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Our school is ‘Good’ (Ofsted 2018), being one of the most popular and successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive schools in the Preston Park area of Brighton, consistently over-subscribed.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and offers many exciting opportunities for all students, both in school and out. There are tremendous extra-curricular opportunities at Dorothy Stringer through sport, performing arts, the Junior Leadership Team, Art and with our partner schools in Africa, the Duke of Edinburgh award, as well as a number of other trips. In short, we believe there is something for everyone at the school.

Dorothy Stringer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check

Current vacancies

Deputy Headteacher – Full Time, Permanent

Job Ref: DS174

Closing Date: Midday on Friday 3rd May 2024*

Interview date: Thursday 16th & Friday 17th May 2024

Salary: Leadership L20 to L25

Starting Date: September 2024

Our school is ‘Good’ (Ofsted 2023), being one of the most popular and successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive schools in the Preston Park area of Brighton, consistently over-subscribed.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and offers many exciting opportunities for all students, both in school and out. There are tremendous extra-curricular opportunities at Dorothy Stringer through sport, performing arts, the Junior Leadership Team, Art on-going links with our partner schools in Africa, the Duke of Edinburgh award, as well as a number of other trips. In short, we believe there is something for everyone at the school.

The Headteacher and Governing Body are seeking to appoint a dynamic leader with excellent interpersonal skills, a flair for innovation, drive and ambition to join the Senior Leadership Team in our forward thinking 11-16 comprehensive school. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the further development of our school. Dorothy Stringer is a ‘Good’ school and prides itself on the high quality teaching and learning throughout the school and a commitment to staff well-being.

We are seeking a senior leader who, under the direction of the Headteacher:

  • Can lead and manage the work of others with vision, energy and sensitivity 
  • Has a commitment to improve teaching and learning, and student outcomes that is rooted in research-informed practice 
  • Has effective communication and interpersonal skills as well as emotional intelligence to motivate and inspire staff, students and stakeholders.
  • Can deputise for the Headteacher when required

For further details see the Person Specification and Job Description (attached).

HOW TO APPLY

Application is by application form with a supporting letter.  Your application should take account of the Person Specification. In line with our safer recruitment Policy, we cannot accept C.V.s. See application form and associated paperwork attached.

Please return your completed application to Katie Booth/Alex Mitchell, at recruitment@dorothy-stringer.co.uk   If you have a problem replying electronically please contact the school on 01273 852222.

*We reserve the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date

Dorothy Stringer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the Department of Education Statutory Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safeguarding Information –  safeguarding – Dorothy Stringer School (dorothy-stringer.co.uk)

Teacher of English – Full Time, Permanent

Job Ref: DS175

Closing Date: Midday on Wednesday 24 April 2024*

Interview date: Week Commencing TBC

Salary: Teachers MPS/UPS

Starting Date: September 2024

Our school is ‘Good’ (Ofsted 2023), being one of the most popular and successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive schools in the Preston Park area of Brighton, consistently over-subscribed.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and offers many exciting opportunities for all students, both in school and out. There are tremendous extra-curricular opportunities at Dorothy Stringer through sport, performing arts, the Junior Leadership Team, Art on-going links with our partner schools in Africa, the Duke of Edinburgh award, as well as a number of other trips. In short, we believe there is something for everyone at the school.

An enthusiastic and well qualified teacher required to teach English to students of all abilities at this popular and successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive school in the Preston Park area of Brighton. You would become a member of a successful and innovative English Department.

The successful candidate would benefit from a high level of support and continuing professional development.

We would welcome applications from ECTs. The successful candidate would benefit from a high level of support and become part of this welcoming, thriving and innovative English Department.

For further details see the Person Specification and Job Description (attached).

HOW TO APPLY

Application is by application form with a supporting letter.  Your application should take account of the Person Specification. In line with our safer recruitment Policy, we cannot accept C.V.s. See application form and associated paperwork attached.

