4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    22 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type
Fixed term (3 months)
£25,714 - £41,604 pro-rata

Job summary

 A talented Mathematics teacher is required to join a very dedicated and committed Maths Department on a full/part time basis from 1 September 2021. The successful candidate will be required to teach Maths at all levels as well as contributing to continuing developments within the Maths Department and the wider school. This opportunity is a fixed term contract until 31 December 2021. 

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.  

The Maths Department consistently produces excellent examination results year on year; in 2019 75% of students achieved Grade 4 (standard Pass) in English and Maths. Maths and Further Maths are very popular choice at A Level and many students then move onto maths based high education courses, including Oxbridge.  

We are looking for someone who can: 

• be an inspirational classroom teacher who is dedicated to provide high quality teaching and learning.  

• drive students to raise standards to achieve at all levels; and  

• demonstrate commitment to the values and core beliefs of Backwell School  

Backwell School is a part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Multi-Academy Trust. In 2020, Ofsted judged both the School and the Sixth Form to be ‘Good’. At present, the School has 1407 students in Years 7 to 11 and 310 in the Sixth Form.  Our Trust values excellence and collaboration and has a key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people. Backwell School also leads the North Somerset Teaching Alliance (NSTA) program for trainee teaching staff. 

What we have to offer 

Backwell School offers its 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 teacher can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to professional development support.  

Backwell School provides a fantastic benefits package inclusive of:- 

• A contributory pension scheme 

• A broad employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping and healthcare) 

• Cycle to work scheme and on-site parking 
• Wellbeing support •  As a Teaching School, we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.  

How to apply 

Before making an application candidates are asked to match their qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria listed on the job and person specification. Please apply via our eteach page: https://www.eteach.com/job/teacher-of-mathematics-1158127

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 22 June at 9.00am. Those who are successful from shortlisting, will be contacted to advise of the interview arrangements.   

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership 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. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.  

Applying for the job

Before making an application candidates are asked to match their qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria listed on the job and person specification below.

Please apply via our Eteach page, https://www.eteach.com/job/teacher-of-mathematics-1158127

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
1732 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

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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