19 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    22 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£52,659 - £58,105

Pay scale

L8 to L12

What skills and experience we're looking for

Wimborne Academy Trust is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to apply for a Headteacher vacancy within our Multi Academy Trust.

Situated at St John’s CE First School, in the heart of Wimborne, we are looking for an inspirational leader who can work with the Trust and the Diocese to build and develop this Outstanding Ofsted rated school.

We are looking for someone who is already in a leadership position, and can demonstrate a positive commitment to the ethos and values of a Church of England School.

Reporting to the Associate Director, the right candidate will be:

  • an outstanding leader with an excellent track record in building and developing teams and delivering excellence;

  • able to work strategically and collaboratively with staff, across the Trust and with key stakeholders, ensuring every member of the team feels valued and trusted;

  • an excellent communicator who can share their vision with the school and across a wider range of stakeholders;

  • committed to understanding, valuing and developing the Christian ethos of the school.

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer you:

  • pupils who are motivated and excited by their learning;

  • staff who are skilled in their areas of responsibility who thrive under positive and proactive leadership;

  • parents who are supportive of the school, its culture and ethos;

  • a high level of collaboration, support and CPD from being part of a vibrant and growing Multi Academy Trust.

If you think this sounds like you, please read our full candidate pack including job description and person specification available in the related information section.

Further details about the role

If you would like an informal chat or to arrange a visit, please email: office@stjohnsfirstschool.org

Further information about St John’s First school and Wimborne Academy Trust is available via the following websites: www.stjohnswimborne.dorset.sch.uk and www.wimborneacademytrust.org

The Trust values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Please apply online via the Jobs in Dorset website - https://jobs.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

In accordance with the “fluency duty” (Immigration Act 2016) fluency in English is required for all student and public-facing roles (refer to the Job Description & Person Specification for further details).

Unfortunately, we are not always able to contact unsuccessful applicants individually. If you have not heard from us by 14 days after the closing date of this advert, please assume that your application has not been successful.

Wimborne Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:


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About St John's Church of England First School, Wimborne

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 5 to 9
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
153 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 9
Phone number
01202 883675

St John’s is a friendly and caring school for children aged four to nine years old. We provide a creative and exciting curriculum within a safe and stimulating environment. St John's First School is part of Wimborne Academy Trust and works in partnership with twelve other schools in Wimborne and the surrounding area. We believe that the children of St John's will be inspired and fulfilled, and will become responsible and confident members of the community with a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. We believe that children who attend St John's will have the opportunity to grow as individuals in a happy and safe environment. As a Church of England First School, we promote the Christian Faith and its values. Our core values of Love, Friendship and Forgiveness were chosen by the school community and are at the centre of our school Christian ethos; curriculum, wider provision; policies and planning; day-to-day interactions and decisions.

Arranging a visit to St John's Church of England First School, Wimborne

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@stjohnsfirstschool.org.

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