Staff Vacancies

Would you like to work at a school graded "Outstanding" by OfSTED in every area in November 2022, where students are aspirational, engaged and wanting to learn?

Bishop Wordsworth’s School is a unique school in a unique place where we fuel pupils’ wider intellectual curiosity, extending their knowledge and understanding beyond the narrow confines of exam syllabii. We want our students to develop intellectual curiosity, to want to find out how the World works so that they can make it better in their future lives. We educate boys from 11-16 years old, and since September 2020 the BWS Sixth Form became fully co-educational.

Alongside the teaching staff, our specialist and diverse support staff facilitate excellence from accounts through to catering and are crucial to the school’s success.

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive program of CPD
  • The support of highly experienced friendly departments
  • Well-motivated and able students
  • Engaging curriculum experience
  • Extra-curricular and International trips and visits
  • Access to onsite sport facilities
  • Teachers' Pensions' Scheme (Teaching Staff)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (Non-teaching Staff)
  • Cycle to Work scheme

If you wish to have the opportunity of an informal discussion about working at the school, please contact Mrs Annie Lloyd-Gilmour (HR Manager)  We also welcome speculative CV’s.

Senior Management

Currently we have no Senior Management Vacancies

Academic Staff Vacancies

RS Teacher

This is an exciting opportunity to join our well-resourced and successful RS department. Located within the confines of the historic Cathedral close, Bishop Wordsworth’s School is renowned for its strong links with the Church of England and Salisbury Cathedral and its sense of pride in the school community, the school is rated as Outstanding in the latest Ofsted and SIAMS reports.

RS has a high profile in the school and is taught to all students in Years 7-11, with all students taking full course GCSE, and A Level RS/Philosophy being offered in the Sixth Form. Both uptake and examination outcomes are very strong at all levels and the department has an excellent record of university entry. This is an exciting opportunity to join our established department to teach pupils who are actively engaged, want to learn and where there is minimum disruption in lessons.

Contract: Permanent / Part Time (approximate 0.8 fte)

Closing Date: Friday 17th May

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Administrative Staff Vacancies

Currently we have no Administrative Staff Vacancies


Peripatetic Teacher (Woodwind)

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Woodwind teacher for the music department at Bishop
Wordsworth’s Grammar School. The outgoing teacher has built a strong pupil base and currently teaches flute, clarinet and saxophone. Within the woodwind department we also have an oboe and a bassoon teacher. They will join a large and thriving department, working within a dynamic team.

The successful candidate will teach approximately 20-25 individual lessons per week, with the potential of adding beginners from Year 7 in September after the ‘music circus’. This is an afternoon where all 165 Year 7s are given demonstrations from our peripatetic team to encourage take up of orchestral instruments. There may also be opportunities for the successful candidates to be involved with ensembles within the department.

The teacher of Woodwind will report to the Director of Music and, in addition to their instrumental teaching, will:

  • Set high standards to all pupils
  • Liaise with parents as necessary, writing reports as required
  • Prepare pupils for playing in concerts and examinations
  • This is a self-employed position so the successful candidate will set their own rate of pay and liaise with the parents and pupils directly. There is administrative support from the department, and we use PracticePal to set all timetables and disseminate within the school community.

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Expressions of interest to be sent to Mr Lewis Edney (Director of Music):

Bishop Wordsworth’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance.


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