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  • Start date details

    April (after Easter)

  • Closing date

    20 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - 6 or UPS1 - 3

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • the effective delivery of a subject specific scheme of work to groups of students across the age and ability range
  • the planning and preparation of appropriate lessons
  • the marking and assessment of students' work
  • the use of a range of teaching and learning approaches
  • the inspiration and motivation of young people through your teaching
  • the progress and performance of students in your teaching groups
  • the keeping of appropriate records of students' work
  • attendance at parents’ evenings, subject meetings and other meetings as appropriate
  • participation in your own performance management by your immediate line manager
  • the effective guidance and support of an aspire group
  • following safeguarding procedures and being aware that the safety and well-being of students is the responsibility of all members of the school community

What the school offers its staff

Whitstone School is a thriving comprehensive school offering young people the opportunity of a bright future. Our staff inspire students with their passion for teaching, their care for all learners and the desire they show to help every child to succeed. Our beautiful school site and investment in learning spaces provides an environment in which students excel.

The Whitstone School community is built upon a shared commitment to supporting our students in their goal to achieve high standards in all that they do. We believe that the education we provide equips our young people to be happy, successful adults and gives them the skills and attributes they need to be fully prepared for life after secondary school. Student conduct in lessons and around the school site is excellent. Our students tell us that this helps them to access learning and to feel safe, respected and valued.

At Whitstone School, we firmly believe that the inspiring experience our students receive in the classroom is instrumental in their learning and academic development. We are truly proud of our highly trained teachers and we place great emphasis on their continual development to ensure that the lessons our students receive are at the cutting edge of educational research and thinking. Our highly motivated and skilled staff focus relentlessly on the experience our young people receive in the classroom. We are proud of this focus on learning and see the benefit in the continued academic success of our students.

Our school community is very aware of the importance of a secure, happy and caring school environment in allow young people to succeed. Whitstone School has established an excellent reputation throughout Somerset as an inclusive and caring school; being large enough to offer an innovative and inspiring curriculum to all students, whilst of a scale that ensures all students are well-known and their needs clearly understood. Our House system, complete with student leaders, inter-House competitions and House charities, develops both a sense of belonging and encourages peer support and guidance.

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About Whitstone

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
555 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

At Whitstone School we are proud of the education we provide. We are an ambitious, comprehensive school with a strong sense of community and are striving to create a culture of continuous professional development for our staff. This is an exciting time for us; over the past few years the school has improved significantly. We are committed to raising standards even further; Whitstone is a brilliant school which deserves external recognition.

We are introducing an innovative and engaging CPD strategy, which highlights our strong commitment to the development of all of our staff. We are further developing our beautiful site and endeavouring to create leadership pathways for all staff.

Our students are keen to achieve and have excellent attitudes to learning. Engaging and effective teaching, academic rigour and high quality care and support ensure our students are happy, well-mannered and proud to be students here. Standards are very high; behaviour is very good and we insist on excellent levels of student engagement. We are a relatively small school, so staff know our students well and average class sizes are small. Students leave us well prepared for their futures, whatever their aspirations.

Individual talents are developed both in and out of the classroom and we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and trips. We have excellent facilities, including our on-site newly refurbished Leisure Centre and new Astroturf pitch. We are committed to staff well-being and free gym membership at our Leisure Centre is available to staff. Staff well-being is a key feature of all of our decision making.

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