Job details

Job details
Employer Magna Academy Poole
Location Poole
Salary Highly competitive salary - MPS/UPS (+TLR for suitable candidate) or Leadership Scale
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted This job has expired
Closing date
Job starts Easter 2018 or September 2018

Opportunity to become a Lead Practitioner and/or Specialist Leader of Education

‘This is an outstanding school. Teachers have high expectations of their students, who respond by producing excellent work.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)

Do you want to be part of a team where you will help make a difference to the life chances of our students, many of whom are disadvantaged, and rapidly accelerate their progress?

Our Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to work and was graded as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in June 2015. In 2016, Magna achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.52, placing us well within the top 5% of highest performing schools nationally. 

Despite being a ‘secondary modern’ in a selective grammar school borough, we have the mind-set that we are a ‘grammar school for all’. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs.

Our systems ensure you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching, in a sustainable way, through:

  • tight, robust and no-nonsense behaviour systems
  • all detentions being centralised, including homework detentions
  • a feedback policy focused on whole class feedback, eliminating the need for hours and hours of marking
  • highly visible and supportive senior leaders
  • no formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to continuously develop
  • excellent ongoing CPD

‘The behaviour of students is outstanding. They are exceptionally keen to learn, and show real enthusiasm in lessons.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)

We are looking for an exceptional individual to play an important role in our unique and growing Academy. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher of History and will also play an important pastoral role in leading a tutor group. 

It is an excellent opportunity for either an NQT or someone wishing to further develop their career, with development opportunities to either take on TLR responsibilities and/or become a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) or Aspirant Lead Practitioner/Lead Practitioner (paid on the Leadership pay scale).

With great students who behave impeccably, an outstanding team of staff, state of the art facilities, and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset, Magna Academy offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual looking to develop their career. Ofsted highlighted our very effective staff training and support and outstanding CPD. We have a very comprehensive, and effective, development programme, bringing all subject areas together every week to share best practice.

‘Students make exceptional progress.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)

As a rapidly growing academy, that will be at full capacity in 2019, and as a newly designated NCTL Teaching School, you would be joining us at a very exciting time and become part of a vibrant learning community that will offer you fantastic opportunities for CPD, career development, future promotions and for you to be able to make your mark.

If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will love working here.

We would be delighted to show you around our Academy in order to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment.
How to Apply
Application forms and further details on the role are available from: or  Zoe Challis, or 01202 604222
If you wish to apply for an Assistant Lead Practitioner, Lead Practitioner or TLR role, please state this in your application and outline why you wish to apply for this role. 

Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 17th November 

Learn more about Magna Academy at:
Magna Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.

About the employer

Magna Academy Poole is a thriving learning community in which students, staff and parents work together to ensure outstanding outcomes for our young people. 

Our Academy is vibrant and exciting and was graded as Outstanding in all areas by OFSTE...

Information about Magna Academy Poole
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 19 years
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Locations and contacts

Ashdown Close
Adastral Road
Canford Heath
BH17 8RE
United Kingdom