Job Vacancies

The Minerva Learning Trust   

Executive Principal: Mrs K Taylor MA  

Name of School/Academy No on roll:
The Sir John Colfox Academy  848
Bridport Primary School 400
St Mary’s Primary School 191
Burton Bradstock Primary School 76

Job Vacancies

Full Time

11 – 18 Comprehensive School

NOR 850

Combined Sixth Form 240

Required for September 2019

Salary L 27 – L33 (£75,735 - £87,732)

The Sir John Colfox Academy is a highly successful school in a beautiful part of Dorset.  It offers a wide range of courses at GCSE and A Level as well as a wide variety of extra curricular activities.Results in 2018 were above all the national averages in all attainment measures.  The School was inspected in March 2018 and was judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas.We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and experienced Senior Leader as Headteacher at this successful Academy.

Our new Head will be:

  • Passionate about education and committed to improving the life chances of all our students.
  • An exceptional practitioner who has demonstrated sound leadership and management skills and is making a difference in their current school.
  • A creative and strategic thinker.
  • Committed to an inclusive environment where the wellbeing of staff and students is paramount.

The Sir John Colfox Academy is part of the Minerva Learning Trust, a group of local Bridport schools who work collaboratively.  This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious team at the heart of the local community.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  If you require further information please contact the Executive Principal, Mrs Kay Taylor, on Tel: 01308 422291 or Email:  k.taylor@minervalearningtrust. .  Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Applications close on Tuesday 26 March 2019 (noon)

An application pack is attached but can also be downloaded from the Academy website: or you can apply online at  Completed application forms should be returned to Julia Brinsden, Clerk to the Board of Trustees, Email:

Closing date: Tuesday 26 March 2019 (noon)

Interviews: Monday 1 April (from 1.30 pm), Tuesday 2 April and Wednesday 3 April 2019

Welcome letter K Taylor

Welcome letter M Stones

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