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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.


Site Manager - XS 1.1a Dorset Grade 9

Salary: Grade 9 (£23,398 – £27,668)

Closing Date: 4th July 2017

Interviews: 12th July 2017

Employment type: Full time

Contact Name: Joanne Bruton - PA to the Headteacher

Required ASAP – Start date to be agreed at Interview

We are seeking to appoint a hard-working, enthusiastic and reliable Site Manager to join our staff. To be responsible for all aspects of site management including a wide range of duties and responsibilities connected with the fabric of the building and grounds of the school.

To ensure the school’s buildings and furnishings are safe, secure and maintained to standards defined by the school and Health and Safety legislations and determined by the SMT and governors of the school.  To plan, organise and inspect all works relating to the general site management ensuring that the school’s accommodation is fit for purpose and available as required.


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

Cleaner XS1.6

Salary: £7.78 per hour

Closing Date: 22nd June 2017

Employment type: Part-time (20 hours per week term time plus 2 weeks at end of summer hols)

Contact Name: Joanne Bruton – Head’s PA/Personnel

We are seeking to appoint a cleaner who will be required to start ASAP. Applications are welcomed from individuals who are willing to work in a team and are supportive of the school’s ethos. (20 hours per week term time with an additional 2 weeks during the summer holidays; 40 hours per post usually worked over a one week period at the end of August in agreement with the site manager). 


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