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Buckfastleigh Primary School is a school at the heart of its community and is a founder member of South Dartmoor Academy. 

Please see below for our current vacancies.

Assistant Headteacher

•           Do you put children’s needs first?

•           Are you an outstanding teacher with leadership experience?

•           Are you passionate and determined to make learning inspirational for all children?

•           Are you looking for your next opportunity and challenge?

•           Are you committed to school improvement?

•           Would you like to work within a supportive group of schools to continue to develop   your leadership skills?

We are looking for an outstanding teacher who is keen to continue to further develop their leadership skills by working closely with our Headteacher in the role of Assistant Headteacher.  The ideal candidate will have a proven record of leading an area of whole school improvement and would be able to shape the future vision for our wonderful school.  In the first year this role will be non- class based with a 0.5 teaching commitment across the classes, enabling the successful candidate to fully establish themselves in the senior leadership role and support teaching and learning across the school. You will lead on developing strong strategies and cultures for supporting disadvantaged children and the ability to lead English would be preferable although not essential. 

Closing date: Noon on Friday 9th June.

Interview date: Tuesday 20th June.

School Administrator

Required for September 2017, Buckfastleigh Primary School is looking for someone who has excellent organisation skills, a great sense of humour and is able to cope with change and unpredictability in their working day. We require an experienced administrator to work in our busy school office. You will be the first point of contact for parents and visitors and therefore being approachable, friendly and having excellent communication skills is essential. The successful candidate will be well supported in their role and join a team of administrators working closely together across all the schools within our Academy, along with our Chief Finance and Personnel Officers. Your role would expose you to a range of sensitive information and therefore confidentiality is essential. You will be required to perform a range of admin tasks including: dealing with correspondence and communications with parents and pupils, managing our Free School Meals, Admissions, Attendance, Educational Visits Co-ordination, updating the school website and manage the admin for school trips including facilitating the risk assessment systems employed by the school and be responsible for uploading statutory Pupil Data.

We are looking for someone who has the following skills and qualities:

  • A high level of ability in Literacy and Numeracy and all forms of ICT
  • Be able to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate a calm and professional approach
  • Have a good sense of humour

Job type: Permanent, Part-time (27.75 hours per week, 39 weeks per year).

Salary Scale: D SCP 18-22

Hours of work: 8.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.45pm (Mon, Wed & Fri)

8.30am-1.00pm (Tues & Thurs)

Closing Date: noon on Friday 29th June 2017

Interview Date: Monday 10th July 2017.

Finally the successful candidate will enjoy working with children and understand their needs. You need to want to work in an environment where you will be fully included in the day to day life of a primary school.

The school is a vibrant and happy school which is at the heart of its local community. We are a fully inclusive school and pride ourselves in our creative and exciting curriculum, which seeks to inspire children to learn, challenges them to be the best they can be and encourages them to succeed. Since 2011 the school has been part of South Dartmoor Academy, along with Ashburton Primary, Atrium School, South Dartmoor Community College, Ilsington Primary, Moretonhampstead Primary and Widecombe Primary Schools.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within a forward thinking and supportive school environment. Further details and an application pack can be downloaded here.


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. These can be arranged by contacting Ms. Marianne Malin, or Mrs Fiona Gower our School Administrators on 01364 643304 or by email on


Your completed application form should be either posted or returned by email to the school to


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A DBS disclosure and two references are required for this post.