77 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    2 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L24 (£71,729.18 - £82,258)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an innovative and forward-looking Headteacher to build upon the strong foundations laid by our current headteacher who is retiring.

We are looking for someone with commitment to upholding and maintaining the distinctive Christian ethos of our school. The appointed person will be someone who will lead our passionate, dedicated team of professionals offering a broad and exciting curriculum that encourages every child to find and fulfil their potential, both academically and beyond the classroom.

You will be committed to encouraging personal development and can inspire others to believe in the fundamental importance and value of education in young people’s lives.

If you feel you can develop strong relationships with children, families, staff and the community and will work with a child-centred approach, encouraging every child to ‘strive to be the best they can be’, then we would like to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

We are a Church of England, local authority, voluntary controlled primary school that caters for pupils from 2 to 11 years old. Situated in the beautiful Dorset seaside town of Weymouth, the school is close to the harbourside and is within walking distance of Holy Trinity Church.

The school is a member of the Chesil Collaboration of 7 local authority maintained primary schools who work in partnership for the benefit of pupils, families and the wider community of Weymouth whilst recognising each school’s uniqueness and individuality.

Further details about the role

Visits to the school are welcomed and should be arranged through Seth Why, Chair of Governors – swhy@holytrinitypri.dorset.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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 swhy@holytrinitypri.dorset.sch.uk

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About Holy Trinity Church of England VC Primary School & Community Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
519 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Our school is a well-maintained modern building that opened in 2007 and is surrounded by a boundary of woodland trees just off the main road from Weymouth to Portland, situated close to the town and the harbourside within walking distance of Holy Trinity Church. Weymouth is situated on the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Dorset and benefits from close proximity to the National Sailing Academy which was the venue for 2012 Olympic Sailing events. We are the largest primary school in Dorset and we benefit from an extensive site that boasts an outdoor pool, fields, forest garden and new Nursery and Early Years Outdoor Learning Environments.

Arranging a visit to Holy Trinity Church of England VC Primary School & Community Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email swhy@holytrinitypri.dorset.sch.uk.

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