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  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 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

What skills and experience we're looking for

Governors are seeking an experienced leader, with a passion for developing high quality inclusive teaching, to lead a community to excellence. The successful candidate will embed further the school’s strong curriculum offer, ensuring that more pupils than ever before leave each stage of their educational journey well-prepared for their next. Strategies will place the needs of the most disadvantaged children at the centre of their design. As teaching and learning is strong, and the curriculum well developed, our next step is to drive and embed expert pedagogical approaches using the best research available to us.

Our new Headteacher will inspire and bring out the best in staff, have resilience and drive, and have a proven track-record of delivering strong educational outcomes. The school has a committed family of staff, governors and parents/carers - we are exceptionally proud of our children and our community. Our school is due to be inspected very soon and we look forward to demonstrating we are a good school with the potential to be better.

Can you be part of leading the next phase of our journey as we strive to fulfil our pupils’ full potential?


  • Is an experienced, reflective and solution focused leader
  • Has a strong track-record of success in their current role within the Primary phase
  • Can develop the quality of learning provision so that it secures the best progress for all pupils from entry to exit
  • Will effectively model leadership, ensuring staff have the skills they need to do their job exceptionally well
  • Innovates using current and effective research to improve the quality of the curriculum offer to address all pupils needs in order to prepare them well for the next stage of their education
  • Builds upon our good relationships within the school, across partnerships and in the wider community
  • Builds upon the trauma informed approach whilst still maintaining high expectations of behaviour

What the school offers its staff

Our vision for Wimborne First School and Nursery is to have a school which has high expectations which are achievable for all pupils. The education and opportunities in our school are open to everyone. It really is all about the child!

We have high expectations for all who belong to Wimborne First School and Nursery; children, staff, parents, governors and visitors. We provide an environment in which learning for life is an enjoyable and exciting experience.

Wimborne First School and Nursery celebrates diversity and fairness of opportunity; we ensure that responsible and confident attitudes and behaviours prevail and that all achievements at any level are celebrated.

We have a vision where pupils and staff feel valued by their peers within the whole community. The school seeks to provide a supportive and stimulating environment in which every child can enjoy their learning, make a positive contribution to the life of the school and achieve their potential.

Wellbeing is crucial to a child’s mental health and ability to learn and succeed. We work together to ensure the children can articulate their emotions and express when they need additional support to feel well and achieve at school.

We are committed to:

  • Developing happy, confident children who thrive in a secure and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Striving for high academic standards across the whole curriculum, providing every child with the opportunity to achieve their potential.
  • Equipping each child for their future by nurturing the development of the whole child emotionally, physically and socially.
  • Creating a spirit of collaborative teamwork involving pupils, parents, staff, governors and the wider community in the activities of the school.

To achieve these aims, we:

  • Encourage a school climate that celebrates diversity of race, culture, gender and ability.
  • Create a warm, bright, stimulating learning environment.
  • Encourage pupil’s persistence, resourcefulness, resilience and independence.
  • Offer a stimulating and challenging curriculum.
  • Have a positive attitude towards behaviour and respect for each other.
  • Support pupils to believe in themselves as learners and to achieve their personal best.
  • For pupils to feel safe and secure in the school.

At Wimborne First School and Nursery we root for each other and watch each other grow!

Further details about the role

We would welcome informal visits to our school.

To arrange, please contact the school office on 01202 882532.

Tours of the school, with the current Headteacher, can be booked on the days below.

  • Thursday 27th June
  • Tuesday 2nd July
  • Wednesday 3rd July

Commitment to safeguarding

All schools within the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Wimborne First School and Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 9
Education phase
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School size
403 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 9

Wimborne First School and nursery currently have a mix of two or three classes in each year group from R-4. Our nursery provides education and care for children from the age of two and works in partnership with the Year R team.

We have enjoyed learning and teaching in our new school building and grounds for the last three years. The school has sufficient space to become fully three form entry, and this is likely to become necessary as new housing estates continue to be established in close proximity to us.

As a school, we recognise that all children have individual needs and our aim is to provide a happy, stimulating environment where everybody is valued and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We are lucky to have a large school site, with plenty of green space, and continually work to ensure we use our environment well to give children great learning experiences.

Arranging a visit to Wimborne First School and Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@hamwic.org.

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