There is a range of opportunities across all our schools. You can find a variety of schools to meet the interests, style, experience and expertise of teachers and support staff.
SAST has large town primary schools with over 300 children, smaller village primary schools and nursery provision. There is a large 11-18 secondary school with a Sixth Form of over 400 students. There is a mix of formerly maintained and Church of England schools – both voluntary controlled and voluntary-aided in the Diocese of Salisbury.
When posts become available vacancies are advertised on the School and SAST websites as well as in the local and national media. This can include the TES, Dorset For You, Dillingtons (Somerset County Council), The Blackmore Vale and The Western Gazette. Not all posts are advertised in all these external media.
The Sherborne area is one of the best places to live in Britain, with Sherborne itself being described as ‘one of the most drop-dead-gorgeous towns in the country’ and having the feel of ‘a small cathedral city’. It is a centre of excellence for education. There are easy road and direct rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast and countryside. It is a great area in which to live, offering something for everyone. There is a strong sense of pride and community support.
If you are interested in vacancies or working for us please do get in touch with. There are regularly new opportunities in our Trust and Schools.
In summary we offer:
• a passion for all-round education
• a special culture and ethos – great children and staff
• a deep care and support for children and staff
• a broad and varied curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities
• a beautiful part of the country
• a National Teaching School
• an ambition, expertise and quality
• induction, training and leadership development
What do we look for in teachers – someone with high expectations, a love of learning, able to inspire and also laugh and enjoy the challenges of the role. You need to be a team player, you will go the extra mile to support students and want to continually develop and pick up the best ideas from around the world in education. In return, you will join a School and Trust that is full of activity, opportunity and optimism.
SAST has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The Trust and school follow the national and Dorset policies and procedures for child protection and security, and the interview will include questions about safeguarding children. Current and/or previous employers will be contacted through references as part of the verification process pre-appointment checks if the applicant is short listed. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
SAST is committed to equal opportunities and positively encourages applications from all sections of the community.Teacher Person Specification