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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L9 - L13

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an individual who will:

  • Support the development of a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Be a confident leader, with a unifying vision for these two schools
  • Develop highly inclusive practice that removes barriers to learning
  • Support staff to flourish in their roles
  • 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 both schools for the next stage of their journey.

We welcome applications from current Headteachers or individuals with other significant 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 will offer you:

  • Well resourced schools with a broad curriculum
  • Enthusiastic children with dedicated and committed staff
  • Inspired, motivated and independent learners
  • A welcoming community in both schools 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

Do you want to be the Headteacher of a wonderful junior and infant school, leading the transition for these schools to become a vibrant one-form entry primary school in the heart of Plympton? This opportunity has arisen as a result of the current Headteacher being promoted to lead a larger school in our Trust. Old Priory Junior and Plympton St Mary Infants serves established communities in Plympton and this is a unique opportunity to continue to shape the future journey of the schools as they amalgamate. The brilliant children in each school experience a secure curriculum and are motivated learners. 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 schools, who bring great expertise to their roles.

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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Multi-academy trust
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Primary Schools across Plymouth, Devon and Torquay

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