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Job details
Employer Dorchester Middle School
Location Dorset
Salary L21-L27 (£63,779 to £73,876)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 01 September 2017

Headteacher, Dorset  

Dates: 30th January 2017 (midnight).    

Required: 01 September 2017  

Location: Dorchester, Dorset 

Contract Type: Full Time  

Contract Term: Permanent  

The Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational leader to our successful 9-13 Middle School Academy.    

This position has become vacant due to the promotion of the previous Head Teacher. There has been an interim Executive Head Teacher in post while a new headteacher is recruited. 

Dorchester Middle School is located in the attractive County Town of Dorchester which is sits some 8 miles from the Jurassic Coast in the glorious countryside of West Dorset.   The school converted to an Academy in June 2012. 

It is a large 9-13 Community Middle deemed Secondary School serving a diverse community and represents fully comprehensive education at its best. Most of our pupils feed into the very successful Thomas Hardye School which is on an adjacent site. Dorchester Middle School is very popular with parents and in March 2014 gained a grading of ‘Good’ during its Ofsted Inspection. It is part of the successful Dorchester Area Schools Partnership of local First, Middle and Upper schools who share resources, planning and expertise in order to enhance continuity across all stages of the childrens’ education.  

This school of 600 plus pupils has very good accommodation, playing fields and grounds, and KS2 pupils also benefit from the specialist accommodation and resources provided for the KS3 curriculum.   

 Within the school there is also a Speech and Language base and a Physical and Sensory Disability base. Consequently, the school is in the highest band for supporting pupils with Education Health Care Plans, enabling the school to achieve a high level of inclusivity, which Ofsted recognised as a particular strength. 

The Governors seek to appoint a Head Teacher who can provide enthusiastic and energetic leadership.  With clear, strategic vision, you will display high calibre inter-personal and communication skills, complemented by your ability to motivate and inspire students, staff, parents and the wider community.  

The successful applicant must have proven leadership skills and be able to build on the school’s present strengths in order to achieve an “Outstanding” rating from Ofsted in the near future.  In addition, you should have the ability to deliver first class educational outcomes for all students, irrespective of their individual capabilities. 

If you would like to discuss this post with the Chair or Governors, Mrs Joanna Taylor, and/or to arrange an informal visits to the school, please contact our Office Manager, Mrs D Shutts on 01305 265651 or via email  to arrange a convenient time.  

An information pack and application form are available on our school website  

Closing date for applications is Monday 30th January 2017 and interviews will be held on 7th and 8th February 2017.

About the employer

Information about Dorchester Middle School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 9 - 13 years

Locations and contacts

Queen's Avenue
United Kingdom
+44 1305 263549