This job expired on 17 May 2024

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 0.8 FTE

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £47,185 and £52,074

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Heath Academy Trust and Sixpenny Handley First School and Nursery are looking for an excellent early years practitioner who is energetic, enthusiastic and highly motivated to help lead the school forward in this key leadership post. This will be a great opportunity to work in our successful and thriving village school, set in a beautiful location.

The appointed candidate will:

  • Have a proven success in whole school leadership
  • Possess high expectations and have the ability to raise standards
  • Demonstrate excellent classroom teaching
  • Have the ability to support children with a wide range of needs
  • Motivate, lead and support colleagues
  • Support the Head Teacher in the strategic development of the school
  • Have the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Be committed to involving parents in the education process and work in partnership with staff, Governors and the wider school community

What the school offers its staff

The Heath Academy Trust and Sixpenny Handley First School and Nursery are committed to on-going improvement through our self-improving system and provide continuous support for our staff with high quality CPD.

We can also offer:

  • A school focused on learning and teaching
  • Enthusiastic and friendly children who are motivated to learn
  • A collaborative and effective staff team
  • A caring and welcoming atmosphere
  • The opportunity to lead whole school as well as Trust initiatives
  • Dedicated leadership time

If you think that you have what we are looking for, you are willing to take on new challenges and demonstrate our school vision of “ if we believe we can achieve”, then please take this opportunity to apply for this exciting position.

The selection process will be rigorous and will include members of the leadership team observing teaching in candidate’s current post. We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact our school office on 01725 552356 to arrange your visit or discuss the post further.

All applications should be completed using the attached application form and returned to via email to office@sixpennyhandley.dorset.sch.uk. Please ensure you provide email and telephone contact details for all referees – thank you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Sixpenny Handley First School and Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 9
Phone number
01725 552356

Part of The Heath Academy Trust, Sixpenny Handley First School and Nursery is a small, friendly village school for children from 2 to 9 years, nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Cranborne Chase. As a Rights Respecting and Jigsaw Flagship school, we look to develop our children into young people who are prepared for each part of their learning journey and beyond.

From 2 years old, children are part of our community and encouraged to explore and take the lead with their learning; understanding and respecting their environment and supported to step out of their comfort zone when presented with new and exciting challenges. Throughout the school, we nurture self-respect, friendship, endeavour and kindness linked to our British values and where possible develop the children's understanding of what it means to be part of rural Dorset, the UK and the wider world.

The staff and children promote these values through our school vision:

If We Believe We Can Achieve

Arranging a visit to Sixpenny Handley First School and Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@sixpennyhandley.dorset.sch.uk.

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