Teacher of English

Backwell School, Bristol, BS48 3BX

This job expired on 31 January 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 January 2022

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£25,714 - £41,604 pro-rata

Teacher of English job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic English teacher here at Backwell School. This is a full time position from 1 September 2022. The current post holder is leaving at Easter so there is the possibility of an earlier start if convenient for the right candidate. The successful candidate will have strong experience as an English teacher and the desire to undertake a leadership role: this position comes with a TLR as English KS5 Coordinator. The experience of teaching English at all key stages and/or key stage coordinator responsibilities is beneficial but not essential. English Language and English Literature are popular at A Level and the successful candidate will have responsibility, alongside the Curriculum Leader for English, to lead and oversee this area of our curriculum along with driving recruitment to these subjects. 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 9.00 am 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 Term 3.

Additional allowances

TLR 2A £2,873

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About Backwell School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1725 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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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.

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