This job expired on 26 February 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L3 – L7 (£49,574 - £54,816 per annum) subject to experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an inspirational Associate Assistant Headteacher at Sturminster Newton High School to join our passionate and hardworking Senior Leadership Team. The postholder will be responsible for being Head of English and the Line Manager of Drama and Media. They will also have a whole school responsibility for Literacy and the implementation of a whole school Literacy Strategy.

What the school offers its staff

This role is the first step towards leadership and is a growth and development opportunity for the successful candidate. These opportunities will sit alongside the normal responsibilities of a classroom teacher and leader in our school.

Further details about the role

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, expertise and how you implement the whole school strategy at SNHS

Completed applications should be returned by email to: recruitment@sast.org.uk

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the school, please do not hesitate to contact Jo Bruton at 4179jbr@mysnhs.net who will be happy to arrange this.

SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

SAST recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role will include engagement in regulatory activity, such as administering first aid or supporting an upset child. It will have contact with young people on a day-to day basis. SAST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will meet the person specification and is subject to an enhanced DBS and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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About Sturminster Newton High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
Up to 900 pupils
Age range
11 to 18
Email address

Sturminster Newton High School is a mixed 11-18 comprehensive school with a good reputation as a small, community focussed school serving a wide rural catchment area. We are extremely proud of our school where we set high standards for academic and personal achievement and we value the size of our school community which allows staff and students know one another and students to be treated and valued as individuals.

The school promotes a happy and purposeful teaching environment, where all are supported and encouraged to do their best. “pupils are now making better progress than they have in previous years.” Ofsted 2018. In September 2021 the school introduced a broad enrichment programme, designed to compensate for missed opportunities during the pandemic, where we offer a variety of academic, creative, sporting and wellbeing activities run by the school and local community.

Arranging a visit to Sturminster Newton High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email 4179jbr@mysnhs.net.

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