Teacher of Science, Wincanton, Somerset

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King Arthur's SchoolWincanton, Somerset

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (+ Recruitment Allowance)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Teacher of Science 

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust based at King Arthur’s School Wincanton, Somerset

Start Date:  1 September 2019 

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Monday 20th May 2019

Interviews: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Salary: MPS/UPS (+ Recruitment allowance)

Contract:  Permanent  

We are looking to appoint an inspirational Teacher of Science (ideally with an ability to teach Chemistry or Physics to GCSE level) who will join a team of Science specialists across the Trust’s schools. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a school within a Trust with great potential, some real strengths and the ability and desire to develop further. 

King Arthur’s School is a fantastic small secondary school at the heart of a rural Somerset community serving the town of Wincanton and surrounding area. The school joined the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust in April 2019 and work closely with The Gryphon School in Sherborne to continue its pursuit for tangible and rapid improvement. When you visit the school you will notice the:

• Friendly and welcoming atmosphere

• Students are well-behaved, comfortable and safe

• The range of experiences and opportunities

• Hard working, committed and caring staff

• Beautiful location and space for learning

• Strong local community

The school is on the Somerset/Dorset border located close to Sherborne and its surrounding area. It is one of the best places to live in Britain, with Sherborne itself being described as ‘one of the most drop-dead-gorgeous towns in the country’ and having the feel of ‘a small cathedral city’.  It is a centre of excellence for education.  There are easy road and direct rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast and countryside. It is a great area in which to live, offering something for everyone.

The successful candidate will:

• have a passion for Science 

• have excellent communication skills have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision of the Department and school

• be able to build relationships quickly

• show respect to others and be able to embrace the ethos and values of the trust

• be positive, optimistic, caring, kind and approachable

• be willing to be immersed in the life of a busy school

• have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning

Our values and ethos focuses on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our children. 

This role will be challenging, yet immensely rewarding. Working within our Trust, you will be supported by an experienced  leadership team, strong governance and a committed staff. We will also offer an excellent package:

• a competitive salary + recruitment allowance

• high-quality CPD opportunities

• work collaboratively with Trust colleagues, sharing best practice and specialisms

• possible relocation expenses

• a strong sense of shared moral purpose and a real opportunity to transform the lives of young people

You are warmly encouraged to visit our school prior to application, please do not hesitate to contact Bella Byrne who will be happy to arrange this. Our CEO, Steve Hillier or the Head of School designate, Jen Jacklin, is available to have an informal discussion with interested applicants about the role. Please contact his assistant Bella Byrne on 01935 811066 or at Bella.Byrne@sast.org.uk

For a recruitment pack and online application form, please visit the school website or trust website: www.sast.org.uk

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Monday 20th May 2019

Proposed Date for interviews: Thursday 23rd May 2019

SAST and King Arthur’s School has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Trust values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: West Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9BX, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1963 32368