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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: Full time teaching

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher who will contribute to our future success of our History department.

What the school offers its staff

It is a very exciting and rewarding time to be working at Balcarras. Our latest GCSE grades were extraordinary and put us in the Top 30 comprehensive schools in the country based on the percentage of pupils gaining 5+ in English and Maths. At A level the picture was similar. We were listed by the Sunday Times as the second highest performing comprehensive school in the Southwest in Parent Power published in November 2023. It is this commitment to the highest academic standards, whilst at the same time being a caring and stimulating environment, that makes Balcarras feel different from anywhere else.

As part of the Balcarras Trust, our teaching staff have access to outstanding professional development networks including NPQs and ECTs if appropriate.

Balcarras is a great place to work, from staff football and wreath making sessions to Chinese cookery —Balcarras creates opportunities for staff cohesion. We recently ran a whole Trust staff inset on staff wellbeing that covered topics such as physical well being, mental well being, financial wellbeing and reducing workload . Both staff and pupils benefit from Buddy the school dog who is the one of best appointments ever made!

Further details about the role

Ofsted assessed Balcarras in 2005, 2009 and 2014 as ‘Outstanding’

in every category. Applications from both prospective ECTs and

experienced Teachers are welcome.

Excellent induction and further professional development is available.

Please read the letter to applicants and

the applicant pack for further information.



To apply, please send completed application forms to jobs@balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk

Closing Date for applications: Monday 19th February 2024, 9am

Interview date: Wednesday 28th February 2024

For further information about the post, please contact the school at the above e-mail address.

Commitment to safeguarding

Balcarras School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role will involve regulated activity with children. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Please also read the Recruitment Selection and Disclosure Policy within “How to apply” which includes our policy on recruiting ex-offenders. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of two satisfactory references.

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About Balcarras School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1383 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01242 515881

Balcarras School is an outstanding secondary school on the outskirts of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Arranging a visit to Balcarras School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ksa@balcarras.gloucs.sch.uk.

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