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Valuing our Staff

At SMRT we are a family and community. We recognise that our support and teaching staff are central to the success and wellbeing of our students. We are committed to ensuring that our colleagues flourish in line with our belief that each member of our school community is created by God and our aim is to achieve our full potential (being fully alive). All we do is rooted in this hope of who we are as people and who we can become. We are particularly inspired by Jesus’ statement ‘I have come that you might have life and life in all its fullness’ (John 10 v10) and Irenaeus’ ‘the glory of God is a human being fully alive’.   

We recognise our staff through simple touches such as Hero of the Week and birthday cards. Leaders and governors are reflective, approachable and mindful of staff wellbeing. 

We have an ambitious programme of staff development that recognises the importance of excellence in pedagogy, pastoral care, support roles and the necessity of a manageable workload. We consider support staff, teachers and leaders in each phase of their development and have a Support Staff Action Working group with SLT representation. 

Our programmes and support are diverse, focused, and coordinated according to need.  We draw on current educational research and we value opportunities to work collaboratively with professional bodies such as the Chartered College of Teaching, STEM, Church of England NPQs, our local universities, and our local Teaching School Hub. We are a delivery partner for the Church of England NPQs and play a key role in the National Secondary Leaders’ Network with the Church of England. 

The Benefits of Joining Us at SMRT 

  • We are an incredibly supportive staff community to work with and value innovation 

  • Our central location, close to Bristol Temple Meads and the City Centre means that we have great transport links to and from school 

  • Despite our successes as a school and sixth form we are highly ambitious and committed to having a transformational impact on all our students and our city 

  • Our distinctly Christian ethos informs all we do through our ALIVE Model 

  • The purpose of our 'curriculum' is designed to: "develop the skills, knowledge and Alive qualities so that all our students can make their unique contribution to the world.”  

  • We are committed to the professional development of all staff irrespective of their role 

  • We are a very diverse school with strong values and a strong sense of community 

  • The role of all teaching and support staff is shaped to enable us to support our students to flourish – we recognise the contribution that support staff have in making our students and staff feel safe, valued and fully alive. 

  • The school provides access to qualified coaches and counsellors through ‘Non-Managerial Consultancy’ which is free for all staff who wish to use it.  

  • Teaching staff have the potential to benefit from our sabbatical scheme! 

  • We can offer excellent facilities which includes access to our own swimming pool 

  • We are engaged in a wealth of extracurricular opportunities, locally, nationally and globally 

  • We can offer flexibility and challenge as we continually work towards meeting the ever-changing needs of our students 

  • It is fun and energising! 

Contact us

St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
Somerset Square, Bristol, BS1 6RT

0117 3772100