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Head of Religious Studies (Beliefs & Values)

Buckler's Mead Academy
Yeovil, Somerset
Contract Type
Full Time
MPS - UPS (£30,000 - £46,525) plus TLR2B (£5347)
Start Date
1st September 2024
20th May 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
HeadB&V JAN24
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1398859

An exciting opportunity to lead the development and delivery of Religious Studies (Beliefs & Values) at this highly successful and growing academy.


Having achieved the best results in the school’s history in summer 2023, Buckler’s Mead Academy is going from strength to strength. As part of this development we wish to appoint and ambitious teacher to lead our Beliefs and Values (Religious Studies) department from September 2024 (earlier if possible, by negotiation).

We welcome interest from candidates from a wide range of backgrounds and subject specialisms, including Citizenship, Religious Studies, Sociology. Previous leadership experience is desirable but not essential. We are looking for knowledgeable candidates who share our vision and values, who will create a strategic, ambitious vision for the development and growth of the department, and take swift and effective steps to bring it to fruition.

Our Offer

In return 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 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”, which is a telephone based advice, information and counselling service. A selection of meals, snacks and drinks is available for staff to purchase at lunch and break times.

Our School

Buckler’s Mead Academy is a highly inclusive academy in the east of Yeovil, close to the Dorset border. Since September 2021, we have been 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 and support, such as CPD and the chance to work colleagues across trust schools.

Our vision as an academy is an “inspiring education for all”. We believe that 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 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.

Safeguarding Information

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 and Due Diligence checks. Buckler’s Mead Academy is an equal opportunities employer. The campus is a no smoking site.

If you think this could be the role for you, we would love to hear from you. Applications should be sent for the attention of Mark Lawrence, Headteacher and should include details of your current experience and suitability for the role.


CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 20 MAY 2024 (9.00 am)


PLEASE NOTE: We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier if we receive sufficient applications


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