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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: Full time 32.5 hours per week, though part time hours would be considered for the right candidate

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1 to UPS3

Additional allowances

an additional Recruitment & Retention Allowance of up to £3000 will be considered, based on experience and for the right candidate.

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate should be:

  • Hard working and fully committed to the ethos of the academy.
  • Confident in teaching English 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 attached job description and Person Specification for further information)

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, 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.

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 are now looking to recruit to key positions to continue this exceptional school improvement journey. This is an exciting opportunity for an established teacher, or someone new to the profession, to join us in the next phase of our development and get fully involved in all aspects of academy life.

We seek to significantly invest in developing all of our staff and 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, this may be the ideal post for you.

English is a subject highly regarded by staff and students of Buckler’s Mead Academy. Over recent years, the subject has seen rapid improvements in KS4 outcomes alongside curriculum and teaching developments. The English Department is a well led, highly supportive and cohesive team. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about their subject and eager to make a genuine difference to our students.

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
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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