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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    7 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    31 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Thank you for your interest in the position of Teacher of Science at Orchard School Bristol. We are seeking a qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join our Science team. This role is full time and permanent.

Our Science teachers are already able to deliver Biology, Chemistry and Physics - so when it comes to supporting a new member of staff, they can cater for any specialism and understand what it takes to become a fully rounded Science teacher. We do expect all our Science staff to learn to teach all three sciences at Key Stage 3 and 4, but we prefer to use specialists wherever possible for Single Science GCSEs. We will provide all teaching materials and coach you to build your skills across all sciences, if you need more support.

You are:

  • able to teach with clarity and inspire curiosity in young people
  • passionate about your specialism, with strong curriculum knowledge
  • able to motivate and enthuse students in the importance of science for all
  • knowledgeable of the specific skills required to raise achievement at GCSE level
  • committed to the highest achievement for all students
  • committed to extra-curricular opportunities
  • keen to learn, share best practice and contribute positively to a committed and enthusiastic Science Faculty

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • enthusiastic students, willing to learn and achieve, who value the staff who work with them
  • excellent student behaviour and a calm learning environment
  • a bright, happy place in which to learn and work
  • a professionally stimulating environment which values the contributions of all staff
  • a strong commitment to your professional development
  • the opportunity to support the team to establish a reputation across Bristol as an outstanding department
  • a warm and friendly staff body with award-winning staff wellbeing

Please read our Staff Prospectus to find out more about us, and visit our website. If you have any questions relating to this role, please contact Emma Snell, PA to Headteacher. If what we are doing resonates with you, and you are keen to work with us, please do apply. We warmly welcome your application.

Further details about the role

Orchard School serves a richly diverse community in North Bristol. Our students are wonderful – they value their teachers, knowing that you can make a real difference to their lives. The mission statement of the school, “inspire today, empower for life”, lies at the heart of all that the school does. As a school we are building our success on our core values, being Open-minded, Respectful, Creative & Curious, Healthy, Ambitious, Responsible and Determined. We place no limits on our aspirations for our students.

We are a friendly school, with a warm and welcoming staff body. We work together, we look after our staff wellbeing, and plan for sustainable, impactful development. Every member of staff is entitled to a coach and we develop all staff through regular, incremental coaching. Our most recent Ofsted report demonstrates we are a seriously good school, committed to becoming the outstanding school our community deserves.

We constantly strive to provide exceptional education through evidence-informed practice. We take the continuing professional development of staff very seriously, offering excellent CPLD. We are the Chartered College of Teaching Hub for Bristol, and fund membership of the Chartered College for all our teaching staff so you can engage with research and contribute positively to CPLD within the school, across our multi academy trust, and beyond.

Application Deadline: Tuesday 7th February 2023, 9.00am

Interview Date: Thursday 9th February

Orchard School Bristol is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and the expectation is that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

It is our policy to obtain references prior to interview.

We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Commitment to safeguarding

Trust in Learning (Academies) is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. Our policy and practice is in line with the Department for Education’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Guidance.
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About Orchard School Bristol

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
897 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email esnell@orchard.tila.school.

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