This job expired on 27 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 September 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Early years
Working pattern
Contract type

Job summary

Are you an experienced EYFS Leader looking for a new challenge and potential future leadership opportunities?

The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is looking to appoint a EYFS Lead to work at Chagford CofE Primary School to start as soon as possible. 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 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

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
School size
148 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number
01409 259613

About Chagford Church of England Primary School

Our vision at Chagford Church of England Primary School is to build a strong foundation for every child so that they are well prepared for their life ahead.

​We believe that every child needs to feel that they belong, that they matter, and that they are valued for their unique qualities. As we learn about who we are, our relationship to each other and to the wider world, we nurture strong values, underpinned by our Christian ethos, in order to bring about the best possible future for ourselves, our communities and future generations. At Chagford, our values inform our aims, and help us to be:

C onfident learners
H ealthy in body, mind and spirit
A ble to work well together, learn from, and support each other
G lobal citizens, making an active contribution to our communities
F ree to be ourselves and develop our unique skills and talents
O pen minded and respectful of difference and diversity
R eflective and thoughtful
D etermined, resilient, and resourceful, with a positive mindset

Arranging a visit to Chagford 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 Ed Finch at or telephone 01647 432412.

School location

Lower Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 8BZ

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