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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L11 to L15

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an excellent leader whose skills will complement and enhance those of others in the team. The successful candidate will be required to take on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and will be a key leader in the pastoral provision of the academy – taking a lead on areas of pastoral provision which may include behaviour, attendance, PSHE, SMSC, Student Support or Careers (SLT roles are flexible, based on each member’s strengths and experience).

The successful candidate should be:

  • Hard working and fully committed to the ethos of the academy
  • A confident teacher with excellent classroom management skills and evidence of sustained, outstanding and successful classroom practice
  • Enthusiastic and willing to try new ideas, taking responsibility for new initiatives
  • An experienced middle leader
  • Experienced in making, auctioning and following through safeguarding referrals
  • Experienced in the role of Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead or Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Keen to support the teaching of excellence by improving student outcomes
  • Someone with sky high expectations of students, whilst fully appreciating the need to provide encouragement and support to students of all abilities
  • A role model of the professional behaviour and attitude of a senior leader
  • Highly organised with an eye for detail
  • Able to work with and build positive relationships with staff from all areas of the academy, external agencies and partner schools, students and parents
  • Interested in continuing professional development.

(Please see the accompanying job description and person specification for full details)

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you the opportunity to work with motivated students, the full support of a dedicated and committed team of staff, a supportive induction programme and ongoing professional development, plus the opportunity to work in a developing academy in a beautiful area of the South West. Staff benefits include free on-site parking, membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and access for all staff to the Employee Assistance Programme “Health Assured”, which is a telephone based advice, information and counselling service. A selection of meals, snacks (hot and cold) and drinks is available for staff to purchase at lunch and break times.

Further details about the role

Thank you for your interest in this post. We look forward to receiving your application.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 2 October 2023 (9.00 am)

(We review all applications on receipt and reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier if we receive sufficient applications)

Please note that we may carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates as part of our Safer Recruitment and Due Diligence checks. Buckler’s Mead Academy is an equal opportunities employer. The campus is a no smoking site.

Commitment to safeguarding

Buckler's Mead is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. We have a duty of care and the right to take reasonable action, ensuring the welfare and safety of pupils. If staff have cause for concern that a child is subject to any form of abuse, we will follow child protection procedures and inform Children’s Services. Buckler’s Mead meets statutory requirements relating to Disclosure & Barring Service – all staff and volunteers who work with Buckler’s Mead Academy who meet the ‘regulated activity test’ (Freedoms Act 2012) are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.

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About Buckler's Mead School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
734 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01935 424454

Originally established as Buckler's Mead School in 1957, Buckler’s Mead Academy is now a successful 11- 16 academy where we pride ourselves on providing an inspiring education for all. This is achieved through a strong sense of community, providing a wide range of opportunities, ensuring students enjoy school and are ultimately successful in their chosen field. We believe in providing a learning environment that is calm, orderly and respectful, where our students can reach their full potential and go on to be happy, successful and fulfilled members of the community. In September 2021 the Academy joined the Midsomer Norton Partnership Trust. This is a strong trust of more than 25 schools, including 11 secondary schools. The trust is often described as the 'market leader' in the South West and has an exceptional record for providing high quality educational provision to all of its students.

Arranging a visit to Buckler's Mead School

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