Headteacher, Somerset

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Charlton Horethorne Church of England Primary SchoolSomerset

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: LS 7-13 £45,743 - £52,930 (starting point to be agreed on appointment)
Contract term: Permanent

Closing Date: 12.00 pm on Tuesday 22 May 2018
Interviews: Friday 25 May 2018

Charlton Horethorne CE School is a friendly and welcoming school at the heart of the rural community serving the village and surrounding area. Applications are invited for the post of Headteacher with responsibility for the day-to-day leadership and management of the school.

This is a great opportunity to become a Headteacher in a small village primary school with wonderful children in a beautiful part of Somerset and Dorset. We are at an exciting period in our long history as the school is intending shortly to join the Sherborne Area Schools' Trust (SAST) so there will be considerable support and collaboration with the other schools and leaders across these schools. The post will involve a 0.6 teaching commitment with the Trust will provide some of the central functions so that you can focus on the quality of teaching and learning and school improvement.

You will be working with Executive Headteacher of the Sherborne Area Schools' Trust, an Executive Leadership Group of existing SAST School Headteachers, the Local Governing Body, staff, children and parents to ensure excellence and a high quality education for all. You will also be at the hub of a wider new North Dorset Teaching School Alliance which was recently approved.

Charlton Horethorne CE School, is a popular Church of England School in the Diocese of Bath and Wells that welcomes those of all faiths and of none. The Sherborne area is one of the best places to live in Britain, with Sherborne itself being described as 'one of the most drop-dead-gorgeous towns in the country' and having the feel of 'a small cathedral city'. It is a centre of excellence for education. There are easy road and direct rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast and countryside. It is a great area in which to live, offering something for everyone.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion for education and making a difference to children's lives
  • Have the ability to lead and shape the vision of the School and the Trust
  • Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our children, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote high quality teaching and learning
  • Have a positive and optimistic approach; be proactive and confident
  • Be able to build relationships quickly
  • Have a real interest in educational issues, approaches and alternatives from around the world
  • Use resources, intellect, creativity and innovation to be successful
  • Have the ability to be a team player and leader who will go the extra mile to support children and families
  • Be committed to partnership, collaboration and sharing

Our values and ethos focuses on developing a love of learning, high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our children.

We look forward to receiving your application by 12.00 pm on Tuesday 22 May 2018. The interviews are scheduled for Friday 25 May 2018. You are asked to provide the following:

A completed application form

A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise

Completed applications should be returned either by post, marked 'Confidential' to Stephen Fisher, Chair of Governors, Charlton Horethorne Church of England Charlton Horethorne, Nr Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4NL or by email to: office@charltonhorethorne.somerset.sch.uk

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the School, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Bullmor s.bullmore@stmarygillingham.dorset.sch.uk.dorset.sch.uk or Emma Grunnill head@bradfordabbas.dorset.sch.ukor Bella Byrne (office@sast.org.uk<mailto:office@sast.org.uk).

Shortlisting is planned for the afternoon of Tuesday 22 May 2018 and interview scheduled for Friday 25 May 2018.

Charlton Horethorne CE Primary School has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The School follows the national and Somerset policies and procedures for child protection and security and the interview will include questions about safeguarding children. Current and/or previous employers will be contacted through references as part of the verification process pre-appointment checks if the applicant is short listed. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Charlton Horethorne CE Primary School is committed to equal opportunities and positively encourages applications from all sections of the community.

The School has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Trust values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4NL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1963 220345
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