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  • Earliest start date

    1 September 2023

  • Latest start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    30 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 June 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 - M6

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • This post is suitable for both experienced candidates and those new or aspiring to join to the profession


  • The ability to encourage students who may lack confidence;
  • A desire to ignite an interest in literacy and language;
  • The ability to use a range of methods to reduce and eliminate barriers to learning;
  • A creative approach to engaging students.

What the school offers its staff


The Blandford School is a successful and oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school with high aspirations for our students, situated in the beautiful county of Dorset, 30 minutes from the beaches of Poole and Bournemouth and 40 minutes from the New Forest National Park. With outstanding modern facilities, and inspirational and dedicated staff, our students achieve above the national average and progress to a wide range of destinations. The Learning Support team is entering an exciting phase of re-imagining methods of teaching to enable all our students to succeed. This is an exciting time to join a forward-thinking and innovative department.

The school has an excellent CPD programme based on the latest research evidence to ensure that all teachers, no matter their level of experience are able to develop and improve. We are focussed on ensuring staff well-being and pride ourselves on a supportive team approach.


  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop through mentorship and coaching.
  • A successful ECT support programme.
  • The potential for flexible working
  • Onsite parking.
  • Onsite canteen which is open to staff all day
  • An opportunity to be part of a supportive and forward-thinking team
  • A range of opportunities outside of work to socialise with colleagues

Further details about the role

The Blandford School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate teacher who wishes to support students who are underperforming in English Literature and English Language. The goal is to enable the least confident to develop core skills in English Literature and English Language, to become independent learners and raise their level of attainment. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking and growing Learning Support team and be responsible for planning and delivering English lessons one-to-one or in small groups. The successful candidate will teach in a designated classroom and work across the school to help teachers adapt classroom learning. They will work closely with our Head of English and Inclusion Lead to develop this role.

This position is suited to Primary School, Middle School or Secondary School teachers with experience of delivering Literacy or English lessons and who are passionate about raising the attainment of the least confident.

We welcome candidates contacting / visiting the school prior to an application, please contact Roger Hayball (SENDCo) rhayball@blandfordschool.org.uk for further information or to arrange a visit.

Commitment to safeguarding

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. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure, online checks and acceptable references. All applications must be made either by completing the application form. CV applications will not be considered. The Blandford School will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children.
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About The Blandford School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1108 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01258 451121

The Blandford School is a successful school with high aspirations for our students, situated in the beautiful county of Dorset. The school has outstanding modern facilities and inspirational and dedicated staff, and embraces the opportunity to engage with new initiatives to continue to drive improvement.

Arranging a visit to The Blandford School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email rhayball@blandfordschool.org.uk.

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