Teacher of Science (Biology)

Backwell School, Bristol, BS48 3BX

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    18 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover (Maximum of 12 months)


£25,714 - £41,604

Teacher of Science (Biology) job summary

We have the opportunity for an inspiring and motivated Teacher of Science (Biology) to join us on a fixed term contract. This position is to cover a period of maternity leave so is for a maximum 12 month period or the return of the current post holder if earlier.

Starting 1 September 2022 (or earlier if possible) both NQTs and experienced teachers are encouraged: applications are welcome from both established and recently qualified teachers with appropriate relevant experience.

The successful candidate will be able to teach Biology to A Level as well as Science, to all abilities, at Key Stage 3 and 4.

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. Our induction programme is highly regarded and new teachers can expect to be assigned a mentor in addition to career professional development support.

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.

To find out a lot more about the role, and before making an application, candidates are asked to read the full job details linked below so you can match qualifications, experience, skills and abilities against the criteria required for this position.

The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Wednesday 18 May 2022. Those who are successful following shortlisting, will be contacted regarding interview arrangements. If you do not hear from us then your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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About Backwell School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1718 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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.

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.

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