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Headteacher: Mr D Herbert BSc PGCE NPQH


Minerva Learning Trust

Executive Principal

Executive Principal, Minerva Learning Trust, Dorset

Permanent 0.6 Contract

Salary – Headteacher Group 7 L33-L39 (£87,732.00 - £100,568 pro rata)

Required for September 2019

The Minerva Learning Trust includes The Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport Primary School, Burton Bradstock CE Primary School and St Mary’s CE Primary School in Bridport, Dorset.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and experienced Senior Educationalist to the role of Executive Principal.

The new Executive Principal will be:

* Passionate about education and system leadership

* An experienced leader who has demonstrated they can lead school improvement successfully

* A creative and strategic thinker who will help the Trust grow and thrive

* Able to work with the Director of Finance and Headteachers to deploy resources to best effect and generate income to ensure the future success of the Trust

Visits to the schools are warmly welcomed.

Applications close on Tuesday 30 October 2018 and interviews will be held on Friday 9 November 2018.

Further details are below. If you have any further questions please contact the Minerva Learning Trust on 01308 422291 or email Julia Brinsden ( You will also find all details on the individual school and Minerva Learning Trust websites. Please use the Minerva Learning Trust application form.

The Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3DT

Tel: 01038 422291 Website:


Minerva Learning Trust Application Form

Accompanying Letter

Letter Chairman of Trustees

Job Description

Person Specification

Ofsted Report


Head of School Bridport Primary School

Full Time Permanent

NOR 383

Salary L16-L22 (£57,935 - £67,009)

Required for April 2019  (or September 2019)

Bridport Primary School is a large primary situated in a thriving community that serves a diverse catchment of families. We have an impressive building and extensive grounds, enjoy high quality resources and a positive rights respecting ethos. We genuinely value the contribution of every member of our team promoting leadership at all levels.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and experienced senior leader as Head of School at this successful Community School.

Our new Head of School will be:

  • Passionate about education and ensuring all children are safe, happy and achieve well.
  • An exceptional practitioner who has demonstrated sound leadership and management skills.
  • A creative and strategic thinker.
  • Committed to an inclusive environment where the wellbeing of staff, children and the community are paramount.

Bridport Primary School is part of the Minerva Learning Trust, a group of local Bridport Schools who are committed to improving the life changes of the young people in their care.  This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious team at the heart of the local community.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Applications close on Thursday 8 November (noon) and interviews will be held on 22 and 23 November 2018.

If you wish to contact the Trust to arrange a visit or to discuss the vacancy please email . Please use the Minerva Learning Trust application form.

  1. The MLT schools are on half term from 22 October to 26 October.

Bridport Primary School

St. Andrews Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3BJ

Tel:       01308 422846               Website:

Fax:      01308 458710               E-mail:

Minerva Learning Trust

The Ridgeway, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3DT

Tel: 01308 422291              Website:


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Support Staff Vacancies


37 hours a week term time only

Scale 3 (Pay point 8 - 12)

We require an enthusiastic and flexible person to join our committed team of support staff.  The successful candidate will provide technical and administrative support to teaching staff in the Science department including some in-class support with pupil activities.  The duties will be varied across the department, helping to maintain an orderly, safe and healthy environment – preparing and maintaining resources, apparatus and equipment.

A vocational or academic qualification in the relevant subject area at NVQ Level 2 or above is preferred, together with previous practical experience in an appropriate work area.  However, we would be delighted to hear from anyone who has an interest in the post and works with children.

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 and there might be opportunities to work closely with these schools.  Results across the school at GCSE and A Level were very strong in both attainment and progress.  We are a member of the Pixl Club, the Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools Alliance and have several staff involved in national initiatives.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Details and an application form can also be found below or you can apply directly at and selecting School Support Staff.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact the Senior Science Technician Joy Laver

Closing Date:   Tuesday 30 October 2018

Interview Date:  To be arranged


RECEPTIONIST – Grade 3 (SCP8-12)

37 hours a week, term time only (hours to be agreed but you will need to work until 5.00pm on Tues, Wed and Thurs)

Salary £16,626 - £17,173 (pro rata)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and cheerful person to join our support team in the school office to provide high quality keyboard and clerical skills together with reception/telephone services within the school.

Ideally you will have:

* Previous clerical experience

* Keyboard skills

* A good telephone manner

* A good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word would be an advantage

* The ability to work effectively as part of a team

* An enjoyment of working with young people

* 5 GCSE's at grade C or above including English and Maths

An application form and details can be downloaded below  or you can apply online at: