Head of Year Buckler's Mead Academy, Yeovil, Somerset

Job description

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, ambitious teacher who wishes to make a genuine difference to our students

To lead and manage all aspects of students’ attendance, behaviour and welfare, and achievement for Pupil Premium students in their year group within the overall aims of the academy.

We are not looking for a teacher of any particular subject. However, depending on first subject specialism, the person appointed may be required to carry out some teaching in a second subject area if necessary. (Please state in your application letter your first and second subjects).

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status
Appropriate academic or professional qualification at degree or higher level

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
Appropriate academic or professional qualification at degree or higher level

Essential skills and experience

Experienced and successful tutor.
Effective behaviour management of individuals and groups of students.
Outstanding classroom practitioner with evidence of excellent examination results.
Experience of monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning.
A firm commitment to transforming life chances for all young people.
Ability to influence, motivate and engage students.
Generate high expectations, enthusiasm and commitment from staff and students.
Ability to set and achieve targets by being consistently focused on achieving high standards.
Good communication skills with students, staff and parents.
Ability to lead and manage own work effectively and take responsibility.
Possess integrity, optimism and resilience.
Maintain a sense of humour and proportion whilst working under pressure.
Commitment to Safeguarding Children.

Employee benefits

TPS/UPS +TLR2D (£6,646)
We 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 successful academy in a beautiful area of the South West. In addition to this, all permanent staff appointed to Buckler’s Mead are enrolled in our Health Care package, are entitled to discounted gym membership and are part of a national discount scheme. The academy is an 8 times ‘Investor in People’ and candidates can be assured of excellent support at all times.

About Buckler's Mead Academy

Buckler’s Mead Academy is a caring and inclusive 11-16 community academy of approximately 800 students in the east of Yeovil. Our vision as an academy is that all community members are happy, achieve and have limitless aspirations. Our job as professionals is to ensure this happens. We all want the very best for every student and we constantly strive to improve. All our staff sign up to these aspirations and play a full role in contributing to this vision through inclusive teaching. We seek to recruit dedicated and talented staff, highly committed to making a difference. At Buckler’s Mead we recognise young people develop at different rates, have differing hopes, ambitions and career paths. Here, young people are exposed to a wealth of opportunities both within and beyond the classroom in an academy that places a strong emphasis on the development of well-rounded individuals of whom the staff and parents can feel justifiably proud. We are very clear that the gender, background, race, poverty, wealth or social state of a student should have no bearing on how well they perform and staff here work extremely hard in trying to close that gap between the different groups of students. We have an excellent reputation for our inclusive work with EAL and SEND students. Visitors often comment on the warm, friendly and positive relationships between staff and students and within the staff body itself, which are an immediately apparent hallmark of Buckler’s Mead. Our teachers have high expectations of themselves and of our students. Regardless of their ability, students are set challenging and ambitious targets for their academic progress. Over the past 5 years the quality of Teaching and Learning has risen at Buckler’s Mead. We also have high expectations in relation to attendance, punctuality, uniform and behaviour, so everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Our academy environment is positive, engaging, supportive and purposeful. Ofsted visited us in June 2018 and we were delighted to receive a ‘Good’ judgment. We have a policy of investing in staff with support, care and training, and are recognised “Investors in People”, having been eight times awarded the prestigious national accolade for the quality of our staff development and personnel practices. We are also currently providing two staff benefit packages for permanent staff: Edenred discounts and Simply Health. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to references and a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before confirmation Buckler’s Mead Academy is an equal opportunities employer. The campus is a no smoking site.

St John's Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4NH
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