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.
The retirement of the Director of Studies, creates an opportunity to appoint a Head of Economics & Business to lead the department. The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher, capable of enthusing students and building on the success of the department.
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.
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Application closing date: midday Friday 12th March 2021
Interviews will be held either on line or at the school on Thursday 18th March 2021—subject to Covid-19 restrictions.
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.