The successful candidate should be:
- Hard working and fully committed to the ethos of the academy.
- Confident in teaching Art, Photography,Textiles or 3D Product Design at KS3 and KS4.
- Enthusiastic and willing to try new ideas, taking responsibility for new initiatives.
- 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.
- Capable of working with staff from all areas of the academy, external agencies and partner schools.
- Interested in continuing professional development.
Please see accompanying Job Description for full details of the duties and responsibilities of this post.
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.
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 are now looking to recruit to key positions to continue this exceptional school improvement journey.
Required from January 2023, an enthusiastic and ambitious Teacher of Art and Photography, with a passion for Art based subjects to lead the department in the next phase of its development. We are keen to recruit an ambitious team leader who will be able and willing to contribute to the future development of the department, developing high quality teaching to help secure excellent outcomes for our students.
Art based subjects are highly regarded by staff and students, boasting large uptake at GCSE. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience or interest in Textiles and 3D Product Design as well as Art and Photography and welcome applications from individuals with qualifications and experience in all Art based subjects.
We seek to significantly invest in developing all of our staff. We often identify ambitious teachers with potential, developing them in their roles in order to take on leadership positions. This has been strengthened by our work with Trust partners. If you are ambitious and would like the chance to teach in a rapidly improving school and wish to develop into leadership, this may be the ideal post for you.
Please note that we may carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates as part of our Safer Recruitment and Due Diligence checks.
We review all applications on receipt and reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier if we receive sufficient applications.
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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