Head of English, Devon

Closing date:Expiring soon

West Buckland SchoolDevon

Date posted:
Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A vibrant, innovative and creative leader is required from August 2018 to lead the successful English department as Head of Department. The appointment will suit a inspired and passionate teacher who is able to lead student learning through to A-level. You will have excellent teaching skills and should be enthusiastic about contributing to the students’wider academic and intellectual development, and committed to the co-curricular life of this busy boarding and day school.

West Buckland is the leading co-educational independent school in North Devon, set in 100 acres on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The school community is proud of its strong academic results, established excellence in sport, creative and performing arts and has a reputation for strong pastoral care. It is a wonderful place to work. Please indicate on your application availability to start date. Appointment to start August 2018 may be considered. 

For further detail please contact the Director of Studies –Mr Chris Burrows via cjb@westbuckland.com or Head of English - Mrs Yvonne Helicon on yh@westbuckland.com or 01598 760281.

To apply please complete the application form along with a full curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, and return to recruitment@westbuckland.com 

Full details and an application form can be downloaded from www.westbuckland.com (under employment) or call 01598 760281 for an application pack. 

Closing date for applications: Thursday 22nd February 2018. 

Interviews: Friday 2nd March 2018.

West Buckland School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The post is defined as being within the scope of Regulated Activity. 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0SX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1598 760281
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West Buckland School was founded in 1858 nine miles from the town of Barnstaple. It stands in nearly 100 acres of grounds, surrounded by farmland, near the western edge of Exmoor.  Its rural location is outstandingly beautiful.  A number of...