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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    31 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 March 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Range Teachers Pay – M1-M6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative, and inspiring teacher or ECT with energy, enthusiasm, and a love of Maths. This is a great opportunity to join a fantastic school community with a very dedicated and hardworking staff team, excellent facilities, and wonderful students in a beautiful part of the world.

The successful candidate(s) will:

  • have a passion for Mathematics
  • have a passion for working with students
  • be able to plan and deliver high quality teaching
  • have excellent communication have the ability to embrace and contribute to the vision of the Department and school
  • be able to build relationships quickly
  • show respect to others and be able to embrace the ethos and values of the School
  • be positive, optimistic, caring, kind and approachable
  • be willing to be immersed in the life of a busy and successful school
  • have the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning

You are asked to provide the following:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4 detailing your experience and expertise

What the school offers its staff

Completed applications should be returned either by post, marked ‘Confidential’ to HR Recruitment Team, Shaftesbury School, Salisbury School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8ER or by email to: recruitment@sast.org.uk

Should you wish to arrange a visit to view the School, please do not hesitate to contact Shirley Yeo, Office Manager on Shirley.yeo@shaftesburyschool.co.uk and they will be happy to arrange this for you.

SAST will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. SAST values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 SAST welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding responsibilities associated with this role will include engagement in regulatory activity, such as administering first aid or supporting an upset child. It will have contact with young people on a day-to day basis. SAST 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 meet the person specification and is subject to an enhanced DBS and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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About Shaftesbury School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
905 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

In our most recent inspection in March 2023, we were delighted that we were judged by Ofsted as being “Good”. The report reflects the wonderful quality of education we provide, the nurturing environment we have cultivated, and the positive impact we make on the lives of our students. The inspectors commended our commitment to excellence, the strength of our teaching and learning, and the exceptional progress our students have made under the guidance of our team. Our SIAMS inspection also highlighted that we have areas of excellence across the school community and we are a place where young people thrive.

At Shaftesbury School we hold an educational vison close to hearts of everyone “being the best they can be”. Just as Jesus used the parable of The Good Samaritan to explain, “love thy neighbour as thyself”, we too have this at the root of our ethos. This vision and ethos is brought to life through our core values; Belonging, Empathy, Service and Thrive. Staff have the highest expectations of every student and guide them to ensure they become confident learners, who will leave Shaftesbury School with an excellent level of knowledge, skills and experience to flourish in an ever-changing world.

We are pleased to be part of SAST. There is real strength in coming together with a collective responsibility for all of the children’s development and progress between 0-19 years. We believe in preserving schools in the local community. This means that there will be considerable local expertise to support staff with the chance to make a contribution to any wider developments.

Shaftesbury School is a great place to work and is a beautiful town itself; most students come from Shaftesbury and the surrounding area. The school is set on the edge of the town, close to the A303 and within easy commuting distance from the south coast of England, Bath, Salisbury, Yeovil and Wimborne.  

Arranging a visit to Shaftesbury School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@shaftesburyschool.co.uk.

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