Head of Upper School, Bridport, Dorset

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The Sir John Colfox AcademyBridport, Dorset
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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale plus TLR 2.3
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Upper School – Main Scale plus TLR 2:3

Required from September 2018, a well-qualified and successful classroom practitioner to assume the pastoral leadership of Years 10 and 11. The school has a very effective pastoral support network which includes an excellent Inclusion Centre and an established House System. The Heads of School (Lower, Middle and Upper) are largely responsible for student’s attendance, behaviour and pastoral welfare and teach no more than a 50% timetable. Due to current vacancies applications from MFL, RE/History and PE teachers will be especially welcome, however applications from all subjects will be considered as what matters most to us is the right person for the job.

This is a great time to join our school as we have recently established a multi-academy trust with three of our feeder primary schools forming ‘The Minerva Learning Trust’. Results across the school at GCSE and A Level are very strong in both attainment and progress terms. We are a member of the PIXL Club and the Jurassic Schools Alliance and have several staff involved in national initiatives. We are a national lead school for the Edge Student Leadership Programme. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

If you want to work in an outwardly facing school in a beautiful part of the county then Colfox could be the place for you. Our coastline is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and if you have seen ITV’s Broadchurch then you have seen Bridport/West Bay, as that is where it was filmed!  We are committed to staff development and are activity seeking ways we can reduce staff workload, whilst maintaining high standards of results.   Visits to the school will be made available if requested. The Pastoral team is led by Mike Hoffmann (Deputy Head) who would be happy to discuss any aspect of the role with you and can be reached by phone (01308 422291) or email hoffmannm@colfox.dorset.sch.uk

An application form and details can also be downloaded from either the school website: www.colfox.org or you can apply online at: www.dorsetforyou.com/jobs Completed application forms should be emailed to the Headteacher’s PA, Amanda Ackerman a.ackerman@colfox.dorset.sch.uk 

Closing Date:  Monday 22 January 2018

Shortlisting and invitations to interview: Tuesday 23 January 2018 

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 29 January 2018




11 – 18 Comprehensive School

No on roll: 840

Combined Sixth Form: 240  Headteacher: Mr D Herbert 

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More about The Sir John Colfox Academy
Address: Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3DT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1308 422291