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Somervale School

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Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
Easter 2018
Apply by:
24 January 2018

Job description

11-18 Comprehensive, 545 on Roll, 400 in the joint Sixth Form

Required from Easter 2018

2nd in English

Full Time, Permanent  TLR 2a £2,667

Somervale School is a small school by design with a roll of 545 students, allowing for a personalised approach to teaching and learning. The school is growing in size and is held in high regard by the local community. Post 16 students are taught as part of the Midsomer Norton Sixth Form (400 on roll) with lessons being taught at both Somervale and Norton Hill. Somervale is part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership (MNSP), a Multi-Academy Trust consisting of 3 Secondary Schools (Somervale, Norton Hill and St Dunstan’s) and 8 Primary Schools (Clutton, High Littleton, Academy of Trinity and Dundry, Longvernal, Midsomer Norton Primary, Farrington and Welton). The Trust schools have a total of 4,200 students on roll. This is an exciting time to be joining the MNSP.  The school offers BTEC, VCERT, GCSE and A Level courses.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced person to teach in our English Department where English results are above national averages for attainment and progress. You should be highly motivated, proactive and able to support all students to achieve their potential. Our aim is to ensure students make the best possible progress and your teaching will be integral to this.

Somervale School serves Midsomer Norton, Radstock and the surrounding rural area where there is an abundance of attractive and affordable housing. The school is on the edge of the Mendips but close to both Bath and Wells

You will: 

· Be committed to exceptional standards of teaching and learning

· Be able to motivate, challenge and inspire students to achieve their best

· Be able to establish and develop outstanding relationships with students and staff

· Be a team player able to contribute to key leadership decisions

· Contribute to our core vision and values

We can offer you: 

· A forward looking and innovative school

· A school with outstanding behaviour and safety for all

· Good facilities for teaching and learning 

· Leading edge professional development support to improve your practice including NCSL accredited training

· A school where care, guidance and support are central to ensuring students make outstanding progress

· A school where learning is really personalised

Closing date for vacancy: 3pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018

Provisional date for Interview: Week Commencing 29th January 2018

Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

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About Somervale School

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  • Somervale School
  • Redfield Road, Midsomer Norton, Bath
  • Somerset
  • BA3 2JD
  • United Kingdom
+44 1761 414276

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Somervale School is a very popular, high achieving, 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school situated in Midsomer Norton on the outskirts of Bath and on the edge of Somerset.  The school occupies a large attractively landscaped site with an excellent range of specialist accommodation and facilities.

We are an extremely successful medium sized school and that makes us unique in the local area. We have all the benefits of any other school with the added bonus of an attention to detail that you simply cannot achieve in a larger school.

We place our students at the heart of everything that we do. We believe in working hard, being kind and enjoying learning.

The school received its second judgement of Good by Ofsted in 2016 and its high quality provision and attention to pastoral care was noted.

All students leave the school with an understanding of how to learn, think creatively, take risks and handle change. All students get the chance to participate and take leading roles in all the school has to offer. Self esteem and personal growth are nurtured and students take on responsibility as local and global citizens. A student’s chances of success are not related to their social economic background, gender or ethnicity.

Teachers use their expertise and knowledge to engage learners and act quickly to adjust their teaching in response to students’ needs.

The school’s attendance and behaviour has been held up as an example for other schools in the South West to follow as has the exceptional care, support and guidance students receive.  In 2019 the school was recognised as having the highest student progress of all schools within BANES.

Somervale School serves Midsomer Norton, Radstock and the surrounding rural area where there is an abundance of attractive and affordable housing. The school is on the edge of the Mendips but close to both Bath and Wells.

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