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Assistant Headteacher (Behaviour & Attitudes)

Buckler's Mead Academy
Yeovil, Somerset
Contract Type
Full Time
Leadership Scale L11 - L15 (£60,488 - £66,628)
Start Date
1st September 2024
20th May 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
ASSTHEAD -Behaviour/Attitudes
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1421823

Required from September 2024, an outstanding leader to join Buckler’s Mead Academy, a highly successful secondary school in Yeovil, Somerset. This senior role requires someone who will provide high quality teaching and leadership, promote the vision and values of the academy and be driven to want to improve the lives of young people.

The successful applicant will be responsible for leading on Behaviour and Attitudes across the Academy, and promoting ‘sky high expectations of all’. They will be a calm and effective leader with the ability to support and motivate students and staff to be the very best they can be.

At Buckler’s Mead Academy we pride ourselves on having an exceptional staff body who are committed and dedicated to going above and beyond to support the children, young people and community we serve. The successful candidate will be resilient with an unrelenting commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of young people.

Having achieved the best results in the school’s history in 2023, Buckler’s Mead Academy is going from strength to strength.

Main duties include:

• Strategic oversight for behaviour, standards, provision for disadvantaged learners, and rewards.

• Maintaining and developing a strong Pastoral Team that delivers collaboratively on key strategic aims, consistently adhering to the ethos, values and overall purpose of the school.

• To lead and develop strong, consistent pastoral and behaviour systems with students at the centre.

• Using consistent, fair approaches to managing behaviour, in line with the behaviour policy.

• Ensuring that high expectations of all students are clearly evident in the culture of the academy.

• Leading, as directed, on aspects of the School Improvement Plan and Self Evaluation for Behaviour and Attitudes, providing evidence of impact.

• To work with Senior and Middle Leaders to ensure all students are focused on making exceptional progress in their learning.

• To take specific Line Management responsibility for key members of the Pastoral Team.

• Providing leadership, coordination and support to ensure all Pastoral Teams demonstrate strong adherence to school values, consistent application of all pastoral policies and ensure effective use of all pastoral data to bring about improved outcomes for all.

• To take responsibility for your own professional development in a way that benefits students and staff.

• To ensure a high-profile presence around staff and students, promoting high expectations and achievements.

• To lead on the rewards system across the academy.

• To act as Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

• To contribute to Academy and/or Trust INSET days and sessions as required.

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work with motivated students, the support of a dedicated and committed team of staff, a supportive induction programme and ongoing professional development, plus the opportunity to work in a developing academy in a beautiful area of the South West. Staff benefits include free on-site parking, membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and access for all staff to the Employee Assistance Programme “Health Assured”, a telephone based advice, information and counselling service. A selection of meals and drinks is available for staff to purchase.

Buckler’s Mead Academy is a highly inclusive academy in the east of Yeovil. Our vision as an academy is “An Inspiring Education for all”. All members of our community should be given the opportunity to be happy, to achieve, participate and become successful. Our job as professionals is to ensure this happens. All staff play a full role in contributing to this vision through inclusive teaching. We seek to recruit dedicated, talented staff, committed to making a difference. We are part of the Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership – a highly successful Multi Academy Trust, often considered the ‘market leader’ in the South West for school improvement. The successful candidate will benefit from trust wide opportunities, such as induction, CPD and working with colleagues across trust schools.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to references and a full Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note that we may carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates as part of our Safer Recruitment checks. Buckler’s Mead Academy is an equal opportunities employer. The campus is a no smoking site.

This is an exciting time to be joining Buckler’s Mead Academy as we continue to progress. If you think this could be the role for you, we would love to hear from you. Applications should include details of your current experience, your particular areas of expertise, your own core beliefs in creating a positive behaviour culture, your interests and your suitability for the role.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 20 May 2024 (9.00am)


Safeguarding Statement:

Buckler's Mead 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. We welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Buckler's Mead Academy

Buckler's Mead Academy

Part of Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership