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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    29 January 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Twynham Learning Leadership Pay Scale – L39 to L43

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Have a proven track record as an effective Headteacher or Executive Headteacher with a clear evidence base for sustained high performance and transformational change.
  • Have experience of managing inspection processes at a senior level.
  • Can present plans and strategies to both educationalists and non-educationalists in a clear and concise manner.
  • Have a good understanding of the principles behind school improvement, including school improvement planning, monitoring and reviewing progress.
  • Can demonstrate a sound knowledge of the responsibilities and roles that come with being a senior leader of a school.
  • Have excellent communication (verbal and written), time management and organisation skills.
  • Have a flexible approach towards working practices.
  • Are able to see ‘the big picture’ whilst also having an ‘eye to detail’.
  • Have high expectations of yourself and professional standards.
  • Have the ability to work as both part of a team and independently.
  • Have the ability to listen to and direct colleagues when required.
  • Have the ability to maintain successful working relationships with colleagues.
  • Have high levels of drive, energy and integrity.
  • Have a commitment to equal opportunities and empowering others.
  • Have a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and have completed statutory induction period
  • Hold a safer recruitment certification – or have the ability to complete this upon appointment

What the school offers its staff

For full details about this vacancy, please take a look at our Executive Headteacher vacancy microsite: https://join.twynhamlearning.com/

This is a rare and prestigious opportunity for an experienced Headteacher to join us and provide executive leadership to two secondary schools in the Twynham Learning Trust – Twynham School and The Grange School (collectively known as ‘Twynham TGS’).

In September 2021, Twynham School and The Grange School federated staffing structures enabling us to launch an ambitious and progressive vision for the education provided by our two schools, and transform education across our town.

Twynham School is a very special place with an excellent reputation both locally and nationally. The Grange School has begun an incredible school improvement journey and, having secured a “good Ofsted judgement in December 2021, is on the way to providing a similarly exceptional quality of education. Both schools are based on the beautiful Dorset south coast. If you would be relocating to take up this position – perhaps as a positive lifestyle choice – we can offer a relocation expenses package.

The principal focus for this role is vision, strategy, talent management and risk governance. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of transformational change, rapidly raising educational standards and maintaining school improvement, alongside a commitment to civic leadership of our local communities.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Provide strategic leadership for Twynham TGS, delivering the vision and objectives of the schools. Embedding a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement and working with the Local Advisory Board and Trust Executive Team.
  • Work with other senior Twynham Learning leaders on the continual development and growth of the trust, and collaborate on our SISS (self improving schools system).
  • Provide excellent educational leadership for Twynham TGS, through a broad and balanced curriculum, a climate that allows everyone to thrive (with effective behaviour management) and world class teaching and learning. Ensuring excellent student achievement and welfare at both schools.
  • Lead the federation’s workforce, making Twynham TGS an employer of choice, through exceptional recruitment, inclusion, development and communications with staff.
  • Be accountable for utilising finance and business resources to improve quality of education, improve pupils' achievements, ensure efficiency and secure value for money.
  • Develop strong links with our parents and local communities, creating proactive, entrepreneurial and effective links.
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies.

Further details about the role

We would love to welcome you for a tour (of both schools), with our CEO. To arrange a tour, and/or a confidential discussion with our CEO about the post and our expectations, call Laura Harris on 01202 878073 (option 3).

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please submit a Job Application Form, Diversity Questionnaire and covering letter (3-pages maximum) by email to: recruitment@twynhamlearning.com

Only applications made using our own official application form will be accepted. You can download the form and questionnaire here: www.twynhamlearning.com/187/staff-vacancies

The closing date for applications is 19 February 2024 at 8am and interviews will be held 22 and 23 February 2024.

Commitment to safeguarding

We value diversity and inclusiveness. We want our workforce to be representative of all sections of our community, so we give equal opportunities. We don't discriminate on age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy/maternity, race/colour/nationality, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation. We'll only consider people who can evidence their right to work in the UK. We're committed to robust Safer Recruitment processes to safeguard children. We undertake enhanced criminal records checks before appointment. Candidates must disclose all unprotected spent and unspent cautions and convictions. It is an offence to apply if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children.

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About the schools

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Twynham Learning exists to be a powerful movement for social equality and provide world-class opportunities irrespective of background. We are a charitable Trust which brings together and supports a family of schools on the Dorset coast: Christchurch Junior School, Stourfield Infant School, Stourfield Junior School, Twynham School and Sixth Form, The Grange School and Twynham Primary School.

School Details

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
369 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1802 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

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