20 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    10 February 2022 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    10 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
L15 - L22

Job summary

Following the planned retirement of our well respected Headteacher, the governing body, and school community are offering an exciting opportunity to lead our village school. Plymouth is Britain’s Ocean City and we have Dartmoor National Park on our doorstep.
Mary Dean’s C of E Primary School and Nursery is rated as a Good school, with a strong Christian ethos, which is ambitious for further development in the future.

Our next Headteacher must be: -

• A good communicator who nurtures a culture of high expectation and well-being and has a commitment to maintain and develop the distinctive Christian character of the school
• A proficient teacher, as well as a leader
• Supportive of developing and managing our Local Authority school. Able to develop links with a range of other schools and organisations
• Visible and lead by example – when necessary, rolling up sleeves and getting fully involved

We will offer you: -

• A Good school with aspiration to further develop
• A school with a village feel with extensive outside space and opportunities to grow
• Long serving staff who are passionate and dedicated
• A strong and pro-active governing body
• Supportive parents
• An active and hard-working PTFA
• A supportive village and church community
• Happy thriving children with well-managed behaviour

Mary Dean’s C of E Primary School and Nursery is committed to equal opportunities. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

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 check is required for all successful candidates. All candidates must also read our Safeguarding policy before applying.

A school family, learning for life in all its fullness

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
341 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01752 773521

About Mary Dean's CofE Primary School

Important Dates
Closing date: Thursday 10 February 2022 at 10.00am
Shortlisting: Tuesday 15 February
Interviews: Monday 28 February 2022 and Tuesday 1 March 2022

Arranging a visit to Mary Dean's CofE Primary School

We would be delighted to show you our lovely school. Please ring 01752 773521 to make an appointment.

School location

Mary Dean Avenue, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4LS

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