21 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    7 May 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    6 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Early years
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type

Job summary

Bishop Aldhelm’s is expanding its Early Years Foundation Stage with an onsite Pre-School opening in September 2021. We are looking to appoint an Early Years Leader who will lead strategically across both the Pre-School and Reception. They will take an active role in the extended leadership team and be an inspiring classroom teacher, based in Reception. This is an ideal middle leadership role for either an existing leader looking for their next challenge or an experienced teacher with a strong understanding of child development who is ready move into leadership with the support of an experienced and helpful team.

The successful candidate will be someone who:
• has a solid understanding of Early Years pedagogy
• is an outstanding EYFS practitioner with a proven track record of having a positive impact on pupil outcomes
• has high ambitions for all children, focused on inclusion and breaking down barriers for children
• is committed to working with all stakeholders of the school
• will uphold our strong Christian values
• has the ability to motivate and inspire others towards a shared ambition
• has a clear commitment to whole school improvement with excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills to engage the wider community.

Employee benefits

TLR if applicable

Applying for the job

Please read the advert. job description and person specification carefully and if you feel you meet all the criteria, please download the application form.

Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England
Education phase
School size
602 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Bishop Aldhelm's Church of England Primary School

We warmly welcome you to Bishop Aldhelm’s C.E. Primary School. We are a family school founded upon a Christian tradition of faithful service to the local community. We serve both the Parish of St. Aldhelm’s Church and Poole Borough’s Designated Catchment Area for our school.

I am delighted to be able to write this introductory to you in my new role as Headteacher. From the first moment that I joined, then called St Aldhelm’s Combined School in 2001, I was captivated by the ethos of the school! It is a privilege to be entrusted with the job of leading the school that I believe has an amazing charm and values, which hold the children at its heart. We are lucky to have a highly-skilled, committed team who strive for the upmost success for our children and who have a caring and supportive philosophy at their core. Bishop Aldhelm’s Primary School is undoubtedly a unique school and I feel honoured to be leading us forward.

We are proud of the fantastic, special children who attend our school; of the inspiring, caring adults who work at our school; of the amazing, talented governors who guide our school; of the wonderful, kind parents who trust us with the schooling of their children; of our partnership with St. Aldhelm’s Church and of the hard-working, creative local community of which we, at school, are a major part. We are proud of our history and proud of our beautiful building. Called ‘St. Aldhelm’s C.E. Combined School’ until September 2013, Bishop Aldhelm’s C.E. Primary School has been educating children to the highest of standards since 1877.

Through their experiences at our school, children and adults learn about God’s love and gain a real understanding of our school values both within the context of our caring, Christian - based environment and within the wider world.

We thank those of you with a child at our school for placing your child in our care. We will work with you to ensure the full spiritual, academic, physical, emotional and aesthetic development of your child. We recognise the responsibility that is upon us to serve our children and we wish this to be undertaken in partnership with parents and carers. We sincerely hope that you feel part of our family.

St. Aldhelm, who became the first Bishop of Sherborne (hence our school’s name), was himself a noted scholar. We seek to maintain a tradition of sound and futures-based learning within the context of Christian love, family life and worship.

Welcome to Bishop Aldhelm’s C.E. Primary School! Welcome to a learning adventure without horizons where, with God’s love, we strive for the best ...

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School location

Winston Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1PG

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