Head of Primary Phase, London Borough of Lewisham, London

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St Matthew AcademyLondon Borough of Lewisham, London
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 18 - 24
Contract term: Permanent

We seek to appoint a highly qualified, driven and successful Head of Primary to lead our Primary team working closely alongside our Deputy Headteacher. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader and outstanding practitioner to make a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning across the primary phase of the academy. St Matthew Academy is a vibrant, multi-cultural school and for someone who wants to make a real difference to the lives of children and be a leader who wants to create something new, exciting, and aspirational, this would be the perfect challenge. The role also offers an exciting prospect for a candidate to take full advantage of the unique opportunities that our all-through academy brings. 

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through school for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community.  At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefitting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with our Catholic ethos, passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectation, well organised and able to support teaching. Candidates who have extremely high expectations for themselves, pupils and staff; engage pupils with their enthusiasm for learning and keen to take a full and active role in the life of the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

We Offer:


  • Fantastic pupils with enormous potential
  • Staff who are supportive towards each other and enjoy working collaboratively with one another
  • A personalised programme of professional development and coaching for teachers and support staff
  • Strong links with our outstanding partner schools, giving opportunities for unrivalled promotion, collaboration and CPD
  • A fully equipped gym and fitness suite that is well used and free for staff
  • Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, a Cycle-to-Work Scheme and Tech Scheme

We welcome visits to the Academy prior to application or alternatively an opportunity to talk informally with the Headteacher. To arrange, please contact Leah Minto, PA to the Headteacher, via  LMI@stmatthewacademy.co.uk   . 

To apply please complete an application form and monitoring form, and return it to HR@stmatthewacademy.co.uk (CVs are not accepted).

Closing Date: Noon, Wednesday 20th March 2019

You can also visit http://www.stmatthewacademy.co.uk/ for more information.



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Address: St. Joseph's Vale, Blackheath, London, SE3 0XX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8853 6250