Primary Teacher, Portland

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Atlantic Academy PortlandPortland

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Primary Teacher 

September 2018 start

Salary – MPS (£1,000 recruitment bonus) & opportunity to become a Lead Practitioner and/or Specialist Leader of Education (paid on Leadership scale)

Looking to be part of an amazing journey? Needing an exciting new challenge? 

Our Academy will be a vibrant and exciting place to work and this is the start of a challenging journey towards outstanding. Atlantic Academy Portland is a 3-18 (post 16 from 2018) Academy, providing many opportunities for cross phase planning and collaboration. Atlantic Academy Portland offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual looking to develop their career.

The Academy is located in stunning buildings, having benefited from a £20 million plus full renovation program. It is situated on the beautiful Isle of Portland, at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, in Dorset. Within easy reach of Weymouth, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole and Bournemouth. This really is an Academy at the very heart of the community. There is also the potential for onsite accommodation be made available at a subsidised rate.

The Academy will be sponsored by the Aspirations Academies Trust ( and be a member of one of their three clusters: The South Coast District, which consists of Jewell Academy Bournemouth (Primary, rated outstanding), Ocean Academy Poole (Junior, to be inspected) and Magna Academy Poole (Secondary, rated outstanding). The district members will work closely together sharing resources, expertise, CPD and providing specialist support where appropriate. Magna Academy Poole is also a newly designated NCTL Teaching School, providing many career development pathways and support for rapid progression. The opportunity to become an Aspirant Lead Practitioner, Lead Practitioner or SLE is available, please indicate this in your application if it is an opportunity you may wish to be considered for.

Central to the philosophy of the Aspirations Academies Trust is the innovative Aspirations Framework developed by the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA) which outlines the belief that for all students to have high Aspirations, three Guiding Principles must be present: Self‐Worth, Engagement, and Purpose. These Guiding Principles direct the development of educational experiences from the individual classroom to the entire school building.

We are keen to appoint an inspirational and experienced Class Teacher for Primary. The successful applicant will join a collaborative and supportive team who have gained SATS results about the national average and are on course to exceed this outcome in 2018.

The Academy also seeks primary NQTs to join our ambitious and successful team.

Our 2 form entry school ensure all our highly motivated teachers work in a supportive and engaging environment, ensuring pupils achieve their full potential.

Primary teaching staff are accompanied across all year groups with Learning Support Assistants to ensure that all students access appropriate provisions. Specialist sports and arts coaches work alongside our Primary Teaching staff to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered and ample PPA time is allocated to support the needs of a classroom teaching role

How to Apply

Please use the TES online application form

Please contact Melissa Heppell, Associate Vice Principal – Primary, for an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit: 

Closing date for applications: Monday 21st May 2018 – 12.00pm. Early applications appreciated.

Interviews – Wednesday 23rd/Thursday 24th May 2018

Learn more about Aspirations Academies at:

Atlantic Academy Portland 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.

Job location

More about Atlantic Academy Portland
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Maritime House, Southwell Business Park, Portland, Dorset, DT5 2NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1305 820262

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