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  • Start date details

    September 2023 (or January 2024 if required)

  • Closing date

    14 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of this successful LA Maintained primary school, located on the Somerset/Dorset border, are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Head with the warmth, drive and passion to lead the school on its journey of continuous improvement.

We are looking for a permanent Headteacher for September 2023 (or January 2024) who possesses:

  • Excellent leadership, organisational and management skills
  • The ability to build on success and manage change, being committed to a culture of continuous improvement that promotes excellence for staff and children alike
  • A passion for developing children’s love of learning, for placing the best interests of the children at the heart of all their decisions and for celebrating diversity and promoting equality
  • Empathy and the ability to lead the school in caring for our children and supporting staff
  • Good communication skills with the ability to articulate our vision and describe how it will be made a reality as the school continues to develop
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to support positive relationships within school and with the wider community

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to lead and develop our school, working towards excellent outcomes for children and good staff development, incorporating the recent inspection recommendations
  • A happy, inclusive school and pre-school with high expectations for the children’s achievements and behaviour
  • Kind, tolerant and caring children who enjoy their school experience
  • An enthusiastic, supportive staff team and governing body
  • A commitment to working closely with parents/carers and the wider community
  • Support with continuing professional development

Further details about the role

The following process for applications will be followed:

  • Further information and an Application Pack are available from SSERecruitment@somerset.gov.uk. Enquiries should be made to 01823 348270. Please also return your application to this email address.
  • The covering letter shall be limited to two sides of A4 and should outline why you are applying for this post and what you believe you can offer the school.
  • All applications must reach us by the closure date of noon on Friday 14th April 2023.
  • Those invited for interview (subject to references) will be advised by 18th April 2023. All shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews on Monday 24th April 2023 with those making the final stage of the process being invited to also attend on Tuesday 25th April 2023.

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 Milborne Port Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
159 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Primary School

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