Co-Curricular Coordinator & Prep School Teacher, Barnstaple, Devon

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West Buckland SchoolBarnstaple, Devon

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Start date: Start of the Autumn Term 2020 (Thursday 27th August 20)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: West Buckland School salary scales are based on the Local Authority Teacher pay and allowances scales.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

West Buckland aims to embrace its enviable location, which provides the perfect setting, to create one of the best outdoor learning opportunities in the South West. The School is within North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, on the edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park and a stone’s throw from the dramatic coastline, where rugged cliffs are interspersed with magnificent sandy beaches.

This new role within the Prep School will ensure that West Buckland continues to be forward thinking in this vital area of school life with potential for further developments. The role will suit an ambitious teacher aspiring to senior leadership positions in the future and will have a management allowance with the position.

The aims and ethos of a West Buckland education is understood by staff as PIE and delivered through the 7Cs. We aim to provide a forward-thinking education consisting of personalised development, innovative experiences and excellent learning.  These values run through the education we offer so pupils do not just leave with knowledge passed on, but as young people who are Caring, Committed, Courageous, Confident, Creative, Critical Thinkers and Curious.

Focused very much on developing the characteristics that make up the school ethos (the 7Cs) our extra-curricular (ECA) strategy incorporates Sport, Drama, Music, Outdoor Learning, Service and enrichment opportunities.

The successful candidate will be a capable, creative and skillful Teacher, in either Key Stage 1 or 2, and will be a Form Tutor responsible for the pastoral care of children in their class. Each Form Tutor teaches their class for English, Maths and Humanities lessons along with other subject areas to be determined at interview. In addition, Prep Staff are expected to coordinate a subject area.  Experience in coaching Rugby, Hockey and Cricket would be advantageous.

We believe in providing the very best start in education for our pupils and the staff team are crucial to achieving this.

The post is for appointment with effect the start of the Autumn Term 2020 (Thursday 27th August 20). This is a full time position.

West Buckland School salary scales are based on the Local Authority Teacher pay and allowances scales.

If you would like to discuss the position with the Headmaster, Mr Nick Robinson, please contact via: 

For further information on West Buckland School please visit the school website at  

Please complete the application form and return in line with the detail in the job specification document. The application should include a completed application form, covering letter and CV.

Applications can be emailed to
Emailed applications are welcomed, but please do not also post.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on 29th January 2020.

Interviews will be held during the week of the 3rd February 2020.

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. 

More about West Buckland School
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. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1598 760281
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