Headteacher, Dorset

Closing date:Expiring soon

Westfield Arts CollegeDorset

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: (Salary: L32-38)
Contract term: Permanent

“Westfield Arts College provides an outstanding quality of education.” (Ofsted)

Required for September 2018, a Headteacher to lead the school into the next period of development and outstanding performance. Westfield is a highly regarded 4-19, 205 pupil Dorset special school. All of our pupils have moderate/complex learning difficulties and two thirds have a diagnosis of ASD. Some pupils display challenging behaviour.

Westfield is the lead school in The Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special Schools (TADSS) and our Headteacher chairs its strategic management board.

The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant learning community in which ‘pupils make a superb contribution to the life of the community’ (Ofsted). They will also receive the full support of an exceptionally committed and skilful governor and staff team. Please see our school website for more information about the school www.westfield.dorset.sch.uk.

Strong candidates will possess the following:

  • a clarity of vision and purpose within a regional and national SEND landscape
  • the ability to work with and inspire a wide range of stakeholders
  • excellent communication, inter-personal and financial skills
  • deep empathy for children and young people across the SEND spectrum
  • a strong commitment to your own professional development and that of your staff


Further details and application forms are available via the Dorsetforyou website, https://jobs.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/.  Visits to the school are encouraged, please contact Clair Adams, School Business Manager on the number below or at cadams@westfield.dorset.sch.uk.

Closing date: 22nd January 2018
Interviews: 5th/6th February 2018

Westfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced DBS check in line with the government’s safer recruitment guidelines.

Westfield Arts College
Littlemoor Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 6AA
Tel: 01305 833518 Fax: 01305 835414
office@westfield.dorset.sch.uk
www.westfield.dorset.sch.uk
Headteacher: Andrew Penman “Broadening Horizons”

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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Littlemoor Road, Preston, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305 833518
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Westfield is a well-regarded 4-19, 180 pupil Dorset special school. All of our pupils have moderate/complex learning difficulties and half have a diagnosis of ASD.