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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    20 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L4 to L7

What skills and experience we're looking for

Leaders at LeAF Studio School are expected to be excellent classroom practitioners with strong subject knowledge and a high level of emotional intelligence.

He/she will have strong communication skills and the ability to build good relationships with pupils, parents and staff whilst also being able to:

  • Demonstrate professionalism consistent with the Trust’s values: aspirational, collaborative, inclusive, innovative and responsible
  • Develop the use of technology to enhance the learning opportunities for pupils.
  • Ensure every pupil is supported to fully develop their academic and personal talents; we help pupils to go on and achieve their full potential

Our mantra, ‘Perform to Your Potential’ applies to everyone who is involved in the school, whatever their role and we place a strong emphasis on staff well-being.

What the school offers its staff

  • An opportunity to live and work in the beautiful county of Dorset with excellent links to travel across and enjoy the beaches and countryside of the West Country.
  • A thriving school community with extensive facilities
  • A creative and innovative culture keen to explore new ways of working to meet fresh challenges and exploit opportunities.
  • The benefits of working in a highly collaborative multi-academy trust, including opportunities to work with teachers in other Ambitions academies.
  • A Trust wide strategy to support mental health and well-being with a champion in every academy.
  • Excellent personal career development - our culture is to promote from within the Trust as much as possible.
  • Tailored support and flexibility, allowing you to do what’s best for your children.
  • A Microsoft training package.
  • A bespoke online safeguarding package

We are a truly comprehensive school located in the heart of our community. There are high levels of respect, support and kindness across our staff team and senior leadership.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ambitions Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks

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.

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About LeAF Studio

School type
Free School, ages 13 to 19
Education phase
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School size
447 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 19
Phone number
01202 578886

Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) comprises schools from all sectors: mainstream (primary and secondary) and special. AAT secures outstanding achievement and improved life chances of all our pupils. All our Academies have high expectations as the focus of their work. We are strongly committed to supporting colleagues in developing their careers further and offer excellent CPD opportunities. In January 2019 LeAF Studio received a "Good" rating for every aspect of the OFSTED criteria. LeAF Studio has 458 students on roll in years 9-13.

Arranging a visit to LeAF Studio

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email maddy.fuller@leafstudio.co.uk.

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