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  • Expected start date

    1 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    10 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
0.8 FTE minimum
Contract type

Job summary

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust

based at King Arthur’s School, Wincanton, Somerset

Start date:      April or September 2022

Closing Date:  9.00am Monday 31 January 2022

Interview:       Thursday 3 February 2022

Salary:             MPS/UPS

Contract:        Permanent 0.8 minimum (full time considered)

We are looking to appoint an exceptional Teacher with energy and enthusiasm and a love of IT who will teach across the age levels from 11 - 16. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a school within a Trust with great potential, some real strengths and the ability and desire to develop further.

The successful candidate will:

have a real passion for IT
be able to plan and deliver high quality teaching
have excellent communication skills
have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision of the department and school
be able to build relationships quickly
show respect to others and be able to embrace the ethos and values of the trust
be positive, optimistic, caring, kind and approachable
be willing to be immersed in the life of a busy school
have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning
King Arthur’s School is a fantastic small secondary school at the heart of a rural Somerset community serving the town of Wincanton and surrounding area.  The school joined the Sherborne Area Schools Trust in April 2019 and is continuing its pursuit for tangible and rapid improvement.  When you visit the school you will notice the:

Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
Students are well-behaved, comfortable and safe
The range of experiences and opportunities
Hard working, committed and caring staff
Beautiful location and space for learning
Strong local community
The school is on the Somerset/Dorset border located close to Sherborne and its surrounding area.  It is one of the best places to live in Britain, with Sherborne itself being described as ‘one of the most drop-dead-gorgeous towns in the country’ and having the feel of ‘a small cathedral city’.  It is a centre of excellence for education.  There are easy road and direct rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast and countryside. It is a great area in which to live, offering something for everyone.

Our values and ethos focuses on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our children.

This role will be challenging, yet immensely rewarding. Working within our Trust, you will be supported by an experienced leadership team, strong governance and a committed staff. We will also offer an excellent package:

a competitive salary
high-quality CPD opportunities
work collaboratively with Trust colleagues, sharing best practice and specialisms
possible relocation expenses
a strong sense of shared moral purpose and a real opportunity to transform the lives of young people
You are warmly encouraged to visit our School prior to application, please do not hesitate to contact Justine Holland who will be happy to arrange this.   Please contact Justine on 01963 32368 or at justine.holland@kingarthurs.org.uk

For a recruitment pack and online application form, please visit our website www.kingarthurs.org.uk or our Trust website: www.sast.org.uk

You are asked to provide the following:

A completed SAST Teaching Application form which can be found on our website
A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise
Completed applications should be returned either by post, marked ‘Confidential’ to Justine Holland, King Arthur’s School, West Hill, Wincanton BA9 9BX or by email to: justine.holland@kingarthurs.org.uk.

King Arthurs School, part of the Sherborne Area Schools Trust, has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The Trust and School follows the national and Somerset policies and procedures for child protection and security and the interview will include questions about safeguarding children. Current and/or previous employers will be contacted for references as part of the verification process pre-appointment checks if the applicant is short listed. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
365 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About King Arthur's School

In order that our young people will aspire to the best futures and grow in a school of which they can be proud, we will ensure all our children experience the highest standards of teaching. We will support our children to fulfil their potential and secure outcomes that enable awesome futures. By establishing a wide-ranging curriculum that nurtures our children to be resilient, articulate, curious, and kind, we will empower every child to develop the skills and qualities to thrive for life.

School location

West Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9BX

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