Recruitment

“Thank you for your interest in joining us at The Cotswold School.

“I am proud to lead an incredible team of people who go the extra mile to provide our students with an inspiring education, fully equipping them for their future lives. If you share our ethos and values, and are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every child, we look forward to hearing from you.”

Will Morgan, Headteacher 

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On this page, you can find out what makes us outstanding, see what benefits we offer as an employer and apply for current vacancies. Click on the links at the bottom of the page for notes for applicants, safer recruitment guidelines and application forms.

Thinking of joining our outstanding team? Read on for an overview of our school.

Inclusive values
The values of friendship and knowledge, symbolised on our school badge, underpin all our learning and development activities and also ensure that we support the wellbeing of our students and staff. A non-selective school, we have a fabulous parent and carer community, who are supportive of and engaged with their children’s learning.

Excellent outcomes
Thanks to excellent student outcomes, we were the highest ranked comprehensive in the South West in 2023, in the influential Sunday Times Parent Power league tables. We have been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in the last four consecutive inspections.

Building the future
We continue to build on our success: we opened a Sixth Form centre in 2018 to support our thriving 16-18 provision; a fully refurbished theatre in 2019; and a £5.8 million 10-classroom space, new gymnasium and modernised science labs in 2021. Pupil intake increased by 30 places in Year 7 from September 2021.

Outstanding learning and development
Our ethos is simple: a commitment to excellent teaching and aspiration, which drives progress and attainment. Children who learn with us thrive academically and also personally, with opportunities to take part in a huge range of extra-curricular clubs; writing competitions and debates; performances; community fundraising; student leadership; and careers events.

Aspirations and destinations
The great majority of our students stay with us into the Sixth Form and progress, in many cases, to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, and a variety of other prestigious destinations.

Benefits

The Cotswold School is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school. It is an excellent place to teach, learn and develop; to share best practice and support the progression of fellow professionals and students.

We offer our staff many benefits and opportunities. Click below to find out more!

  • Active Staff Wellbeing Team
  • Dedicated wellbeing inset days
  • Free access to a 24/7 helpline Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provided by Health Assured, offering individual support, information and advice including financial, legal and home-life and work-related issues
  • Access to the Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Free annual sight test
  • Free on-site parking
  • Electric car charging points
  • Council-run Leisure Centre on site
  • Opportunities for our staff to get involved in the life of the school including with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, International visits and Exchange programmes
  • ‘Open Door’ to SLT – no concern is too small
  • Excellent professional development and guidance at all stages of your career
  • A bespoke and personalised CPD programme with a strong focus on Teaching and Learning
  • A developmental performance management and CPD system designed by SchooliP
  • CPD is delivered through structured training days and twilight sessions with days off in lieu
  • Opportunities for staff to be supported through qualifications such as Masters and a range of NPQ’s

The successful candidate will become an employee of The Cotswold School.  Teachers will be employed under the terms of the ‘Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales’ (Burgundy Book) and all support staff will be employed under the terms of the ‘National Joint Council for Local Government Services’ (Green Book).

  • Teachers will have access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Support staff will have access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

Current vacancies

The Cotswold School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, Governors, visitors and volunteers, to share the same commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Early applications are encouraged, as we may, at our discretion, elect to both interview and select candidates before the advertised closing date.

We are recruiting for a Teacher of Music. See details below.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 14th March 2024 at 9am

Teacher of Music Application Pack

We are recruiting Examination Invigilators for exams across the year. See details below.

Examinations Invigilator Pack

To complete your application

Notes for applicants
Safer Recruitment Statement
Download an application form (PDF)
Download an application form (Word)
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Appendix
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy