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  • Expected start date

    4 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    8 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    20 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months or until the post holder has returned)
£25,714 - £41,604 pro-rata

Job summary

A talented Mathematics teacher is required to join our Maths Department on a full time basis from 4 January 2021 (or before if possible). This a fixed term position to cover a period of maternity leave and will last for a twelve months or until the return of the post holder if earlier.

The successful candidate will be required to teach Maths to GCSE and the ability to teach A Level material would be of benefit. They will also contribute to continuing developments within the Maths Department and the wider school.

The Maths Department teaches in modern purpose-built classrooms with electronic whiteboards and wonderful countryside views! Students are set by ability from when they join the school in Year 7, and regular monitoring ensures that they are appropriately challenged.

We offer our 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. At Backwell School, we prioritise staff wellbeing; planning time is generous with full time teachers teaching a maximum of 51 lessons out of 60. Our induction programme is highly regarded and new teachers can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to career professional development support; therefore this post is suitable for either an experienced teacher or new entrants to teaching. There is considerable support available for new members of staff, both within the Mathematics Department and in the school.

The school has thriving extracurricular activities in all areas, and staff are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school. Backwell School students take part, and achieve very well, in regional and national mathematics competitions supported by department staff. Teachers are encouraged to run clubs for students around either personal interests or subject areas and the school has a wide range of these taking place. Staff are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities.

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. Backwell School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership. This offers us curriculum collaboration and support opportunities with Chew Valley and Gordano School. We also have a Trust-wide Professional Development Team organising a wide range of staff training and development.

All members of teaching staff are expected to act as tutors within the pastoral unit system. Early qualified teachers may be asked to assist rather than take sole responsibility for a group.

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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

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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