Deputy Headteacher - Maternity Cover, Dorset

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Andrew's CE VA Primary SchoolDorset

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

• Are you looking for amazing professional development and opportunities as you consider the next step in your career? 

• Are you an excellent teacher with a proven record of effective leadership, who is passionate about having a positive impact on the education, progress and well-being of every child in your care?

• Do you want to be part of a large team, all working together with high expectations, commitment and drive?

• Can you lead and inspire others to achieve the best outcomes for the children?

If so, we’d love to meet you!


We are a rapidly-improving large primary school, situated on the outskirts of Weymouth.  We pride ourselves on being a school for everyone and believe that together we can make a difference to the lives of our children and our community.

Our Deputy Head will be taking maternity leave from March 2020 and we therefore have a vacancy for a senior leader to join our team on a fixed term basis from March 2020 for approximately 10 months. You will be an excellent teacher with great communication, excellent teamwork skills and a passion for education! You will be a leader who is able to motivate and inspire the staff team, within a caring Christian culture. 

This role will include a 0.5 teaching commitment, currently in KS1. Secondments from your current employer will be considered.   

The school is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children in its care and candidates will be asked to demonstrate an understanding of safeguarding children and complete an enhanced DBS check prior to appointment.

Our school values diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please apply online at www.dorsetforyou.com or visit the school website: www.standrewswey.dsat.org.uk 

We welcome visits to our school, please contact the office on 

01305 832346 to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.


How to Apply

If you are interested in this position and would like to have a more detailed conversation before making the decision to apply for the post, please give us a call and we will be happy to help you with as much detail as possible to support this process. 

When you have enough information to make your decision to apply, please complete all sections of the application form. CVs will not be accepted.  

All applicants will be notified of the shortlisting decisions by email. References for shortlisted candidates will be requested before interviews. 

The Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.




More about St Andrew's CE VA Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Littlemoor Road, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6AA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1305 832346
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