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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L31 - L37

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Demonstrate track-record of success in leading change and improvement in a comparable organisation
  • Track record of achievement in raising standards and outcomes and achieving excellence in secondary schools
  • Developing high quality leadership capacity and accountability
  • Successful promotion and implementation of innovation in teaching and learning
  • Using evidence-based information about effective learning and assessment for learning
  • Developing excellent relationships with young people and adults
  • Working successfully with governors, local community, external agencies and stakeholders
  • Successful use of target setting, data analysis and curriculum innovation to improve performance
  • Leading strategic resources, with an understanding of estates, finance, HR and ICT

What the school offers its staff

Eggbuckland Community College is an 11-18 non-selective college, and continues to be a popular choice with parents and carers and is significantly oversubscribed.

Eggbuckland is a suburb of Plymouth and lies approximately two miles to the North-East of the city. It is within easy access of the A38, and our staff commute from Cornwall, Dartmoor and the South Hams. Most students live in the Eggbuckland area. We are lucky to have 44 acres of land with enough space to comfortably fit an astroturf, two hard court areas, five football pitches and a rugby pitch. We are currently benefiting from an investment of £1.2 million to improve our fire safety and infrastructure.

Visitors to Eggbuckland Community College are always impressed with the outstanding atmosphere and positive learning climate they experience around the campus and how courteous and welcoming our students and staff are. Students take pride in their college and respond positively to the extremely high standards expected of them. All staff promote a can-do attitude among students, encouraging them to aspire to attain their highest academic and personal goals.

The atmosphere here is characterised by outstanding behaviour for learning and energetic, innovative teaching. Learning opportunities nurture creativity and enterprise. Our staff are dedicated to sustaining a college where excellent teaching enables students to develop their abilities to the full. High expectations and a sharp focus on learning and achieving are successfully combined with a pervading sense of care and support for individuals.

Further details about the role

The new Principal of Eggbuckland Community College will lead the school through its next phase of development and improvement. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity since the conditions for further improvement are securely established. The school benefits from a surplus budget position, KS4 outcomes are strengthening and attendance has improved.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record of success and school improvement in the secondary phase with significant experience of working at whole school level. The ideal candidate will have the interpersonal skills to build confidence and excellent relationships, and the drive and determination to secure successful outcomes for all students. If having read the job description and person specification, you believe you have the skills and attributes to successfully take on this exciting new role and make a real difference to the outcomes for our young people, then we warmly welcome your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

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 disclosure is required for this post.

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About Eggbuckland Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1022 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01752 779061

Eggbuckland Community College is the lead school in a cross-phase Multi-Academy Trust with Austin Farm Academy. Eggbuckland is a highly ambitious school with the very highest expectations of our staff, our students and our community. We aim to offer our students an education that not only prepares them for their next steps in life, but enables them to shine. Central to this is the recruitment of high-quality staff who share our values and vision.

Arranging a visit to Eggbuckland Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@westst.org.uk.

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