Please return your completed application to Katie Booth, at recruitment@dorothy-stringer.co.uk   If you have a problem replying electronically please contact the school on 01273 852222.

*We reserve the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date

Dorothy Stringer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the Department of Education Statutory Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safeguarding Information –  safeguarding – Dorothy Stringer School (dorothy-stringer.co.uk)

Pastoral Manager (Non-Teaching)

Job Ref: SU361 

Term Time only – 37 hours per week (plus 4 week’s pay to reflect ‘overtime/flexible working’ during term time)

Closing Date: Midday on Wednesday 24 April 2024*

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Salary: Scale 5, Point 13-17 (£26,873 – £28,770), actual pro rated salary (£25,668 – £27,480)

Starting Date: 1 June 2024

Our school is ‘Good’ (Ofsted 2024), being one of the most popular and successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive schools in the Preston Park area of Brighton, consistently over-subscribed. 

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and offers many exciting opportunities for all students, both in school and out. There are tremendous extra-curricular opportunities at Dorothy Stringer through sport, performing arts, the Junior Leadership Team, and on-going links with our partner schools in Africa, the Duke of Edinburgh award, as well as a number of other trips. In short, we believe there is something for everyone at the school. 

An opportunity has come to work with our fantastic students as a Pastoral Manager. Working as a key member of the pastoral team, you will manage the behaviour of pupils and work effectively with other staff, families and carers to overcome behavioural obstacles to learning.    

If you would like to work closely with young people and parents in the school context then this post would be for you. We are seeking someone who is experienced, well organised and self-confident, with good communication skills.  

The successful candidate would benefit from a high level of support. 

For further details see the Person Specification and Job Description 

HOW TO APPLY

Application is by application form with a supporting letter.  Your application should take account of the Person Specification. In line with our Safer Recruitment Policy, we cannot accept C.V.s.

Please return your completed application to Katie Booth/Alex Mitchell, at recruitment@dorothy-stringer.co.uk If you have a problem replying electronically please contact the school on 01273 852222.

Dorothy Stringer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the Department of Education Statutory Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

Safeguarding Information –  safeguarding – Dorothy Stringer School (dorothy-stringer.co.uk)

* We reserve the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Teaching Assistants required for Dorothy Stringer School (30 hours a week, term-time only)

Job Ref: SU360

Closing Date: Midday on Monday 29 April 2024*

Interview Date: TBC

Salary: Scale 4a (Points 9 – 10) £25,119 – £25,545, actual pro rated salary (£18,549 – £18,863)

Starting Date: September 2024

Our school is ‘Good’ (Ofsted 2023), being one of the most popular and successful 11-16 mixed comprehensive schools in the Preston Park area of Brighton, consistently over-subscribed.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced and offers many exciting opportunities for all students, both in school and out. There are tremendous extra-curricular opportunities at Dorothy Stringer through sport, performing arts, the Junior Leadership Team, Art on-going links with our partner schools in Africa, the Duke of Edinburgh award, as well as a number of other trips. In short, we believe there is something for everyone at the school.

The main purpose of the job is to work, under the instruction of senior staff, to undertake support programmes which enable access to learning for students and to assist the teacher in the management of students and the classroom.  Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area. An excellent opportunity for someone with an aspiration to teach.

For further details see the Person Specification and Job Description (attached).

HOW TO APPLY

Application is by application form with a supporting letter.  Your application should take account of the Person Specification. In line with our safer recruitment Policy, we cannot accept C.V.s.

See application form and associated paperwork attached. Please return your completed application to Katie Booth/ Alex Mitchell, at recruitment@dorothy-stringer.co.uk   If you have a problem replying electronically please contact the school on 01273 852222.

Dorothy Stringer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and comply with the Department of Education Statutory Guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

Safeguarding Information –  safeguarding – Dorothy Stringer School (dorothy-stringer.co.uk)

*We reserve the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Dorothy Stringer School workforce profile: Workforce Profile DS 

For the school’s financial information, please see our Financial Information page.