Curriculum Lead for Science, Wincanton, Somerset

Closing date:Expiring today

King Arthur's SchoolWincanton, Somerset

Date posted:
Start date: 01 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Curriculum Lead for Science 

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust based at King Arthur’s School Wincanton, Somerset

Start Date:  1 September 2019 

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Interviews: Thursday 25th April 2019

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 

Contract:  Permanent  

We are looking to appoint an inspirational Curriculum Leader of Science who will join a team of Science specialists across the Trust’s schools as the Head of Department at King Arthur’s School. This is a wonderful opportunity to join a school within a Trust with great potential, some real strengths and the ability and desire to develop further. This post will be ideal for either someone looking for their first Department lead role or someone who with leadership experience looking for a new challenge in a new area. 

King Arthur’s School is a fantastic small secondary school at the heart of a rural Somerset community serving the town of Wincanton and surrounding area. The school will join the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust in April 2019 and work closely with The Gryphon School in Sherborne to continue its pursuit for tangible and rapid improvement. When you visit the school you will notice the:

• Friendly and welcoming atmosphere

• Students are well-behaved, comfortable and safe

• The range of experiences and opportunities

• Hard working, committed and caring staff

• Beautiful location and space for learning

• Strong local community

The school is on the Somerset/Dorset border located close to Sherborne and its surrounding area. It is one of the best places to live in Britain, with Sherborne itself being described as ‘one of the most drop-dead-gorgeous towns in the country’ and having the feel of ‘a small cathedral city’.  It is a centre of excellence for education.  There are easy road and direct rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast and countryside. It is a great area in which to live, offering something for everyone.

The successful candidate will:

• Have high expectations and the skills to raise standards further 

• Demonstrate evidence of truly effective middle leadership

• Have a passion and desire to promote a love of learning and literacy

• Be positive and optimistic in making a difference to children’s lives

• Be highly resilient, with a relentless determination to succeed and drive change

• Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our children, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning

• Use resources, intellect, creativity and innovation to be successful

• Be a team player and leader who will go the extra mile to support children and families 

Our values and ethos focuses on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our children. 

This role will be challenging, yet immensely rewarding. Working within our Trust, you will be supported by an experienced leadership team, strong governance and a committed staff. We will also offer an excellent package:

• a competitive salary -starting point to be agreed on appointment

• leadership development support 

• high-quality CPD opportunities

• possible relocation expenses

• a strong sense of shared moral purpose and a real opportunity to transform the lives of young people

You are warmly encouraged to visit our school prior to application, please do not hesitate to contact Bella Byrne who will be happy to arrange this. Our CEO, Steve Hillier or the Head of School designate, Jen Jacklin, is available to have an informal discussion with interested applicants about the role. Please contact his assistant Bella Byrne on 01935 811066 or at Bella.Byrne@sast.org.uk

For a recruitment pack and online application form, please visit the school website or trust website: www.sast.org.uk

Closing Date: 9.00 am on Tuesday 23 April 2019

Date for interviews: Thursday 25 April 2019

SAST and King Arthur’s School has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Trust values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.



More about King Arthur's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: West Hill, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1963 32368