West Somerset College, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6AY

Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Substantial and by negotiation based on experience

Headteacher job summary

West Somerset College is an all-inclusive Academy with students from Year 9 through to Year 13 situated on the edge of the Exmoor National Park.

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Full-time and permanent, commencing January 2023 or sooner

Salary: Substantial and by negotiation based on experience

(A relocation allowance is also available)

The Board of the Bridgwater and Taunton College Trust and the Local Governing Body of West Somerset College are seeking to appoint an exceptionally talented individual to the position of Headteacher.

At West Somerset College we aim to provide a rich and varied education for all our students. We believe that ensuring students realise their full potential depends upon a continuous drive for excellence by our staff.

You will need to have significant senior leadership experience and a proven track record of driving strategy for continuous improvement.

You will have demonstrable success in teaching and learning and will have a passion and commitment to ensuring that all young adults, regardless of background, are successful.

What we offer:

Employee Rewards scheme – High Street discounts, Staff Wellbeing centre
A Trust wide leadership competencies framework
A professional leadership development coach
A Trust wide staff wellbeing policy
Personalised professional development supported by an exceptional team within the Academy and driven through The Continual Professional Growth Policy which replaces appraisal and pay progression
Further details and an application pack can be found in ‘Vacancies’ in the ‘Information’ section at: www.westsomersetcollege.org

Closing Date for applications: Noon, Friday 1st July 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July  2022

West Somerset College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share its commitment.  Our mission is that all children achieve. A criminal disclosure check will be requested for any applicant who is offered a position.

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About West Somerset College

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 19
Education phase
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School size
758 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 19

At West Somerset College we have an exceptional team of dedicated staff who provide an inspiring and supportive learning environment. As educators our core purpose is to ensure that every student is challenged to realise their full potential and encouraged to be aspirational in their choices for the future.

We have high expectations of our students; we expect them to work hard, develop resilience, perform academically and flourish into young people who are fully equipped for further education or the world of work. West Somerset College students are purposeful, polite and we are very proud of them all.

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