This is a fixed term position to 31st August 2023, working 1-2 days a week (0.2FTE-0.4FTE) as a job share with the existing postholder. The successful candidate will be required to work on a Thursday, with an additional day being desirable but not essential.
Our mission at Bristol Cathedral Choir School is to harness the power of our community, so that we all learn, grow and develop into the best versions of ourselves. This is because at BCCS we are: Gathered together, that all may thrive. We do this by living out our three core values in all that we say and do. These are: Kindness, Courage and Hope.
Applications are invited from charismatic, enthusiastic and suitably qualified teachers for this exciting, and rewarding post within our SEND department working alongside our existing SENDCo. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, as we seek to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our student population.
Working alongside our existing SENDCo you will be supporting the strategic leadership and development of the Learning Support Department, as well as for the planning, implementation and monitoring SEND provision across the school. The key purpose of the role will be to provide expertise and leadership of SEND related paperwork and documentation. You will also be the key point of contact as SENDCo on a Thursday, when our existing SENDCo is not on site.
We have structured the Learning Support department around three principle pillars. These reflect the most acute areas of need in our SEND student population and each will be led by a Specialist Teacher or Leader. Vital to the role of SENDCo is to be, or have the potential to become, a strong leader of people and teams.
Bristol Cathedral Choir School is an academy that specialises in Music. The academy became part of the Cathedral Schools Trust (a Multi Academy Trust) in 2016. It serves students from all over Bristol and welcomes those of all faiths and none. We are proud of our diverse, tolerant and respectful community, which reflects Bristol’s demographic.
With a comprehensive intake, students present with a large range of additional educational needs. The proportion of students with an EHCP is well above the national average. Similarly the school welcomes a significant number of children who are looked after or previously looked after.
“The ethos and culture of the academy are outstanding. Pupils from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds, faiths, beliefs and values come together in an exceptionally harmonious environment where all are respected, valued and supported to do well.” Ofsted 2016.
The school has had historically strong Ofsted judgements and received an “Excellent” in the most recent SIAMS inspection. BCCS is the most oversubscribed school in Bristol, with a trend of strong results in public examinations at both GCSE and A level.
As part of Cathedral Schools Trust, we are able to offer a coherent and high quality provision of continuing professional development.
Method of application
To apply please use the online application form.
Please include a letter of application in the online supporting statement section of your application. Please state your preference for a 0.2FTE or 0.4FTE position.
Further information about the school can be found on our website
Informal enquiries may be made to the Head’s PA, Mimi Johnson, through recruitment(at)bristolcatehdral.org.uk
The closing date for applications is midnight on 19th February 2023.
Please read further documents for further details about the role including the job description and person specification.
Please note that we will only consider applications through iTrent, and will not consider CVs. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. The post is subject to satisfactory completion of all vetting checks including the provision of two strong references and an enhanced DBS check.
Due to the high levels of applications for roles at BCCS, we are unable to register receipt of applications. Candidates will be contacted if they are successfully shortlisted for an interview. If you have not heard from us by the interview date, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
We reserve the right to appoint before the deadline for an exceptional candidate.
At Bristol Cathedral Choir School we recognise the strength in diversity. Our school has a wide range of cultural, socio economic and religious influences and we use this to ensure that we broaden our understanding of each other and the world.
Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability or age, and maternity, marital or civil partner status. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.
Bristol Cathedral Choir 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.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.