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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£61,882 - £71,019

What skills and experience we're looking for

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • An vibrant and caring leader who can work as part of our close-knit team but also independently when required.
  • A leader who can build and maintain strong relationships with staff, governors and the wider local community.
  • A commitment to upholding our strong ethos of promoting a clear Christian vision and values. Continue to promote respect for each other and our world, following an agreed code of values and behaviour.
  • Experience of teaching across the primary age range.
  • Someone who is as equally able to inspire all children across the school as they are at managing a budget and strategically steering the school forward.
  • A leader who is skilled in monitoring and evaluating the quality of education and is able to create clear and robust action plans to ensure that all children flourish and reach their highest potential, including those with special educational needs.

Further details about the role

We are looking to appoint a headteacher at The Minster School, a Church of England voluntary-controlled Primary School, with strong links to the local church, St. Denys The Minster. The Minster School is in Emwell Street, at the western end of the town with a catchment area that includes the village of Upton Scudamore. At present an average of 210 children attend the school, coming from all areas of Warminster.

The school stands in a lovely garden setting in an elevated position looking over the town of Warminster. The main building, dating from 1882, contains four classrooms and a further four classes in a newer building (opened in February 2016), which also contains the main entrance and offices. We have a stand-alone superb activities hall which provides fantastic opportunities for physical education and drama, and is also used by the community.

The grounds, which have been transformed over the past few years, comprise of a playing field with many well-established trees, ornamental gardens and a very old weeping ash which forms the backdrop to the playground. We have a dedicated playground for the younger children, a ball area, a quiet area and a superb timber trail and a Tipi. We are currently developing outdoor classrooms.

The Minster School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and has robust child protection procedures. We were recognised as and a ‘good’ school by Ofsted in September 2018 and an 'Excellent'school by SIAMs in November 2022. In January 2024 Ofsted conducted an ungraded inspection and we look forward to sharing the full report in due course. We are justifiably proud of our caring ethos which aims to give each child the opportunity to develop their strengths and interests within and beyond the school day.

We need a visionary leader who will challenge and encourage our whole school community and expect to be challenged and supported by governors. Your high expectations should be clearly understood and consistently implemented, with a keen focus on our Christian values, the quality of relationships and excellence in the classroom.

  • We believe that every child matters and is unique, and that all children are safe, secure, happy and healthy.
  • As a Church of England school, we provide a Christian environment for every pupil, including opportunities to worship together and, through a framework of Christian values, to help children to develop as responsible and caring adults.
  • The values chosen by our school community are the foundation of all that we do at the Minster School: Respect, Joy, Truth, Trust, Friendship, Determination, Courage and Service.
  • We encourage all children to enjoy learning, understand how to learn and develop an enquiring mind.
  • We have a dedicated and highly skilled school team who know the children and their families well to support the learning journey.
  • We provide equal opportunities for everybody regardless of individual differences.
  • We respect and are thankful for the enriching environment in which we can all learn about the wider world.
  • Throughout our work we have a clear commitment to supporting families. We aim to work well in partnership with parents and carers and any other agencies to promote the welfare of our children.

Visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Visits can be arranged by calling the school office on 01985 213265 or emailing admin@minster.wilts.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

The Minster Church of England VC School is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

Mission Statement

'Secure and happy, learning together in a safe nurturing community guided by our God.'

'When you go through deep waters I will be with you.' Is

What the school offers its staff

What the school offers its staff

  • The support of the active and committed governing body, the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education, and the Wiltshire Local Education Authority.
  • A school which is always looking to improve, enabling all to flourish.
  • A close-knit supportive learning environment.
  • A commitment to your continued professional development and that of your staff.
  • A community that is open to change that improves the quality of education for our children and the lives of everyone within it.
  • An inclusive school where the focus is on the development of the whole child.
  • The enthusiasm of our wonderful children and their families.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Minster C.E. Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in obtaining this post, you will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a barred list check. As part of our safer recruitment processes, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Applying for the job

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

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About The Minster CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
210 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01985 213265

Minster School is in Emwell Street, at the western end of the town of Warminster with a catchment area that includes the village of Upton Scudamore. At present there are 210 children on roll, from all areas of Warminster. The school is consistently over subscribed.

The school stands in a lovely garden setting in an elevated position looking over the town. The main building, dating from 1882, contains four classrooms for years 4, 5 and 6, a number of group working rooms and the school library.  Reception and years 1,2 and 3 work in a new building (opened in February 2016). The main entrance to the school and offices are also in this building. We have a stand-alone superb activities hall which provides fantastic opportunities for physical education and drama, and is also used by the community.

The grounds comprise of a playing field with several smaller outdoor learning areas.

The school is a voluntary-controlled Church of England school, with close links with the Minster Church. There is a strong ethos of caring and children are taught to respect and care for each other and to follow an agreed code of values and behaviour. The Minster School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and has robust child protection procedures.  The school was recognised as a ‘good’ school by Ofsted in September 2018 and 'Excellent' by SIAMs in November 2022.

Arranging a visit to The Minster CofE Primary School

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

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