Head of School, Paignton

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Roselands Primary SchoolPaignton

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11 (£52,642) – L16 (£59,527)
Contract term: Permanent

The Trustees, the Governing Body, staff and pupils at Roselands Primary School are seeking to appoint a Head of School to work closely with the existing leadership team and Trust leadership, to promote high quality teaching and learning within a co-operative learning environment.

Our current Head is moving on to a new role so we are looking for a Head of School with clear vision and high standards to take us on the next step of our journey. Our enthusiastic and talented staff are committed to providing the best possible learning outcomes for every pupil in our care.

Roselands Primary School is situated on the outskirts of Paignton, in modern, good quality buildings with large grounds and great views over the countryside to the Torbay coastline. Behaviour in our school is excellent and our children, who are happy and enthusiastic learners, relish the challenge that each new day brings.

As part of Riviera Education Trust, our dedicated and professional staff benefit from high quality CPD, enhanced by our Trust’s teaching school, the ‘Torbay Teaching School Alliance’. We enjoy close links with many other local primary schools, and we believe that collaboration is at the heart of our continued future success.

We are looking to appoint a candidate who:

  • has high expectations and is aspirational for each child to reach their potential by supporting the provision of rich and varied opportunities
  • is innovative, inspirational and able to motivate our staff and children ensuring they feel valued and supported
  • can continue to build on our strong relationships with parents, local schools and the wider community
  • can drive forward existing strategies and shape the future direction of the school
  • has proven leadership, interpersonal and management skills.


We seek a leader with vision who will embrace and build on our Trust’s ethos and values. As part of this role you will be committed to raising standards, have a commitment to inclusive teaching and learning, work with our professional and dedicated staff, our hardworking children and supportive parents. You will take an active role both in and out of the classroom, and will look beyond the boundaries of our school to forge new opportunities for our pupils.

Above all, we are looking for someone who will love and nurture our wonderful school.

If this is you, we look forward to meeting you and receiving your application. Opportunities to visit the school are available on the morning of 12th November, and the afternoon of 18th November. Please contact Kay Cottee at Roselands School on 01803 525375 to book a place. For an informal discussion with the CEO, Stewart Biddles, please contact Wendy Vreony at Oldway Primary School on 01803 697634 to schedule an appointment.

Further details regarding Roselands Primary School and the Riviera Education Trust can be found on the School and Trust website https://www.roselandsprimary.org.uk/ and https://www.rivieratrust.co.uk/

Completed applications should be sent to:
HR Department
Riviera Education Trust
Oldway Primary School,
Higher Polsham Road
Paignton, TQ3 2SY
Email address: applications@oldwayschool.co.uk

Please note, in line with our Safer Recruitment policy, references will be requested after shortlisting as part of the selection process.

Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd November 2019
Interviews will take place on 9th and 10th December 2019

Inspiring the individuals of today, for a better society tomorrow

Riviera Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. As this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. 



More about Roselands Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Lynmouth Avenue, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7RQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1803 525375
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