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24 January 2022 at 12:00pm
12 January 2022
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
- School size
- 916 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
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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
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 locationWiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 2NE
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