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Assistant Principal - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Preston SchoolSomerset

Required for September 2021:

Assistant Principal – DSL (Leadership Scale 11-15)

1 year fixed-term contract in the first instance


Our aspiration is to be great in all that we do.  Are you a great teacher & leader or aspire to be one?  If so, Preston School is the right school for you!


We are a Business & Enterprise Academy that aspires to embody our strapline of ‘Bringing Learning to Life & Life to Learning’ for every student every day. We place a large emphasis on the development of character and personality of our students, alongside a relentless drive for improving progress in all of the subjects that they study.

We aim to be GREAT in everything that we do. Our student body are wonderful to work with and visitors to the school regularly comment upon the great learning environment within the school, personified by the excellent relationships between students and staff.  We firmly believe in the core BASICs that the students are asked to follow, and we recognise that teaching is made easier when students are engaged with their learning - as ours are.

This is an exciting time in Preston’s development to be joining a strong, supportive and cohesive Senior Leadership Team as we look to make the school even greater. We firmly believe that our BASICS underpin every student succeeding and we enjoy working in a purposeful, professional school. The role of ‘Assistant Principal – The BASICS’ is integral to the development of the school and the successful candidate will be lead across many areas crucial to us being even greater. The ability to teach English, Maths, Science, History, Music or ICT/Computing may be advantageous.


We would love to receive your application if you are:

  • Someone with a ‘can-do’ attitude and aspire for Preston School to be GREAT
  • Experienced in leading the pastoral and safeguarding work in a secondary school
  • Dedicated to enhancing the learning and lives of our students
  • Ambitious with high expectations of all, including yourself
  • An excellent team player with the capacity to lead across the school
  • committed to continually improving as a teacher, leader and person


Information on the school and posts can be accessed from www.prestonschool.co.uk/vacancies 


The post is subject to two references along with enhanced DBS check from Criminal Record Bureau and medical history check.


We would encourage you to visit us prior to applying. If you wish to do so then please contact my PA, Jaclyn Surrey on vacancies@prestonschool.co.uk or 01935 403802. 


Please apply by downloading the application form from the school’s website and return completed with a covering letter to Jaclyn Surrey on vacancies@prestonschool.co.uk  


Closing date: 9:00am on Thursday 20th May 2021

Provisional interview dates: Wednesday 26th May 2021

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