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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership Scale 10-14 £58,959 - £65,010

Head of School - Westcliff Primary Academy job summary

Westcliff Primary Academy is a thriving and vibrant primary school, dedicated to providing a great education and nurturing environment for each of its 366 pupils. The school is also host to an 8 place Resource Base for children with SEMH. Located in Dawlish, Westcliff is easily accessible from the M5 and A38.

We are seeking an inspiring and visionary school leader to lead our thriving school community and continue to foster a learning environment that empowers every child to realise their full potential.

Role overview

As the Head of School, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our school. You will lead a team of dedicated educators and support staff, and embrace our culture of collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement. Your passion for education and commitment to child-centred learning will ensure the school goes from strength to strength.

Westcliff is part of the First Federation Trust; you will benefit from collaboration and support with other schools, leaders and teams from across the Trust.


Provide visionary leadership and strategic direction to embed and promote the vision and values of the school.

Lead teaching and learning to ensure pupil achievement and continually evaluate and improve approaches to teaching and learning.

Develop yourself and your team, maintaining a culture of high expectations of yourself and others.

Oversee the smooth day-to-day running of the school, ensuring efficient and effective management of resources.

Ensure the safety and welfare of all pupils, promoting a secure and nurturing school environment that celebrates diversity, inclusion and equality.

About you

We want our new Head of School to have:

Qualified Teacher Status and a proven track record of effective teaching experience in a primary school setting.

A degree in education.

Significant leadership experience, preferably as a Head of School, Deputy Headteacher, or Headteacher.

A deep understanding of current educational practice, pedagogy and curriculum development.

Demonstrable ability to lead and inspire a team, fostering a positive and collaborative work culture.

Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

A passion for education and a commitment to empowering pupils to reach their full potential.

What we offer

We recognise that our staff are our most important asset and as well as offering a collaborative, friendly and supportive environment, we offer a range of benefits that include:

Tailored professional and career development pathways, coaching and mentoring.

Fast-track process to explore new opportunities across the trust family of 19 primary schools.

The opportunity to work within a progressive and forward-thinking multi-academy trust.

Access to a free and confidential employee health and wellbeing programme, providing physical and mental health support in areas such as physiotherapy, counselling, menopause, etc.

A teacher or local government pension scheme.

Tax-free cycle-to-work scheme.

Visits to the school are recommended. Please contact the school to make arrangements on 01626 862444 or admin@dawlish-westcliff-primary.devon.sch.uk

How to apply

Simply click the Apply Now button above and complete your application by 9am on Monday 22nd April 2024. Interviews will be held during the week beginning 22nd April or 29th April TBC.

Visits to Westcliff Primary are recommended and can be arranged by contacting the school on (01626) 862444.

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 is required for this post.

Our Child Protection policy can be found on the school's website Safeguarding and Keeping Safe | Westcliff Church of England Primary School. All shortlisted applicants will be subject to an online search.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Westcliff Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
374 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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