4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    28 February 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Part time
0.4 FTE - Thursdays and Fridays
Contract type
Maternity or parental leave cover (1 year)
Qualified Teachers' Pay Scale

Job summary

Kingsmead School is looking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Geography on a 0.4 full-time equivalent basis, working Thursdays and Fridays, to cover a period of maternity leave, to start on 28 February 2022. Applications are welcome from experienced colleagues or NQTs.

Wiveliscombe nestles in the Vale of Taunton Deane between Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Blackdown Hills. We are 12 miles from the county town of Taunton and just 20 minutes from the M5 which makes both Bristol and Exeter close at hand. Kingsmead is a successful, oversubscribed 11-16 school. Our students are enthusiastic, committed, motivated to learn and achieve very well. They participate in a wide range of activities outside of the classroom, including sport, music, drama and Duke of Edinburgh.

This is an excellent opportunity to begin or enhance your career within a highly supportive, professional and forward-thinking school that firmly believes in supporting students to be the very best that they can be.

Applying for the job

To apply for the job, please complete the application form available from our website www.kingsmead-school.com under Joining Us - Staff Vacancies. Further information about the job is also available at this link.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
916 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01984 623483

About Kingsmead Academy

Kingsmead School is a rural mixed ability Academy with a fully comprehensive intake situated near the Devon/Somerset border, close to the Brendon Hills and Exmoor. It is a magnificent area in which to live and work. Not only is there the tranquillity and beauty of the countryside but there is the rapidly growing county town of Taunton nearby and easy access (20 minutes) to the M5 for connections to the rest of the country.

The School lies in the small town of Wiveliscombe. It caters for the age range 11-16 and has 942 daytime students. The School is very successful and is oversubscribed. Our latest Ofsted Report, in March 2017, gave an overall judgement that Kingsmead is a “good school”. Our firm conviction is that we have an outstanding staff committed to providing the best education for our superb body of students.

We firmly believe in developing the international dimension of the School having links with schools in Europe and also with Zambia in Africa. These initiatives have not only allowed the school to be involved in cutting edge practice but have made it a resource rich environment.

The core values of Kingsmead are Care, Aspiration, Respect and Determination which drive our strong positive ethos and offering amenities for the whole school community. We have high expectations and expect staff to support our caring, student-centred ethos to set high standards for our students. We hope staff will contribute to and lead some of the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities we offer. All applicants for teaching posts at Kingsmead will be expected to be committed to taking on a tutor role, to use ICT effectively in the classroom and to continue their own professional development as skilled practitioners.

Safeguarding is at the heart of what we do at Kingsmead. All staff and volunteers are expected to have read and be fully compliant with the following policies:

 Safeguarding and Child Protection
 Online Safety
 Whistleblowing
 Staff Code of Conduct

They are also expected to be familiar with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2020. A read receipt is required from all staff at the start of each academic year and from newly appointed staff prior to taking up appointment. Kingsmead is never complacent about safeguarding and accept that we must never believe “it wouldn’t happen here”. We have rigorous and tested practices and procedures which are constantly reviewed and have high expectations of staff in matters of safeguarding and child protection.

Newly appointed staff will be given a full induction programme in partnership with the West Country Teaching School Alliance. The safeguarding element of this will be completed prior to the commencement of work at the school.

School location

Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 2NE

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