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  • Start date details

    September 2024 or earlier by negotiation

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L17 - L21

What skills and experience we're looking for

We wish to appoint an outstanding leader to join Buckler’s Mead Academy, a highly successful secondary school in Yeovil, Somerset from September 2024 (or earlier by negotiation). This senior role requires someone who will provide high quality teaching and leadership, promote the vision and values of the academy and be driven to want to improve the lives of young people.

The successful applicant will be responsible for Pastoral provision across the academy, leading on Attendance, Behaviour and Attitudes, and promoting ‘sky high expectations of all’. They will be a calm and effective leader with the ability to support and motivate students and staff to be the very best they can be.

At Buckler’s Mead Academy we pride ourselves on having an exceptional staff body, committed and dedicated to going above and beyond to support the our children, young people and community. The successful candidate will be resilient with an unrelenting commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Having achieved the best results in the school’s history in 2023, Buckler’s Mead Academy is going from strength to strength.

Main duties include:

  • Strategic oversight for behaviour, standards, attendance, provision for disadvantaged learners, the enrichment curriculum and the house system.
  • Maintaining and developing a strong Pastoral Team that delivers collaboratively on key strategic aims, consistently adhering to the ethos, values and overall purpose of the school.
  • To lead and develop strong, consistent pastoral and behaviour systems with students at the centre.
  • Using consistent, fair approaches to managing behaviour, in line with the behaviour policy.
  • Ensuring that high expectations of all students are clearly evident in the culture of the academy.
  • Leading, as directed, on aspects of the School Improvement Plan and Self Evaluation for Behaviour and Attitudes, providing evidence of impact.
  • To work with Senior and Middle Leaders to ensure all students are focused on making exceptional progress in their learning.
  • To take specific Line Management responsibility for key members of the Pastoral Team.
  • Providing leadership, coordination and support to ensure all Pastoral Teams demonstrate strong adherence to school values, consistent application of all pastoral policies and ensure effective use of all pastoral data to bring about improved outcomes for all.
  • To take responsibility for your own professional development in a way that benefits students and staff.
  • To ensure a high-profile presence around staff and students, promoting high expectations and achievements.
  • To provide leadership on student and staff wellbeing.
  • To lead on the rewards system across the academy.
  • To act as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Contributing to Academy and/or Trust INSET days and sessions as required.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work with motivated students, the support of a dedicated, committed team of staff 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”, a telephone based advice, information and counselling service. Meals, snacks and drinks are available for staff to purchase from the refectory.

Our vision as an academy is “An Inspiring Education for all”. All members of our community should be given the opportunity to be happy, achieve, participate and become successful. Our job as professionals is to ensure this happens. All staff play a full role in contributing to this vision through inclusive teaching. We seek to recruit dedicated, talented staff, committed to making a difference. We are part of the Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership – a highly successful Multi Academy Trust, often considered the ‘market leader’ in the South West for school improvement. The successful candidate will benefit from trust wide opportunities, such as induction, CPD and working with colleagues across Trust schools.

Further details about the role

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to references and a full Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note that we may carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates as part of our Safer Recruitment checks. Buckler’s Mead Academy is an equal opportunities employer. The campus is a no smoking site.

This is an exciting time to be joining Buckler’s Mead Academy as we continue to progress.

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

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dstpaul@bucklersmeadacademy.com.

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