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This school 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 be required to have an Enhanced DBS check in line with the Government’s safer recruitment guidelines. Sturminster Newton High school values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.


Post: Teacher of Health and Social Care (A Level) /Child Development (GCSE

Salary: MPS/UPS

Closing Date: 30th March 2017

Interviews:  5th April 2017

Employment type: Part Time 0.3 Fixed Term (1Year)

Contact Name: Joanne Bruton - PA to the Headteacher

Required for September 2017 part time teacher of Health and Social Care (A Level) /Child Development (GCSE).

Due to retirement we are seeking to appoint a teacher of Health and Social Care/Child Development. We require an excellent classroom practitioner who is committed and passionate. The ability to teach KS4/KS5 is required together with experience of teaching a broad range of abilities.

 What we want from you:

·            To be forward thinking and have the ability to inspire students through the subject

·            Be able to demonstrate an innovative and collaborative approach to teaching and learning

·            Can model excellence in the classroom and deliver excellent outcomes.

·            Have the ability to inspire students to achieve their full potential.


NB: Please note that we cannot accept CV applications for the post.

Resistant Materials & Design Technician

Salary: Grade 5 points 13-17

Closing Date: 6th April 2017

Interviews: W/c 27 April 2017

Employment type: part time

Location: Sturminster Newton

Establishment: Sturminster Newton High School

Required for May 2017 Technician Post (XS 4.5) - Grade 5, 24 hours per week, term time only.

We are seeking to appoint a hard-working, enthusiastic and reliable Technician to join our staff in supporting the Resistant Materials, Graphics and the Design Technology Department. Ideally the successful candidate would be able to take up post in May 2017. This post would involve working 24 hours per week during term time only. The specific framework of the day will be decided with the successful applicant but the general timeframe will be based around 9am until 2pm (will be discussed at interview)

The role will involve supporting teaching staff, providing technical, practical and administrative support in these practical subject areas, whilst ensuring resources and materials are prepared for lessons. To ensure that Health and Safety requirements and other regulations (eg COSHH) are adhered to and observed. In addition to this the post holder would be required to support within the classroom.

NB: Please note that we cannot accept CV applications for the post.

School Direct Programme - Maths, PE, MFL, Biology

Sturminster Newton High School is situated on the outskirts of Sturminster Newton. The school is very small and welcoming with around 500 students in Key Stages 3 and 4. We share a very successful joint Sixth form with Shaftesbury school and regularly send students to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. We are part of the North Dorset Partnership, which comprised of The Gryphon School, Gillingham School, Shaftesbury School and Sturminster Newton High School working in conjunction with The University of Exeter and the Mid- Somerset Consortium (MSC) to train suitable candidates for the postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). Both the University of Exeter and the MSC ITT programmes are classed as Outstanding by Ofsted.

Our staff are fully committed to enabling students to achieve their best and the pastoral support for our students helps to create a very supportive environment for academic and personal development. The students are a pleasure to teach and keen to do well. Visitors comment on the friendly atmosphere as soon as they enter the school and this is reflected in comments made by the many trainee teachers who visit us for classroom experience.

“The School appears as a very good environment to teach, and I was impressed by the good behaviour of the children and the authority of the teachers!”- Potential MFL teacher visit 6/14

“… the whole feel of the school is smart, yet laid back and friendly. All the teachers I met seemed enthusiastic and happy too, it's great to meet people so passionate within the profession I want to enter.” Potential DT teacher 2/14

“I have enjoyed every minute and have gained so much experience and ideas to take to my first teaching post.”  PGCE trainee 4/14

“Just to say thank you for letting me visit the school … I was very impressed with the students and the level of teaching within the RE department.” Potential RE teacher visit 3/14

“It was a great pleasure working with the staff and pupils. You have a wonderful school.” Potential MFL teacher visit 9/15