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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Teachers Pay Scales: M1 – M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative, and inspiring teacher or ECT with energy, enthusiasm and a love of Mathematics to join our team. The successful candidate may need to teach some hours out of subject, which could suit a primary specialist.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion for all aspects of their subject
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote high quality teaching and learning
  • Have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision of the department and school
  • Be able to build relationships quickly
  • Have a positive approach
  • Have a real interest in educational issues, approaches and alternatives from around the world
  • Be proactive and confident
  • Use resources, intellect, creativity and innovation to be successful
  • 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
  • Have the ability to be a team player who will go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the opportunities of this role

What the school offers its staff

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a school with a great community feel, real strengths and the ability and desire to develop further. From September 2023 there are just under 500 students from age 11-16, with numbers increasing every year. 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

Further details about the role

You are asked to provide the following:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise

Completed applications should be returned by email to: recruitment@sast.org.uk

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the School, please do not hesitate to contact Claire Hamblin, Office Manager on claire.hamblin@kingarthurs.org.uk or at 01963 32368 who will also be happy to arrange this.

SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

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.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role will include engagement in regulatory activity, such as administering first aid or supporting an upset child. It will have contact with young people on a day-to day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will meet the person specification and is subject to an enhanced DBS and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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About King Arthur's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
463 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01963 32368

King Arthur’s School was built in 1958 and is based in the Somerset town of Wincanton. We serve the local community across the area including surrounding villages in Dorset and Somerset. On the 1st April 2019 King Arthur’s School become an academy and joined the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST). Serving students from the local community and surrounding Dorset and Somerset villages, King Arthur’s has been supported by SAST prior to joining, and has close links with all SAST schools.

We are a small but rapidly growing secondary school. This helps us to develop a special family atmosphere within our school community, where every student feels cared for and valued. Every child really does matter and all children are known by all staff. Students thrive and succeed in our positive, caring and respectful environment.

Our special culture and ethos focus on high achievement both personally and academically. We want all students to be the best that they can be in respect of their academic achievement and personal growth. We also want them to develop a strong sense of belonging. This comes through their significant contribution to our school community, as well as benefitting from it.

Our goal is to see every student within our school community succeed and achieve their individual best. We aim to support and nurture students to develop confidence and resilience through a wide range of learning and enrichment activities. We continually emphasise high expectations and remind students that there are no limits to what they can achieve, if they have the right mindset.

We believe firmly in opportunity and achievement for all and we are proud to provide an education that aims to equip all students with the self-belief, knowledge, skills and understanding to fit easily and actively into a rapidly changing society.

Our journey of school improvement is well under way and we are all committed to the rapid development of our school. We have already seen huge improvements in outcomes for our young people and growth in our staff. Our improvement priorities currently include: improving the quality of teaching, securing high levels of challenge, and raising pupils’ attainment and progress; enhancing parental engagement to best support our young people in their educational journey; improve standards of behaviour and foster a positive culture that promotes learning; ensure pupils and staff have a rich, positive experience of school and are well-looked after.

Arranging a visit to King Arthur's School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@kingarthurs.org.uk.

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