Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

The Role

We are seeking an ambitious and inspiring Teacher of Music to contribute to our Music provision both within and beyond the classroom. Our Music Department is extremely well thought of in North Somerset and enjoys a reputation for excellence, innovation, and vitality. This permanent, full-time post provides an excellent opportunity to join a thriving school for either a newly qualified or experienced teacher. The postholder will engage in regulated activity.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Evidence of enthusiastic and outstanding classroom teaching
  • The ability to teach GCSE and A Level Music to a high level
  • Experience leading an inspirational singing provision, with the ability to direct the school choir, production chorus, and promote singing more broadly in the school community as an advantage
  • Piano competency sufficient to accompany choral rehearsals as an advantage
  • Good ICT skills, with familiarity of Sibelius, Cubase and BandLab as an advantage
  • Knowledge of Edexcel specifications as an advantage

What the school offers its staff

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme, discounted on-site gym membership and on-site parking.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership - Gordano School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in its community to share this commitment.. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. As part of the shortlisting process an online search will be carried out. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.

A copy of the Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy, Disclosure Policy and Recruitment Policy can be found on the Lighthouse Schools Partnership website.

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About Gordano School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
2157 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Gordano School, part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, is a large and successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. Our school includes a thriving Sixth Form of nearly 400 students that is strongly integrated into the life of the school and offers significant opportunities for sixth form teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular town of Portishead and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We have a record of considerable academic success but wholeheartedly believe that a student's education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in the complete sense, developing our young people’s key skills and behaviours that set them up for a successful future pathway. As well as consistently strong outcomes at GCSE and A Level, we place great emphasis on the opportunities available to our students including developing student leadership across our student body, offering an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and ensuring clear guidance for students when considering progression to their next steps of their educational journey.

We pride ourselves on high-quality support for colleagues at all stages of their career through internal and external CPD, including our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, with staff involved in a range of developmental opportunities across schools in the Trust as well as supporting staff in bespoke training such as completing different levels of the NPQ programmes. We maintain significant involvement in Initial Teacher Training and deliver a comprehensive ECT induction in association with the Five Counties Teaching School Hubs Alliance and Ambition Institute. Our very large staff body allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles at all levels.

Importantly, beyond the wider experiences on offer to our student body, we seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than through our recent work in delivering our core principles of ‘Dream big, do your best, give back’, fostering a community filled with kindness and respect.

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme, discounted on-site gym membership and on-site parking.

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