Deadline is today

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Group 2 scale range L11 – 17 (£54,091-£62,570)

Job summary

With the forthcoming retirement of our Headteacher in April 2022, the Governing Body seeks to appoint a dedicated, inspirational leader who can motivate, engage and inspire pupils, parents, staff and the wider community through their passion for creative teaching, presence and personality.

Who we are looking for:
• An inspirational leader who can model excellence in teaching and learning and drive school improvement.
• A strategic, forward-looking leader who is able to cultivate effective partnerships with local schools, stakeholders and agencies to ensure long term sustainability.
• A leader who enjoys teaching and being with the children in class and a Headteacher who enjoys their role within both the immediate school and wider community.
• A leader who will embrace and embed our ethos to develop inspiration, understanding, value, and responsibility and what these mean to our vision for the school.
• A leader who can sustain and nurture the excellent teamwork that is characteristic of the whole school community.
• A leader who will build on the exciting work already undertaken to develop our curriculum and will invest in and empower the staff.

In return we offer you:
• An exciting opportunity to become Headteacher in our highly regarded and popular primary school in a beautiful part of Cornwall.
• Friendly, energetic and enthusiastic children with a positive attitude.
• A lovely, happy school at the heart of our vibrant and truly Cornish village, supported by an active Parent Teacher Association.
• A passionate, caring and dedicated team of ‘child-centred’ staff, committed to inclusion, with high aspirations for all the children in their care.
• An experienced, engaged and effective governing body that will invest in the wellbeing and professional career development of the successful candidate.
• An attractive and well-maintained school environment with excellent resources and enviable outdoor provision and location.

The school was judged to be ‘GOOD’ in all areas during its most recent OFSTED inspection in May 2017 with the report stating, ‘Pupils’ behaviour in and around school is exemplary. The school’s environment is calm and purposeful.’

Stithians Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to pre-employment checks which include applying for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Visits to school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Ms Catherine Cullen, Chair of Governors via to arrange a time that is mutually convenient.

Applications are welcome from experienced Headteachers and other senior leaders with the appropriate experience ready to take the next step in their career.

Further details about the post including the job description and person specification and how to apply are available in the Recruitment Pack.
Completed application forms should be returned to

Required for April or September 2022

Applying for the job

Please complete the application form, safeguarding form and equal opportunities form by submitting them to by midnight on Friday 28 January 2022.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
182 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01209 860547

About Stithians Community Primary School

Stithians is a happy school where the pupils and staff enjoy learning. The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum, allowing children to shine in many areas. The school provides the children with a comprehensive range of extra-curricular activities to cater for both sports, arts and ICT.
As a school we celebrate successes using the weekly newsletter and assemblies. The children are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning and develop personal resilience

Arranging a visit to Stithians Community Primary School

Prior to applying, you may wish to discuss the position informally or arrange an informal visit to the School. Please email

School location

Church Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 7DH

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