This popular, over subscribed school is seeking a School Counsellor to enable students to overcome barriers to achieving creative well being and positive learning.
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple is a successful and heavily oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational, Church of England, comprehensive school of over 1700 students, serving families from the whole of greater Bristol and beyond. We are located at the heart of the city and have a diverse student community with considerable parental support. 52% of students in the main school are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and 21% of students have been recorded as being entitled to Pupil Premium funding. We educate relatively high numbers of Children in Care. Our diversity is a strength and something we celebrate. The Redcliffe Sixth Form Centre currently houses over 600 students taken from our own school and from many other schools across the City.
The School is proud of its academic record and 87% of GCSE grades were at grade 4 or above. 88% of students achieved 5 or more grade 4s or above. 44% of students achieved 3 or more grade 7s or above. Sixth form results are high with a 99.7% pass rate and 89% at grade C or above. 34.5% of A Level grades were at A/A*. Most sixth form students continue to Higher Education, including 10 gaining Oxbridge places, and 1 going to a university in America.
The School was judged in January 2012 and again in April 2015 to be outstanding by Ofsted in each and every category. Ofsted judged Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils, Quality of Teaching, Achievement of Pupils, and Sixth Form Provision, all as Outstanding. We were judged outstanding in three church school (SIAMS) inspections (2007, 2012 and March 2017).
Ofsted remarked that “Church school status makes an important and distinctive contribution to the school’s exceptionally positive values and beliefs. Leaders and the highly effective governing body ensure that students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are given the highest possible priority.” “The promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is extremely impressive and contributes enormously to the welcoming ethos of the school. Equality of opportunity is vigorously promoted; discrimination in any form is not tolerated. Students are highly reflective about matters of faith and personal responsibility; their social awareness is remarkably perceptive.”
The post is 21 hours per week and graded BG10, term time only + 5 INSET days. The full time equivalent salary range for this job will be £29,174 rising to £32,798, which works out at an actual salary of £14,417 rising to £16,208.
Closing Date: 29 August 2022
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School 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.