflective teacher who is keen to develop further and to work collaboratively with staff
• A team player who has excellent organisational skills, enthusiasm and good humour
• A teacher who is willing to contribute to the vibrant extracurricular offering we have in the departments

• Excellent Drama and English Departments with GCSE and A Level results well above the national average with experienced and committed colleagues
• An English department with excellent teaching resources housed in a brand new building
• A Drama department where lessons are delivered in a new theatre and in two studio spaces adjoining the theatre. There is also access to teach in the school hall complete with Proscenium stage
• Enthusiastic, hardworking and responsive students
• Employee benefits including an Employee Assistance Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme

Applying for the job

• Please do not use the TES or Gloucestershire County Council application form. Please use The Cotswold School Application Form which can be downloaded via our website
• Please complete the application form in full to ensure that full consideration can be given to all candidates and to comply with legal requirements relating to recruitment in schools
• Please do not include a CV or write ‘see CV’ in any sections on the form
• Please ensure that you include the title of the post that you are applying for (Section 1)
• Please provide an explanation for any gaps in chronological dates relating to education and employment history (Sections 4,5 & 6)
• If you are not writing a covering letter to submit with your application, then please complete Section 10, in full
• Please provide full details of two referees (Section 11)
• Both declarations (Sections 15 & 16) must be signed and dated
• Once completed, please return your application form by email to Mrs H Price, HR & Admin Manager, personnel@thecotswoldschool.co.uk
• If returning by post, please send to Mrs H Price, HR & Admin Manager, The Cotswold School, The Avenue, Bourton on the Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL54 2BD
• The closing date and time must be strictly adhered to
• All information given will be treated as confidential

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1398 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About The Cotswold Academy

The Cotswold School based in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, is an outstanding, caring secondary comprehensive school. The School is a highly popular, happy and successful 11-18 Academy school set in beautiful, rural surroundings between Cheltenham and Oxford. At the School is an incredible group of staff who do go that extra mile to provide our pupils with an outstanding education. Our values of friendship and knowledge underpin all our activities across a broad spectrum of subjects and extra-curriculum offerings.

The Cotswold School has earned a superb reputation, locally and nationally, consistently appearing among the top state schools at both GCSE and A Level for many years.

Here is an overview:

Inclusive values
The values of friendship and knowledge, symbolised on our school badge, underpin all our learning and development activities and also ensure that we support the wellbeing of our students and staff. A non-selective school, we have a fabulous parent and carer community, who are supportive of and engaged with their children’s learning.

Excellent outcomes
Thanks to excellent student outcomes, we are the second-highest ranked comprehensive in the South West; and in the UK’s top 30 non-selective co-educational secondary schools, according to the influential Sunday Times 2020 Parent Power league tables. We have been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in the last four consecutive inspections.

Building the future
We continue to build on our success: we opened a Sixth Form centre in 2018 to support our thriving 16-18 provision; a fully refurbished gymnasium in 2019; and a £5.8 million 10-classroom space and modernised science labs are due in 2021. Pupil intake increases by 30 places in Year 7 from September 2021.

Outstanding learning and development
Our ethos is simple: a commitment to excellent teaching and aspiration, which drives progress and attainment. Children who learn with us thrive academically and also personally, with opportunities to take part in a huge range of extra-curricular clubs; writing competitions and debates; performances; community fundraising; student leadership; and careers events.

Aspirations and destinations
The great majority of our students stay with us into the Sixth Form and progress, in many cases, to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, and a variety of other prestigious destinations.

The Cotswold School is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school. It is an excellent place to teach, learn and develop; to share best practice and support the progression of fellow professionals and students.

Arranging a visit to The Cotswold Academy

If you are applying for a job with us, we encourage you to come and see the school for yourself
Contact Mrs H Price, HR & Admin Manager, if you have any questions about your application and to arrange a visit (personnel@thecotswoldschool.co.uk)

School location

The Avenue, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BD

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