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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L16 - L20

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you want to lead Plymouth’s newest school? The opportunity to lead St Matthew’s has arisen as a result of the current Headteacher being promoted to Regional Director within the Trust. St Matthew’s serves a new and growing community in Derriford and this is a unique opportunity to continue to shape the future journey of the school. The brilliant children at St Matthew’s experience a secure curriculum and exhibit good behaviour. Having the highest aspirations for all pupils in terms of progress, attainment and their wider outcomes will be essential. You would be well supported by an established Senior Leadership Team at the school, who bring great expertise to their roles.

We welcome applications from current Headteachers or individuals with other significant senior leadership experience, with a track record of improving provision and outcomes. St Christopher’s Trust will also support you every step of the way in the next stage of your leadership journey. As a Headteacher within St Christopher’s you will also have access to a suite of professional development opportunities and the chance to work collaboratively across our network of Headteachers.

We are looking for an individual who will:

  • Be a calm and clear leader that demonstrates relentless positivity
  • Courageously advocate for every member of the school community
  • Commit to developing a highly inclusive practice that removes barriers to learning
  • Further develop the curriculum to widen horizons and broaden perspectives
  • Hold a mindset that ‘we are stronger together’ and commit to working collaboratively
  • Be willing to support and develop our strong Christian ethos

What the school offers its staff

As a Trust we value the unique identity of each school and our leaders are empowered to development this and forge strong links with the community. As an experienced leader within the Trust you will have a collaborative mindset and seek to develop St Matthew’s as a beacon school amongst our schools in the Plymouth and West Devon area.

We will offer you:

  • A well resourced school with a broad curriculum
  • Enthusiastic children with dedicated and committed staff, open to learning and change
  • Inspired, motivated and independent learners
  • A welcoming school community with an excellent range of established local partnerships
  • A supportive Trust community that facilitates a focus on teaching and learning
  • The opportunity to join an employer with an ambitious people strategy that develops your leadership career, accompanied by a regular coaching or supervision offer
  • A thorough induction programme specifically tailored to your needs and experience
  • A range of staff benefits.

Further details about the role

For those interested in applying for the Headteacher role, a tour of St Matthew’s will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 14:30pm and 17:00pm

Wednesday 21st February 2024 at 17:00pm

To book your place please email hr@stcmat.org

Please submit your application via our Face-Ed application portal


The details of this vacancy and a link to Face-Ed application portal can be found on our website:


If you have any issues applying for this role please contact HR via hr@stcmat.org

Applications need to be completed by 9am on Wednesday 21st February 2024. Interviews will be held on Monday 4th March and Tuesday 5th March 2024.

Please note it is our process to apply for references for shortlisted applicants and to complete online searches in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, for all shortlisted applicants. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

Please visit the below website for our Trust policies and our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:


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About St Matthew's Church of England Primary and Nursery Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
477 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Email address
Phone number
01752 337912

Arranging a visit to St Matthew's Church of England Primary and Nursery Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@stcmat.org.

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