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Headteacher - Wimborne First School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Role: Headteacher

Location: Wimborne First School and Nursery, Dorset

Start Date: 1st January 2025

Salary Range: L18 – L24

Closing Date: Friday 12th July 2024, 12.00pm

Shortlisting: Monday 15th July 2024

Interviews: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July 2024

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


Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the candidate pack and complete the application form which can be found at Completed applications should be returned to CV’s will only be accepted along with a completed application form.

We would be delighted to give you a tour of the school and answer any questions you may have.  School tours will be taking place on 27th June, 2nd July and 3rd July.  Please contact the school on 01202 882532 to arrange an appointment with the school office.  


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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