November 16, 2021
Job Type
Short Summary
The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher, capable of enthusing students and building on the success of the department.   
Working Pattern
April 2022
Closing Date
December 02, 2021


West Buckland is a school founded in 1858 intended to offer an excellent education based on Christian values.  It stands in nearly 100 acres of grounds, surrounded by farmland, near the western edge of Exmoor.  Its rural location is outstandingly beautiful. The school is now a leading, multi-cultural community for boys and girls across North Devon and beyond.

The school is fully co-educational and has grown considerably in recent years.  In total there are just under 650 boys and girls aged, 3 to 18 years, with 140 in the Sixth Form.  There are also over 140 boarders and, following the substantial investment, there has been an increased demand in this area. The school has its own co-located, Preparatory School and Nursery, with pupils aged 3 to 11.

Academic standards at the school are high and, for many years, West Buckland has been one of the most consistently high-performing schools in the South West at GCSE and A‐level.  Recent performances for A‐level results typically exceed 75% A* to B and 50% A* to A at GCSE. There is considerable emphasis on extracurricular activities at the school, with a focus through five pillars in Outdoor Education/CCF, Performing Arts, Academic Extension, Sport & Service.

Economics is currently taught at A-level following the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) specification. Economics is amongst the most popular A-Level choices in the school, with two sets running at A-level.

In September 2017 the school introduced Business at Advanced Level, following the successful introduction of Business at GCSE in September 2015. Both Business courses follow Edexcel specifications. Business is a popular option at GCSE with about 50% of the cohort usually opting for the subject. There is usually one set at A-Level.

This is a fulltime post by the ability to offer other subjects or skill sets. The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher, capable of enthusing students and building on the success of the department.

If you would like to discuss the position with the Head of Department or Deputy Head Academic, Mr Rob Paler, please contact him by email:

The Interview

Interviews will be held at the school in the week of 6th Dec 2021—subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

West Buckland School has its own salary scale and pensions package which can be discussed at interview. Other benefits include; meals on duty, fee remission, free access to fitness suite & pool, cycle to work scheme.


The application should include a completed application form, (download from the school website), a covering letter addressed to the Headmaster and a full curriculum vitae. Names and addresses of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer must be detailed in your application.

 The deadline for receipt of applications is midday 1st December 2021.

Applications should addressed to:

Assistant Bursar (HR Recruitment)

West Buckland School


Devon EX32 0SX

Applications not submitted via TES should be emailed to

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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