Headteacher, Yeovil, Somerset

Closing date:Expiring soon

Buckler's Mead AcademyYeovil, Somerset

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L27 – L35
Contract term: Permanent

Required from 1 September 2019:


Salary Range L27 – L35

(Generous salary for an exceptional candidate, dependent on experience)

An exciting opportunity for an ambitious proven or aspiring Head to build on our achievements and success in this 11 – 16 academy

We are seeking a Headteacher who:

  • Is able to communicate and drive a clear strategic vision for the academy
  • Is a leader who drives high quality school improvement at all levels
  • Is an excellent people leader with emotional intelligence and good humour, who can support and challenge staff
  • Is visible and accessible, resilient and determined, innovative and passionate
  • Will continue the academy’s long-standing tradition of inclusivity.

In return we can offer you the opportunity to work with motivated students, the full support of a dedicated and committed team of staff and board of Directors, a supportive induction programme and ongoing professional development, plus the opportunity to work in a successful academy in a beautiful area of the South West.  In addition to this, all permanent staff appointed to Buckler’s Mead are enrolled in our Health Care package, are entitled to discounted gym membership and are part of a national discount scheme.  The academy is an 8 times ‘Investor in People’ and candidates can be assured of excellent support at all times.  

Buckler’s Mead Academy is a highly inclusive academy in the east of Yeovil, close to the Dorset border.  Our vision as an academy is that all community members are happy, achieve and have high aspirations.  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.

The 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. All appointments are subject to references and a full Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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

This is an exciting time to be joining Buckler’s Mead Academy as it continues to progress.  If you think this could be the role for you, we would love to hear from you.  

CLOSING DATE:  MONDAY 25 MARCH 2019 (12.00 noon)


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More about Buckler's Mead Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 1 St John's Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4NH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1935 424454
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Buckler’s Mead Academy was originally established in 1957 as Buckler’s Mead School, becoming Buckler’s Mead Community School in 1990 to reflect our commitment to our local community.  In 2011 the school became Buckler’s Mead Academy. Along with ...