Presentation Evening 2017


Buckler’s Mead Academy’s class of 2017 returned to collect their GCSE certificates last week. The annual event is a celebration of the achievements of students who have left Year 11.

The evening was an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to join together and celebrate success. Amongst the certificates there were 6 Special Awards that highlighted individual success from Academic achievement, Effort, Determination to succeed and contribution to the life of the academy. The Academy also took the opportunity to celebrate the life of Mandy Perkins who sadly passed away during the summer. Her family were invited to the academy to present a new award in her honour the ‘My Lovely’ award was presented to Kobe Medlin to acknowledge the kindness and caring attitude that he displayed throughout his time at Buckler’s Mead.

Amongst the winners this year were:

Chris Collins Cup for Academic Achievement – Sian Dennett

Keith Richmond Cup for Girls’ Contribution – Jessica Surrey

Len Knight Cup – for Boys’ Contribution – Niall Ring

Dennis Bagnall Cup for Academic Effort – Joseph Kirkpatrick

Ashford McKenzie Cup for Determination to Succeed– Jake Bishop

The Gulliver Music Award – Nikki Vellacott

Mrs Stevens, Class of 2017 Year Coordinator, led a fantastic evening together with the Tutors, reminiscing the highs of the 5 years the students spent within the Academy. Tutors commented on how rewarding it is to welcome students back to the academy and hear about the next phase of their lives beyond Buckler’s Mead.


Mark Lawrence, Deputy Headteacher said “This is always a fantastic evening, it is great to see the students return to collect their certificates and awards and to have the opportunity to once again wish them well for the future. It is special for the teachers to hear the stories of what the students have moved onto next”.

Cleaner Vacancy


16 hours per week – term time only + 1 week during academy holidays

Grade 17 Point 6 £7.78 per hour (£5,511 per annum)

Please contact Deborah St Paul (Head’s PA/HR Manager) for an application form and send your application for the attention of Mr M Wood, Business Manager by the closing date of FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2018.

Thank you for your interest.  We look forward to receiving your application.


1 St John’s Road


01935 424454


Mandy’s funeral will take place on Thursday 10th August at Yeovil Crematorium at 2pm.All are welcome to attend.

With deep regret we have to inform you of the loss of a valued member of staff, Mrs Mandy Perkins, who died at home yesterday.

Our sincere condolences go to her family and friends at this difficult time.

We ask that you respect their privacy. We will mark her life and contribution to the academy in the new term.

Mrs S Gorrod Headteacher


Spring Term 2017 Vacancies

We have the following vacancies for the Spring Term 2017:


Art/Photography & Design Technology Teaching Assistant

Grade 14 (£7963 per annum)

22 hours per week term time only

Details – Art/Photography & Design Technology Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Application Form (Support Staff)


First Aider

Grade 15 (£8369 per annum)

25 hours per week term time only

Details – First Aider

Job Description

Application Form (Support Staff)


Cover Supervisor

Grade 13 (£9806 per annum)

25 hours per week term time only

Details – Cover Superviser

Job Description

Application Form (Support Staff)


Please see the attached Job Details for further information

 Buckler’s Mead Academy is a highly inclusive academy in the east of Yeovil.  Our vision as an academy is that all community members are happy, achieve and have limitless 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 and support for our students and other staff.  We seek to recruit dedicated and talented staff, highly committed to making a difference.

The academy is a 7 times ‘Investor in People’ and candidates can be assured of excellent support at all times and a structured induction programme and relevant training will be provided for the successful candidate.  As an academy we actively encourage sharing best practice and the person appointed can be assured of support to help them effectively meet the students’ needs.

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 commitments.  All appointments are subject to references and a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before confirmation.

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

Closing Date for all posts:          Thursday 15 December 2016 (4.00 pm)

Interviews:                                       Week commencing 2 January 2017