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Pay scale: 10 - 16

Start date: September 2019

Number on roll: 193

Age range: 4 -11

School visit: by appointment

Closing date: 12pm May 15th

Interview date: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May

We are seeking to appoint a school leader who can maintain and build upon the excellent leadership provided by the current headteacher in moving the school from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good.’ Buckfastleigh is a welcoming and happy school with an ethos of aspiration and achievement and a dedicated and committed staff team. Your vision and leadership will both challenge and stimulate and you will be successful in creating a culture of high expectations and maintain momentum in driving the school forward.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an effective track record in senior leadership and be committed to providing the best outcomes for all our children. This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and their families. We have a supportive and engaged Local Governing Body and strong community links.

We warmly welcome visits to the school and ask that you contact us to arrange a convenient time.

A recruitment information pack and application form are available below

This post requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of at least two satisfactory references.


Vision, Strategy and Values


At Buckfastleigh Primary School, we aim to help children to learn to joyfully embrace the highest challenges they can, in order to improve their own lives and the lives of others.

Strategy - How will we get there:

By building persistence, resilience and aspiration.

By having the highest expectations for everyone, regardless of previous attainment and background, supporting everyone to reach those expectations.

By having adults who are welcoming, positive and calm who build relationships with children based on trust and mutual respect.


We care about:

Children being respected, being heard and having a say in their lives.

Children having exciting life choices as they develop and grow.

Adults (staff and parents) having the opportunity to grow, develop and contribute fully to children’s learning and development.

Please contact us to have a chat on the phone or to make a visit.