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The Minerva Learning Trust   

Executive Principal: Mr A Lovett  

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

The Sir John Colfox Academy Deputy Headteacher (KS4)

Deputy Headteacher (KS4), The Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport, Dorset

Full Time

11 – 18 Comprehensive School

NOR 850

Combined Sixth Form 215

Required for September 2020

Salary L19 – L23 (£63,976 - £70,557)

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 2019 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 Deputy Headteacher at this successful Academy.

Our new Deputy Headteacher 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.

· Passionate about Teaching and Learning.

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 Headteacher, Mr Adam Shelley on Tel: 01308 422291 or Email: shelleya@colfox.dorset.sch.uk . Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and social distancing is in place.

Applications close on Friday 22 May 2020 (noon).

An application details can be downloaded below or you can apply online at www.dorserforyou.com/jobs. Completed application forms should be returned to Mrs Amanda Tuck, Headteachers’ PA, Email: a.tuck@colfox.dorset.sch.uk

Closing date: Friday 22 May 2020 (noon)

Interviews: Week beginning 25 May 2020 via Zoom

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The Sir John Colfox Academy Teacher of Science

Full Time Science Teacher

Required for September 2020, an enthusiastic, well-qualified and successful classroom practitioner to teach Science at KS3, KS4 and KS5. The successful candidate will need to be able to deliver their specialism up to A Level, ideally they will be a Physics or Chemistry specialists, but Biology specialists are also welcome to apply. We are looking for a colleague who has a real passion for their subject, who is reflective and able to enthuse, motivate and challenge their students. The ideal candidate upholds high standards in their teaching and professional development and has high expectations for student learning.

We are an outwardly facing school in a beautiful part of the country and this is a great time to join our school as we have recently established a multi-academy trust with three of our feeder primary schools (The Minerva Learning Trust). There will be opportunities to work closely with these schools as part of the science department, for example we offer Year 5 challenge days, which are always oversubscribed and organise the Minerva Learning Trust Science Fair to encourage and engage younger students.

The science department encourages STEM initiatives and our teams have reached National Levels in both the Land rover 4x4 Challenge and Flying Start Challenge. We also run in school Science competitions, Key Stage 3 Science club, Eco-groups and Wilderness Warriors.

The successful candidate will be joining a department of 7 science specialist teachers. Science is a popular subject in the school and we offer AQA Separate Sciences and AQA Combined Science Trilogy options at GCSE. Our Key Stage 3 & 4 Schemes of work are based on AQA’s five year curriculum and we are well resourced, with access to Kerboodle for all our students as well as text books available at both Key Stage 3 and 4 for class work.

At A level we teach the OCR-A Specifications in Chemistry, Biology and Physics. These are all very popular courses and our students make excellent progress during their studies in the Joint Sixth Form.

Our department supports PGCE and Schools direct trainees through our work with the Jurassic Coast Alliance and we have several staff involved in training our students.

Please visit the school website for more information about the school and if you feel you require more information about us or the role please contact Mrs K Hazle, Head of the Science Faculty who will be happy to help you hazlek@colfox.dorset.sch.uk.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We accept applications from all potential candidates including NQT, main scale and UPS colleagues.

An application form and details can also be downloaded below or you can apply online at: www.dorsetforyou.com/jobs.

Completed application forms should be emailed to the Headteacher’s PA, Amanda Tuck a.tuck@colfox.dorset.sch.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 14 May 2020

The Minerva Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and all successful applicants will be vetted through a DBS check.

The Sir John Colfox Academy Teacher of Geography

Teacher of Geography required

Required for September 2020, a well-qualified and successful classroom practitioner to teach Geography. We have a very successful Geography department who are part of a vibrant Humanities Faculty. The take up of the subject at GCSE and A Level is very strong indeed. It would be expected that the successful candidate would be able to teach up to GCSE Level and the ability to teach A Level is preferred. The successful applicant will also need to teach RE at KS3.

This is a great time to join our school as we have recently formed a multi-academy trust with three of our feeder primary schools, forming The Minerva Learning Trust. We are a member of The Pixl Club, The Jurassic Coast Alliance and The Jubilee Network. We have several staff involved in national initiatives and are an outwardly facing school in a beautiful part of the country! We are a successful school academically and sit comfortably above the national average in all of the new attainment measures.

Please visit the school website for more information about the school and if you feel you require more information about us or the role please contact Ms Amanda Nicoll, Subject Leader of Geography who will be happy to help you nicolla@colfox.dorset.sch.uk.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We accept applications from all potential candidates including NQT, main scale and UPS colleagues.

An application form and details can also be downloaded below or you can apply online at: www.dorsetforyou.com/jobs.

Completed application forms should be emailed to the Headteacher’s PA, Amanda Tuck a.tuck@colfox.dorset.sch.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 14 May 2020

The Minerva Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and all successful applicants will be vetted through a DBS check.

The Sir John Colfox Academy Teacher of Drama and Performing Arts

Teacher of Drama and Performing Arts (0.9)

Required for September 2020, an enthusiastic classroom practitioner to teach Drama and Performing Arts. The faculty currently delivers courses at GCSE and A Level in Key Stages 4 and 5 as well as the Key Stage 3 curriculum. These subjects are highly valued by the school and are increasing their numbers studying at examination level. You will be supported by the Head of Drama and the Head of Faculty and join a vibrant team who enjoy working with students and developing their talents.

This is a great time to join our school as we have recently formed a multi-academy trust with three of our feeder primary schools, forming The Minerva Learning Trust. We are a member of The Pixl Club, The Jurassic Coast Alliance and The Jubilee Network. We have several staff involved in national initiatives and are an outwardly facing school in a beautiful part of the country! We are a successful school academically and sit comfortably above the national average in all of the new attainment measures.

Please visit the school website for more information about the school and if you feel you require more information about us or the role please contact

Mrs Louise Burgess, Head of the Expressive Arts Faculty who will be happy to help you burgessl@colfox.dorset.sch.uk.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We accept applications from all potential candidates including NQT, main scale and UPS colleagues.

An application form and details can also be downloaded below or you can apply online at: www.dorsetforyou.com/jobs.

Completed application forms should be emailed to the Headteacher’s PA,

Mrs Amanda Tuck a.tuck@colfox.dorset.sch.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 14 May 2020

The Minerva Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and all successful applicants will be vetted through a DBS check