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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L24 - L39 (£83 081 - £119 921)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have extensive successful experience of working as part of a Senior Leadership Team;
  • Secure the school’s continuing success and improvement, ensuring high quality education for all its students and excellent standards of learning, achievement and pastoral care;
  • Sustain the school’s ethos and strategic direction within the local community;
  • Be strategic in approach and understand future opportunities and risks;
  • Be able to demonstrate success in leading school improvement and raising educational standards;
  • Be passionate about girls’ grammar schools and be able to articulate their benefits
  • Create an outward-facing school to work with other schools and be a role model for all in the school and wider community;
  • Lead by example, model best practice regarding professional conduct, and personal development.
  • Possess the ability to empower and motivate staff so that they are enthusiastic and fully contributing partners in the school improvement journey;
  • Be open to partnerships and consider the opportunities offered by becoming part of a MAT
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator;
  • Align to the mission, vision and values of South Wilts Grammar School

What the school offers its staff

The school’s most important resource is its staff, both teaching and support staff, and we believe that the measure of a school’s success must be that all staff feel respected and cared for. The Senior Leadership Team and leaders at all levels are approachable and care about the welfare and wellbeing of all staff. We also try to ensure that staff have a good work life balance adhering to the advice provided in the workforce reform, such as a ‘rarely cover’ policy for teachers. There are good CPD opportunities for all staff and excellent support for ECTs. We maintain good avenues of communication, keeping staff informed with a weekly briefing and bulletin, and we provide opportunities to contribute to policy making, listening to and using good ideas. Staff voice is strong, led by our staff governors who feed back to the SLT and Governing Body. We maintain strong relations with major teaching unions, including the Senior Leadership Team holding regular meetings with staff union representatives.

South Wilts is a happy and supportive environment where students and staff care about one another. The school’s motto is “Learning for today, preparing for tomorrow”. Other staff benefits include:

  • Committed, motivated and high attaining students
  • Teachers Pension Scheme and STPCD/Burgundy Book terms & conditions (for teaching staff)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme and NJC/Green Book terms & conditions (for non-teaching staff)
  • A confidential and independent Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7 support helpline for access to counselling and advice
  • ‘Rarely cover’ policy for covering teacher absence – very low levels of staff cover
  • A large staff room with plenty of work stations as well as space for socialising
  • Discounted membership at 5 Rivers Gym & Swimming Pool and all other Wiltshire Council leisure facilities
  • Free on-site parking and cycle to work scheme
  • Free on site staff flu vaccinations
  • School laptops for all teachers
  • On-site canteen and café

Commitment to safeguarding

South Wilts Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected
to behave in such a way that supports this commitment. As part of our
shortlisting process, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online
search as part of our due diligence. Appointment to this post will also be
subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to vacancies@swgs.wilts.sch.uk

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About South Wilts Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1142 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Selective Academy 11-18 years; NOR 1130, including 340 in Sixth Form

Arranging a visit to South Wilts Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@swgs.wilts.sch.uk.

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