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Overview

Bideford College is housed in one of the most fantastic school buildings in the country. Not only is our college modern, it has been exceptionally well designed and resourced to meet the demands of providing a first rate education for up to 1,800 students.

The college is now on a fantastic journey of improvement and success which will rapidly ensure that all our students make good progress and achieve well. Our vision is simple but focused and relevant: to be judged by Ofsted to be a good school and eventually outstanding.

The curriculum we offer, both in the main school and at post 16, is well designed. It is broad and offers opportunities for academic, technical and sporting excellence. The extracurricular programme we offer in addition is wide-ranging and enables our students to engage in sport and other activities and interests within the college and to perform and compete at regional and national level.

We are proud of our college and of its many strengths, not least the positive attitude and good behaviour of our students. We are also proud of our rapid journey of improvement.

Lyndsey Kane
Principal

Working for us

Situated in North Devon within the historic port of Bideford, the College has lots to offer to potential candidates. Nestled between the vast National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor and surrounded by blue flag beaches, North Devon offers an idyllic setting for those with an interest in the outdoors and family life. The South West Coastal Path passes nearby and the town sits within the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere (web).

The town itself is known as ‘the little white town’ due to the main colour of the properties being white! The river Torridge runs through the town and provides for a relaxing stroll along the Tarka Trail as well as a means to visit neighbouring Lundy Island on the ferry (web). The town boasts many fine eateries and a small but well established shopping area with many specialist retailers and a few high street brands. The town is served by three major supermarkets as well as numerous fine food outlets. On the edge of town is the ‘Atlantic Village’ retail park with outlet and discount shopping stores. The College has 185 parking spaces (permit controlled), full Wi-Fi for your own devices and College staff are permitted free use of the College Fitness suite out of hours. The College facilities are used extensively for events and entertainment (see www.devonhall.co.uk) for which staff receive priority booking / discounts. Bideford is located approximately 10 miles (15 minutes) from Barnstaple (the nearest large town / train links) and 50 miles (1.25 hours) from Exeter (nearest large city / airport / university), it is connected to the M5 via the A361 link road and the A39 Atlantic Highway. Plymouth and Bristol are about 2 hours travel time away.

Talent Pool

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.


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