This job expired on 23 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 November 2021

  • Application deadline

    23 September 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Contract type

Job summary

Are you an experienced creative Teacher looking for a new challenge and potential future leadership opportunities?

The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is looking to appoint a Primary School Teacher to work at Black Torrington Primary School. The purpose of the job will be to provide the highest possible quality of education for all the children in the Trust, in order to ensure pupils from all backgrounds are able to succeed.

We welcome applications from Early Career Teachers (formally NQTs) for this post. Please refer to the attached Candidate Recruitment Pack for further information on our Early Career Teacher induction programme.

We wish to appoint a candidate for the role who is community focused and who shares our values led commitment to creating an ambitious, forward thinking learning environment for all our pupils, students and staff. Every child in each of our Trust schools is entitled to excellent teaching every lesson of every day. This ambition drives our commitment to making our Trust a great place to be, work, and learn.

You will be working with and be supported by the Principals of the schools to offer the best education and experiences for our children. We believe strongly in ensuring all staff have a work life balance and take teacher workload seriously.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your primary experience to help shape the Trust.

You will be a creative teacher with:

The skills to deliver the curriculum in a stimulating and interesting way.

Well-developed behaviour management skills.

Experience of meeting a wide range of pupil needs including those with SEN.

A proven record of good classroom organisation and management.

The ability to develop good relationships with staff, children, parents and the wider community.

An interest in, and enthusiasm for, opportunities for outdoor education and learning.

What we offer:

Being part of a family of schools within a values-based Trust.

A comprehensive induction and support programme.

Recognition of the importance of work life balance. Your emotional well-being is important to us. We strive to balance life and work. We endeavour to create the best possible environment in which you can grow and enjoy a genuinely fulfilling professional life.

A passionate commitment to your continuing professional development with learning routes to match your interests and ambitions.

Opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues across the Trust.

Career progression within the Trust.

We are working hard to make our community a great place to work so that our values underpin everything that we do, and everything that we are. All our colleagues are valued members of our community, and we take seriously the demands of their job.

We strongly encourage co-operation and sharing of suitable resources is encouraged across the Trust.

Marking and feedback will be specific to reduce time spent out of school hours and to increase impact.

We will not overburden staff with the collection of unnecessary student data. Professional judgement is integral to our systems.

There is no expectation that staff will respond to emails outside of normal working hours. We trust our staff to make professional decisions about when they work outside school hours.

Where new initiatives and policies are introduced, we consider what we might stop doing to make space for new expectations.

In all that we do we look first for the evidence of positive impact on students’ learning, outcomes or well-being. If it is not there, we don’t do it.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful cross phase Trust as it commences its next phase of development. If this sounds like the challenge you have been looking for, we’d love to hear from you!

This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, and facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
27 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01409 259613

About Black Torrington Church of England Primary School

Black Torrington C of E Primary School is a rural school made up of two classes. The school has close links with the local community and St Mary's Church and we offer a warm welcome to any families who wish to join us.

On 1st September 2014 the school joined the Holsworthy Federation. This is a partnership with Bridgerule C of E Primary, Bradford Primary and Holsworthy Community College. On 1st January 2018 the school became part of Dartmoor Multi Academy. Our Trust consists of 17 schools who have come together, based on a shared vision which encompasses the values of both the Cooperative movement and the Church of England.

Black Torrington Primary School is a Church of England school set at the heart of our community. The building dates back to 1894 with a more modern extension added in 2001 where a former barn had stood. The present accommodation comprises an entrance foyer, administrator's office, staff office, library and reprographics area, two classrooms, kitchen, hall, toilets and storage areas. The hall is used for daily assemblies and acts of worship, as well as for lunch and physical activities.

Outside, the school has a playground and garden area, which backs on to open fields. The school also has access to the village playing fields, multi-purpose court and play park that are used regularly throughout the summer months. The village hall is used for dance and gymnastics in the winter months.

We enjoy strong links with the community and across the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust. Through these links, we ensure the widest range of opportunities for our children. The family atmosphere is one of the strengths of our school and everyone looks after everyone else. This is evident during lessons and at playtimes when all ages work and play together. The school is ably supported by a dedicated governing body, an active PTFA and an enthusiastic school council, all of whom work hard to make our school an enjoyable and stimulating place to be.

Arranging a visit to Black Torrington Church of England Primary School

If you’d like to find out more about the post, or arrange a visit to the school, please contact Sunita Chauhan at or telephone 01409 281432

School location

Black Torrington, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5PU

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