This job expired on 15 December 2023

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 November 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


English, Mathematics

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term - Until July 2024

Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion and enthusiasm for English or Mathematics and for working with young people, who is able to provide tuition in either subject and who feels they have the skills and knowledge to make a significant difference.

The successful applicant(s) will work alongside our Head of Department to deliver targeted support and tuition to students from Year 7 to Year 11. Tuition will take place during the academy day (08:30 – 15:00) as well as for an hour after school. The precise hours and days will be confirmed upon appointment. Please provide details of the days and times you are available within your application. Rate of pay will be subject to experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate should be:

  • An English or Maths subject specialist OR have recent A Level/Level 3 or Degree level qualifications
  • Someone with experience of tutoring/mentoring (desirable but not essential)
  • Committed to and belief in the ability of all students to be successful learners
  • Someone who has the ability to work within a team and has the ability to build positive, enduring relationships based on high expectations
  • Solution focused, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Hardworking, enthusiastic and positive

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, plus the opportunity to work in a developing academy in a beautiful area of the South West. Staff benefits include free on-site parking, 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 and drinks is available for staff to purchase at break and lunch times.

Further details about the role

Buckler’s Mead Academy is a highly inclusive academy in the east of Yeovil, close to the Dorset border. Our vision as an academy is “an inspiring education for all”. We believe that all members of our community should be given the opportunity to be happy, to achieve, participate and become successful. Our job as professionals is to ensure this happens. All our staff sign up to these aspirations and play a full role in contributing to this vision through inclusive teaching and support. We seek to recruit dedicated and talented staff, highly 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 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 before confirmation. 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.

If you think this is the role for you, we would love to hear from you. Applications should be sent for the attention of Mr Mark Lawrence, Headteacher and should include details of your current experience and suitability for the role.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 15 December 2023 (9.00 am)

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.

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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