Sherwell Valley Primary School, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6ES

This job expired on 27 June 2022

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



L21 – L27 (£69,031 - £79,958) depending on level of prior experience

Headteacher job summary

The Governing Board of Sherwell Valley Primary School is looking to appoint an inspiring Headteacher who will strive to improve the life chances of the many children we educate and care for.

Our Governors, staff and children are passionate about our school and we are excited to be able to offer an exceptional leadership opportunity that will focus on making our good school outstanding.

For you, this is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the development of one of the largest primary schools in Torbay. Sherwell Valley is a financially stable primary school, based in the thriving coastal town of Torquay in the county of Devon. It is a vibrant school where enthusiastic, happy and well-behaved children enjoy learning, and talented, experienced and hardworking teachers love to teach them. We are a proud school with a strong belief that staff flourish and children learn best when they are nurtured and supported in being the most confident that they can be.

We are looking for an individual who possesses the vision, drive and experience to lead our school community in a positive, passionate and dynamic way as we seek to deliver outstanding outcomes for all of our children and strive to provide an excellent and inclusive education to every child in our care.

We believe in the potential of every child, and aim to make excellent provision for children’s academic, social and all-round wellbeing.
We wish to appoint someone who will not only be able to build on the progress we have already made, but also bring new ideas to benefit our close school community. They will share our determination to create a safe, happy and inspiring learning environment based around our vision and core values.

Our new Headteacher will:

• be an experienced strong, effective and credible leader with exceptional communication skills
• demonstrate a deep understanding of best practice in teaching and learning
• play a leading role in curriculum evaluation and implementation
• have experience of creating and leading successful initiatives to raise expectations and outcomes across a school
• expertly manage, coach and mentor key staff to support the quality of teaching and learning, provision, pastoral care, pupil outcomes and intervention
• inspire and motivate a large team, sharing a passion for best practice

Our new Headteacher will be joining us at a time where we are looking towards creating an even brighter future for the fabulous children in our care. We aim to recruit our new Headteacher so that they can start in January 2023, or sooner.

Salary: L21 – L27 (£69,031 - £79,958) depending on level of prior experience
Closing date for applications: 27th June 2022.
(Applicants will be notified of shortlisting for interview by 4th July 2022.)
Interviews will be held over two days on: 11th and 12th July 2022.

We encourage visits in order that you can see our school in action. Visits can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01803 613296 or by emailing recruitment@svps1.com

Maria Beer and Kelly Bremridge
Co-Chairs of Governors

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About Sherwell Valley Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
700 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number
01803 613296

Sherwell Valley is a very large and vibrant place where children enjoy learning and teachers love to teach them. We are a happy school that prides itself on providing outstanding learning opportunities for all of our children. We believe strongly that children learn best when they are nurtured and supported in being the most confident that they can be.

Arranging a visit to Sherwell Valley Primary School

Please contact the school office or email:-
TEL: 01803 613296
Email: recruitment@svps1.com

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