The appointed Headteacher will
strategic vision to inspire and lead the school team into the future
approach to the high SEND proportion in the school consistent with our
successful Therapeutic Thinking system
ability to connect with families across our community
clear commitment to include and champion our Pupil Premium and EAL students
capability to work with and inspire children across the primary age range
drive to encourage excellence and high standards especially through our staff’s
continuing professional development.
In return, we can offer you:
experienced staff team who are dedicated to the school and its family ethos
well-motivated and happy children
support and challenge of an active and committed governing body
Barnes is a thriving rural primary school, which has just achieved our third consecutive
‘good’ OFSTED. The governors are seeking
a Headteacher to maintain and develop the school’s ethos, rooted in the
school’s motto of “Every Child Counts”.
in beautiful North Dorset, William Barnes Primary School is an attractive
single form entry primary school set in spacious grounds in the middle of the
ancient market town of Sturminster Newton.
school is in an excellent position with strong academic and behaviour
management systems in place and a highly committed and experienced staff. This
has been recognised by three consecutive ‘good’ OFSTED inspections.
to the retirement of our current head at the end of this academic year we are
looking to appoint a Headteacher with the skills to maintain the school’s ethos
and the inspiration and vision to develop the school even further.
motto “Every child counts” underpins everything we aim to do. This is supported
by the school vision:
- Preparing all children for life
- An inspirational, stimulating,
- A safe and secure school at the
heart of the community
- A high-quality professional staff
- Taking pride in all our
- Inquiry, independence and
enthusiasm for learning
- High standards of behaviour from
must have the knowledge, experience, and resilience to drive improvement
throughout the school with the interpersonal skills to motivate others and lead
our team. It is expected that this would be demonstrated by NPQH, or evidence
of equivalent level of learning achieved through senior leadership role within
Visits to the school are warmly
welcomed and encouraged. Please call the school to make an appointment on 01258
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines, along with two satisfactory references.
This school will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted.
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