Teacher of History Buckler's Mead Academy, Yeovil, Somerset

Job description

Required for January 2020, an ‘Outstanding’ Teacher who has the necessary qualities to help drive the department forward and continue to raise standards. This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified or more experienced teacher who wishes to make a genuine difference to our students

We are seeking to recruit a teacher who will join our experienced History team to continue to improve this subject further.

We have no preconceptions about age or career profile to date of applicants. What we are looking for is the right person – an ‘outstanding teacher who has the necessary qualities to help drive the department forward and continue to raise standards.

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 the opportunity to work in a successful academy in a beautiful area of the South West. The successful candidate will have:

• High expectations of all learners.
• Commitment to and belief in the ability of all students to be successful learners.
• Ability to work within a team.
• Ability to build positive, enduring relationships based on high expectations.
• Solutions focused with a ‘can do’ attitude.
• Hardworking, enthusiastic, positive attitude.

The person appointed can be sure of excellent support and opportunities for development through our induction and ongoing CPD programmes. The post would suit newly qualified teachers who are looking for a supportive environment to start their teaching career or those with more experience.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified Teacher Status
Appropriate academic or professional qualifications at degree or higher level.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
Appropriate academic or professional qualifications at degree or higher level.

Essential skills and experience

Energetic and enthusiastic Teacher of History, with passion for the subject required for the role of History Teacher. We are keen to recruit someone who will be able and willing to contribute to the development of History within the academy.

Employee benefits

TPS/UPS
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, receive 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.

Address
St John's Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4NH
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Buckler's Mead Academy website (opens in a new window)