Teacher of English & Media

The Castle School, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 1HT

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    16 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



MPS 1 - 6

Teacher of English & Media job summary

Join us in Providing a Great Education for Every Child

CSET is committed to equal opportunities and encourages applicants from all backgrounds and communities, as we recognise the importance and benefit this has for our pupils.

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Teacher of English and Media Studies to join our Faculty at The Castle School, Thornbury on a permanent basis from September 2022. The postholder will be paid on MPS.

This role would be suitable for an ECT.

We are easily commutable from across Bristol, Gloucester and South Wales with excellent links to both the M5 and M4.

About us

At the Castle School we are a collaborative and supportive team of teachers with a wide range of experience and expertise. We pride ourselves on having a fully resourced, pre-planned curriculum which teachers are encouraged to adapt to suit their own teaching styles. We are constantly striving to improve upon and develop our schemes of work in order to ensure the best outcomes and maximum engagement from all our students.

Here at The Castle School we are also passionate about encouraging reluctant readers and driving forward literacy through the implementation of regular reading sessions.

About the role

You will teach both English and Media Studies across Key Stages three, four and five. Your primary role will be to support and challenge all students to achieve their full potential and achieve academic success through strong classroom practice. You will be expected to contribute to the priorities of the English and Media Studies team, including the quality of curriculum, teaching and learning and assessment. You will also be expected to act as a role model to all students - upholding the school values, and at all times promoting the safety and welfare of young people in accordance with CSET/School policies and procedures and any associated guidance.

About you

The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic, passionate and a real team player who is seeking to hone their subject knowledge and pedagogy and demonstrates a willingness to learn. You will be able to demonstrate initiative in your role, as well as being agile so as to meet changing needs in your environment. You will be ICT proficient and have an excellent knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum. You will be able to build effective relationships and be a positive role model for the students. We welcome applications from NQTs.

We can offer you:

Commitment to CPD and development of all staff including collaborative support and instructional coaching to allow teachers to thrive
A clear curriculum vision and focus on evidence-based practice
Commitment to inclusivity and fostering of diversity
Values and vision that are lived not laminated
Open and honest culture

To register your interest in joining CSET please complete the application form by 9am on 6th June 2022.

Interviews will take place week commencing 6th June 2022.

To keep up to date with all of our latest current opportunities please visit our E-Teach Talent Pool

Further details and additional information about our school may be viewed on our website.

Please know that depending on the number of applications received we may decide to close the advert early. If you do not hear from us by a week after the closing date then please assume that you have not been shortlisted for an interview. We wish you all the best in your future and ask that you join our E-Teach Talent Pool so as to keep up to date with all of our latest current opportunities.

Safeguarding Statement
CSET is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post, which will include an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the children’s workforce and a Children’s Barred List check.

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About The Castle School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1511 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Here at The Castle School, situated in the leafy suburbs of Thornbury, we are proud of our strong track record of academic achievement and pastoral care for our students. We are passionate about teaching and learning; our students’ experience of education has a long-lasting impact and prepares them for life beyond school.
At the heart of what we do is our vision to be an exceptional school at the heart of the community where every student has the curiosity, skills and confidence to make the world a better place.
We value kindness, fairness and aspiration and expect that our students and staff will work hard, will be kind and will be respectful to one another.
We’re proud of our vibrant, thriving Sixth Form that continues to demonstrate and sustain academic and vocational success.
Following our latest Ofsted inspection in November 2021, we remain a ‘Good’ school. The report said of the Headteacher and Senior Leaders: ‘together they have ensured high standards in pupils’ behaviour. They have gained the confidence of the staff.’

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