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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Range: L18 - L24

What skills and experience we're looking for

King Arthur’s School is an inclusive, collaborative, and happy learning community where our dedicated staff team have a collective will to bring out the best in every student in our care. Since joining SAST in April 2019, we have made great strides in establishing ourselves as an improving and popular school for this community. Together, we’ve put King Arthur’s School on the path to success, but our ambitions for the future mean there is plenty more to do for the next Headteacher.

As our new Headteacher, you will provide collaborative and compelling leadership that will further improve King Arthur’s School for the young people it serves. You will bring experience in best-practice teaching and learning and opportunities for students, ensuring that the school is a hub of the fantastic local community we are so proud to serve. You will be dedicated to improving outcomes and have the highest expectations for an outstanding education for all students. We seek a visionary and visible leader with a strong moral purpose and the skills and experience required to take our school to the next level. You will most likely be a Deputy Headteacher looking for your first Headship, but you could also be a serving Headteacher seeking a new challenge in a highly appealing part of the country- what matters is your track record and enthusiasm for our school.

For the right leader, this is quite the opportunity. King Arthur’s School is a continuously improving school within a supportive Trust. You’ll be given the autonomy to lead and shape the school for the future and every opportunity to work collaboratively with talented leaders across the SAST network, embedding a shared culture of excellence.

What the school offers its staff

King Arthur’s School is a small, vibrant school for students aged 11-16 in picturesque rural Somerset. It serves the historic town of Wincanton as well as surrounding villages in both Somerset and Dorset. The school is proud to be part of Sherborne Area Schools Trust (SAST), a family of thirteen primary schools, four secondary schools, and an alternative provision serving Dorset and South Somerset. Partnership and collaboration are core to SAST, and every school is an equal partner at the Trust, aiming to deliver excellent education for all.

In return, we can offer you an exciting career with a large and dynamic trust in an attractive area of the UK. If you are a dedicated and driven senior leader, get in touch. For an informal (and confidential) conversation, please get in touch with Propelo on 01273 222 877 or emailsast@propelo.co.uk

To find out more about the role, and to apply, please visit:https://sast.our-careers.co.uk. All applications will be acknowledged – if you have not received confirmation within 24 hours, call 01273 222 877. We look forward to hearing from you.

Further details about the role

Sherborne Area Schools Trust are an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

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 King Arthur's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
463 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
Phone number
01273 222 877

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sast@propelo.co.uk.

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