Headteacher, Devon

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Ashburton Primary SchoolDevon

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £49,199 - £57,077
Contract term: Permanent

Following the retirement of our current headteacher, we are seeking to appoint a school leader who can maintain and build upon the excellent leadership of this thriving school. Ashburton is a welcoming and happy school with an ethos of aspiration and achievement.  The school provides a wide, exciting curriculum and through creative teaching, pupils are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential with success being recognised and celebrated in all its forms.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an effective track record in senior leadership and be committed to providing the best outcomes for all of our children. We are looking for a school leader who has the skills to motivate and enthuse: our dedicated staff team, our supportive parents and community and our confident and hardworking children.

Ashburton Primary School is a member of the South Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust and the successful candidate will join a collegiate and motivated team of school leaders and be expected to participate fully in the wider activities of the Trust.

Sitting within Dartmoor National Park and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Ashburton is a town steeped in history.  We have a thriving, diverse and welcoming community with strong links to the school. The school is conveniently located just off the A38 providing excellent transport links to Exeter and Plymouth.

Application Procedure:  

We warmly welcome visits to the school and ask that you contact one of our administrators, Nicola Dixon or Carol Lucas, to arrange a convenient time. 01364 652343 or admin@ashburton-primary.devon.sch.uk. We will be able to respond to enquiries over the half term break.

A recruitment information pack and application form are also available on the school website (News/vacancies).

Please complete the Trust’s application form and return this electronically to the email above, or by post. In compliance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines CVs or applications in other formats will not be accepted.

Closing date: Midday Friday 9th March 

Invitation to Interview:  16th March 

Selection and Interviews: Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March

This post requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check , medical screening, confirmation of the right to work in the UK, receipt of at least two satisfactory references and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Whistley Hill, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7DW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1364 652343