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South Dartmoor
Community College


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Closing Date:  ongoing, all year round
Start Date:  May 2023

South Dartmoor Community College and the Atrium are two schools on the same site and together provide education for 11–18 year olds. We are mixed comprehensive, fully inclusive schools, located on the outskirts of Ashburton, with approximately 900 students on roll.  We have recently joined the very highly respected WeST Trust.  The Trust’s vision is to provide exceptional education, through the delivery of a holistic academic and vocational curriculum.

We aim to educate all students, introducing them to the best that has been thought, written and created.  We expect students to develop an increasing control over their lives underpinned by a search for truth, respect for self and others, an understanding of social justice and a commitment to being the best they can be.  We prepare them for the world of work and adult responsibility, and help them to develop resilience to face life’s challenges. We encourage students to care for and treat other humans with courtesy, dignity and respect and support them to stay mentally, physically and spiritually healthy.  We provide opportunities to be creative and to value the arts as key to being culturally educated.  We give value to being healthy and fit and participating in individual and team sports.  We enable students to develop intellectual curiosity and provide a secure grounding in the practical skills the modern world requires.

The schools are on a rapid improvement journey and have a strong staff team in place to ensure every child is enabled to fulfil their potential.  We have excellent pastoral support and our students report that they feel very happy and safe at the school. We are proud of our students.  The relationships between staff and students are strong.  Community engagement is also an important feature; we have an active Parent/Teacher Association (FOSDA—Friends of South Dartmoor Academy). 

If you want to work in an inspiring, fully inclusive environment with students who want to succeed, and friendly, supportive staff, then we want to hear from you!  You will join a passionate and dedicated team, and a Trust who is committed to providing professional development and opportunities for all colleagues. Part of the WeST Trust, we are an 11-18 College situated in Ashburton on the edge of Dartmoor.  With impressive facilities, the schools currently cater for approximately 900 students.  Devon is a lovely place to live with the stunning Dartmoor and the beautiful Devon and Cornwall Coastline on your doorstep.