Thorner's Church of England School, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £48,808 to £56,579
Leadership level Headteacher

Job description

The Governors of Thorner’s Church of England VA Primary School are wishing to appoint a Headteacher with effect from September 2020. This is an opportunity to lead a small and successful primary school set within the Bride Valley, a delightful rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are 3 miles from the coast, halfway between Bridport and Dorchester.

This vacancy has arisen due to the retirement of the current Headteacher; it is an exciting opportunity to build on a secure legacy and to lead the school towards excellence. The school’s strong Christian ethos permeates its community, curriculum and pastoral identity and we are looking for someone who will embrace and nurture our Christian values.

We welcome applications from both experienced Headteachers and from candidates currently working within a school leadership team who are looking to take their first Headteacher appointment.

Generic qualifications, knowledge, experience, skills and qualities to fulfil this role are set out in "National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers" (DFE - 00019 - 2015) published by the Department for Education.

We offer:
• A very supportive and highly motivated staff team
• A committed Governing Body
• A well resource school in a wonderful setting
• Strong links with the parents and the wider community

For further details please see the Headteacher recruitment pack on the Dorset Council website

Please apply online via the Dorset Council website https://jobs.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/SearchResults.aspx?ocg=146

Essential educational requirements

Qualified to at least degree level (or equivalent)

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Successful experience as a school leader at least at Deputy Headteacher or equivalent level
Successful teacher in the primary phase
Proven track record/ability to develop others to achieve significantly improved outcomes for children via your support/intervention
Committed Christian and/or able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to uphold the Christian values which underpin the ethos of the school
Recent and relevant in service professional development and/or training that has had direct impact upon leadership/school improvement
An inspiring leader who has successfully used whole school self-evaluation (eg lesson observations, work scrutiny and data analysis) to identify weaknesses that need addressing, raise standards and bring about school improvement
Awareness and understanding of the current Ofsted and SIAMS requirements

School overview

School type LA Maintained School, Church of England
Education phase Primary
School size 94 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Thorner's Church of England School, Litton Cheney website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@thorners.dorset.sch.uk

School location

Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AU