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Headteacher - Stalbridge Primary School

Salary details: £55202 - £63976

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Dorset Council
Sturminster Newton
Occupational group
Salary details
Leadership Scale 13 - 19
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Mrs Karen Arnold
Contact email
Contact telephone
01963 362487
Closing Date
10 September 2020
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Required from 1st January 2021 

The governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher to lead our thriving school.

Stalbridge CE Primary School is an Ofsted Good school (March 2017) and an Excellent SIAMS school (November 2019). It is situated near Sturminster Newton and is part of the cluster pyramid of schools. The school is popular with the families in the village and those on the borders. It has a strong history within the village, serving the community for well over 100 years. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented and committed leader.  The successful candidate will bring strong interpersonal skills, together with charisma and resilience to this exciting role, which demands a highly developed understanding of the foundations upon which strong school leadership is built.

We are looking for a Headteacher who:

  • is able to demonstrate effective leadership and management skills, as well as interpersonal and communication skills
  • has the ability to inspire a strong, supportive and caring team, dedicated to continuing  to provide the best for our children
  • is forward thinking and highly motivated
  • has sound financial knowledge and experience
  • has a breadth of experience across the primary teaching phase
  • will nurture each child’s individuality through the continued development of our broad and creative curriculum
  • an understanding of leading a church school
  • has an understanding of SEN practice within a primary setting

 In return we offer:

  • a successful and welcoming church school
  • friendly, confident, caring and enthusiastic children, who are keen to learn
  • a dedicated, professional and caring team of staff
  • a supportive, challenging and enthusiastic Governing Body
  • an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the children and families in our community

Applications can be made, or downloaded, via www.dorsetforyou.com.  Individual CVs will not be accepted.  You can also find further details about the school and its facilities via the school website.

Please see recruitment pack attached for further information regarding this post.

We warmly welcome visits to our school. Please contact Mrs Arnold on 01963 362487 for more information and an appointment. Applications for this post should be made online.

Stalbridge Primary School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Stalbridge Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share. The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring service check, in line with the Government’s Safer Recruitment guidelines.