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Job details
Employer Magna Academy Poole
Location Poole
Salary NJC Scale Points 28 to 33 £24, 964 - £29, 323 pa.
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

7.30am – 5.30pm during term time and some Saturday mornings on a rota basis with the Senior Leadership Team.

13 week’s holiday per year (Academy holidays)

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

‘The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Students believe rightly that staff care about them as individuals, and they appreciate the extra time that staff spend on ensuring they achieve the best possible results.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)

Looking for an exciting new challenge?

We are looking for an exceptional and inspirational Director of Isolations and Detentions who will lead the effective operation of our purpose built Behaviour Correction Unit (starting September 2017). The role is pivotal to the continued progress of the Academy.

The salary we are offering is far higher than a job like this would normally pay. This is because we want someone who is outstanding.

If you believe in a strong, ‘tough love’ approach to discipline, no excuses and that children should be respectful and obedient at all times then this may be the role for you. The role is suitable for a strong disciplinarian who believes that a culture of excellent behaviour and respect is crucial to the development of children and central to maximising their life chances.

The role is not suitable for someone who wants to be every student’s best friend, who may be willing to accept excuses for poor or disrespectful behaviour, potentially damaging the future life chances of children from any type of background, however challenging.

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. We have a desire to be in the top 1%.

The post-holder will be a member of a very high performing, aligned pastoral support team.

You must fully believe in our philosophy that that every child can achieve academically at the highest level, no matter what their starting point, and have the determination to make this happen. We  believe that the best form of pastoral care that we can provide is to ensure that students leave us with the best set of qualifications possible.

The post holder must be able to use their initiative whilst also working as a member of a team.

Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, resilience and a professional manner are essential.

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

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, staff development programme.

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

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

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21st June 2017 9am

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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