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Director of Teaching School

Director of Teaching School

The Minster School


  • Expired
L20 – L23 (£62,863 - £67,652)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
10 October 2017

Job overview

The Governing Body seeks to appoint a new Director of Teaching School to lead the ongoing development of our successful teaching school alliance with a membership of more than 70 schools.

Both a National Teaching School and a National Support School, The Minster School is recognised by Ofsted “to be of the very highest quality, where all students make outstanding progress”. The school is committed to the very best for its students and to high quality education across its alliance by leading initial teacher training, professional learning, leadership development and school-to-school support. The Minster School is in the process of converting to become an academy at the heart of its own multi-academy trust.

We wish to appoint a highly successful teacher and inspirational leader, excited by the challenge of providing an outstanding education to the young people of Southwell and beyond.

This significant post sits at senior leadership level and, alongside teaching school leadership, the successful candidate will play a significant role in the daily life of The Minster School.

Should candidates wish to make an informal visit to the school please contact Alex Byrne (HR Officer) by email or call her on 01636 817343.

Applicants should submit an application form, an experience review and a letter of application, details for which are included with the experience review to Mr Matthew Parris, Head Teacher. A CV will not be considered.

The Minster School is committed to safeguarding children and the promotion of equal opportunities for staff and students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and complete a KCSIE Declaration.

The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation for posts within County and Controlled Schools and in Colleges.

Application form and information pack available on request from The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Notts NG25 0LG. Tel; 01636 817343, email or from the Minster School website on

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 11th October
Interviews: Thursday 19th October

(Voluntary Aided Church of England Comprehensive)
NOR 1640, inc. 400 in the Sixth Form, Age Range 7-18

About The Minster School

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+44 1636 814000

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The Minster School is a highly successful secondary school, serving the local community of Southwell and surrounding villages. As a Church of England Academy we have a strong ethos which is based around our values of Wisdom, Optimism, Resilience, Kindness and Service through which we live and breath our motto of Succeeding Together. The school currently has 1600 students on role including 350 students in the sixth form and 40 students in the Junior School. We are oversubscribed and are regularly in the top schools in Nottinghamshire for attainment and progress.

Alongside serving our own students, we are a national support school, the home  school of East Midlands East Maths Hub and lead a Learning Alliance providing Initial Teacher Training, Professional Learning and School Improvement support. The Minster School is also the foundation school in the Minster Trust for Education (MITRE).

The school can trace its origins to 956AD where it provided the education to the choristers of Southwell Minster. Whilst still maintaining its heritage and history the school is now a vibrant and forward-looking academy housed in a state-of-the-art building built in 2007. We are passionate about learning and developing new ways to engage, challenge and support students in their studies.

As a school we believe strongly that students should have a broad and immersive experience throughout their school life. As a result, enrichment remains a key part of our provision. Whether it be our highly anticipated musical productions, sporting success or our wide variety of extra-curricular visits, we believe that learning should flourish beyond the classroom.

At the heart of all that we do is a drive to enable all members of our school community to work together, care for each other and strive to realise their potential in their studies and all other aspects of life.

An extract from our last Ofsted inspection (November 2023):

“The school is very well led and managed. Leaders lead with a strong moral purpose.  They have high expectations of pupils’ learning, attitudes and behaviour. Overwhelmingly, staff say that they are proud to work at the school. They have high  aspirations for all pupils. They are committed to, and make a positive difference in, pupils’ lives.”

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