This job expired on 9 October 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Full time : 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

L6 to L10

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate should be:

  • Hard working & fully committed to the ethos of the academy
  • Confident in teaching at KS3 & KS4 in one or more specialisms from the open bucket
  • Able to lead a number of subjects/teams within the open bucket
  • Able to lead curriculum team to secure positive outcomes in KS4
  • Able to implement robust procedures for standardisation, marking & moderation of NEA
  • Able to apply latest pedagogy & curriculum thinking to support progression
  • Enthusiastic & willing to try new ideas, taking responsibility for new initiatives and measuring impact
  • Someone with sky high expectations of students, colleagues & themselves whilst fully appreciating the need to provide encouragement and support to students of all abilities
  • Capable of working with other staff, external agencies and partner schools.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you the opportunity to work with motivated students, the support of a dedicated 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 to the Employee Assistance Programme “Health Assured”, a telephone based advice, information and counselling service. A selection of meals, snacks and drinks is available for staff to purchase at lunch and break times.

Further details about the role

Buckler’s Mead is an ambitious school on the rise. Following a hugely successful summer where the academy recorded the best results in its history, we now wish to recruit to key positions to continue this exceptional school improvement journey. We seek to significantly invest in developing staff and this has been strengthened by our work with Trust partners.

Due to the rapid growth in popularity ofa number of subjects at KS4, we are seeking an individual to develop and have significant impact on the quality of curriculum and education in both key stages. Candidates should have experience in leading Computing, Design & Technology or other alternative qualifications, with impact and success. A good working knowledge in assessment frameworks for alternative qualifications (NCFE, BTEC, CNAT) is necessary. Candidates should be aware of up to date pedagogical and curriculum thinking for Open Bucket subjects with experience of implementing these effectively, to deliver outstanding outcomes and whole school priorities. Mostly, we are looking for an ambitious, determined, hardworking individual who wants to develop and move into senior leadership.

The successful candidate will take a strategic lead with Open Bucket subjects and Alternative accreditations to ensure students get the best possible teaching in KS3 and KS4. Key elements of the role include curriculum planning, assessment, moderation, working with awarding bodies, leading INSET and quality assurance. The role also involves working with SLT to deliver on whole school priorities.

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

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
759 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.

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