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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 January 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L16 - L22

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our current headteacher was instrumental in establishing the school in 2016 and has led the school from initially a single class to a thriving school of 226 pupils. The school continues to grow and the building has capacity for 420 pupils. The headteacher has provided exceptional leadership over the past 7 years and will retire from headship at the end of this academic year, therefore we are looking for someone who:

  • shares our vision and commitment for a collaborative, inclusive learning experience for all pupils,
  • demonstrates outstanding leadership and teambuilding skills,
  • builds confidence, fosters potential, inspires and celebrates achievement in both staff and pupils,
  • have creative flair and vision to maximise the resources of the school,
  • continue to promote the highest level of pastoral care for the whole school community,
  • promotes our values-based Education so children take responsibility for themselves, their actions, are respectful and develop resilience,
  • can continue to develop the school, including our emerging outdoor learning spaces,
  • can support and foster the existing caring culture amongst all staff

We will support and encourage headteacher continuing professional development through leadership networks and expertise from our partners.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This role requires a DBS disclosure. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online checks.

We would love to hear from you and show you our school. For an information pack and to arrange an informal visit please contact Hannah Smith, School Administrator on 01626 563888 or email hsmith@kingsteigntonschool.org.

What the school offers its staff

Our school is new, the children moved into it in 2019. Our impressive facilities are too many to mention, but include the following; • Bright and good-sized classrooms • Large School hall • Large playground and school field • An outdoor area ready and waiting for development into an Outdoor learning site • Our own school minibus • A thriving before and after school provision ‘Buds’.

Commitment to safeguarding

All applicants must read our child protection and safeguarding policy

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About Kingsteignton School

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
201 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01626 563888

Kingsteignton School is a new free school which opened its doors in September 2016 The new build school is state of the art with a very high specification, particularly in terms of technology and is situated on the outskirts of Kingsteignton. The school, at present, has 226 pupils. Kingsteignton School is a Stand alone academy in a thriving and growing town in South Devon. We were rated “good” by Ofsted in May 2019. Kingsteignton School is a ‘dementia – friendly’ school and, as part of this, we are very keen to develop healthy lifestyles for all our children and staff including growing and cooking our own home-grown food and embracing regular and varied exercise to keep physically and also mentally fit. As part of our dementia friendly ethos we are also very keen to embrace the use of the outdoor environment in as many areas of the curriculum as is possible. Applicants are welcome to visit the school to get a taste of our friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Please telephone Hannah Smith 01626 563888 to make an appointment as outlined in the job advertisement.

Arranging a visit to Kingsteignton School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hsmith@kingsteigntonschool.org.

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