This job expired on 21 September 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024 or later by negotiation

  • Closing date

    21 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you ready for the next step in your leadership journey?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and effective school leader to join Crofty MAT as Headteacher of Porthleven School. For applicants with the right skills and experience this role could also include an opportunity to take on a Trust wide School Improvement responsibility.

Crofty Multi Academy Trust has very recently grown to 16 schools, and Porthleven is one of those recently joining. Crofty schools are all primary phase and are based in and around the three towns of Camborne, Helston and Redruth in West Cornwall, running from the north to the south coasts. Located in a most beautiful area of the country our schools also face all the challenges you would expect from a rural county such as deprivation and excess numbers of second homes.

Crofty MAT is a values led organisation with schools that have a strong shared purpose; to provide our children with the best possible start in life, to unlock possibilities and so to enable them to make choices about their future. Our key strategy to achieve this is that by “working as one” we have created a culture of shared responsibility for all of our children in all of our schools. The Staff and Trustees are absolutely committed to this purpose and all of our resources are focused on achieving that result.

What the school offers its staff

School Vision Statement:

Aspire for excellence through making learning irresistible.

Situated in a prominent and elevated position with panoramic views out to sea, Porthleven Primary School plays an active part in the life of this bustling harbour town and has strong links with community groups.

As a school, the staff at Porthleven are determined to ensure that each child reaches their potential, whether they join in the nursery or at any other time in their primary school career. They strive to achieve this by building on children’s successes, ensuring that they are happy and feel supported.

Staff aim to make learning irresistible by offering an attractive environment and a broad rich curriculum that is supported by a variety of after school and extra-curricular activities. Many of the extra-curricular activities are offered by visiting coaches and enthusiastic volunteers and we believe that all pupils should have equal access to these activities.

Porthleven currently has 34 members of staff and 198 children on roll. The school has 20.2% children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and 17.2% are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM).

The staff at Porthleven believe that however good a school may be, there are always areas of the school that can be improved, and, to this end, we are constantly reviewing all aspects of school life. We welcome any involvement from friends, parents, and others to help us to provide the very best for the children in our care.

Further details about the role

Professional Development and Benefits

Learning is a Crofty core value and so takes a pivotal and central part in all we do. Our systems for appraisal and professional development ensure that every staff member receives professional development, tailored to their individual circumstances and requirements. We do this because we know that the only way to improve outcomes for our children and young people is to improve how we teach. So, we reward staff whose commitment ensures everyone’s teaching keeps getting better.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package including access to a virtual GP, electric car scheme, health and wellbeing support and many other benefits. Learn more aboutour benefits by visiting https://croftymat.org/work-for-crofty/

Whether you are an experienced Headteacher or looking to progress to Headship, this role could be for you. If this will be your first Headship role, we will give you all the support you need to succeed including individual mentoring from an established Headteacher. For experienced school leaders, we can provide you with clear development pathways to trust wide leadership and the opportunity to improve outcomes for children across the whole trust.

This post is an exciting opportunity within a successful and growing trust of schools.

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 Porthleven School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
215 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01209 311135

Arranging a visit to Porthleven School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email human.resources@croftymat.org.

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