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Year 2 Class Teacher and Reading Leader

Buckfastleigh Primary SchoolDevon

We want all children to:

• Feel they BELONG

• Be CURIOUS

• Be CREATIVE

• Feel EMPOWERED

…. and think about the SUSTAINABILITY of everything we do.


We are looking for a highly skilled Year 2 teacher with a passion for reading who can come in and continue our development of Read Write Inc Phonics while the current postholder is on maternity leave.  This role would be suitable for a secondment and interested teachers are encouraged to ring the school to speak to Eddie Brown, the Headteacher.  It is a fantastic opportunity to develop your subject leadership skills and make a positive contribution in improving outcomes for children and influencing school improvement.  You should have a great sense of humour and positive attitude to join our team at Buckfastleigh Primary School which is part of Westcountry School’s Trust.


At Buckfastleigh, we believe all children deserve to be…


“Safe, respected and ready to step out into the world.”  


Buckfastleigh Primary School is at the heart of the community on the edge of Dartmoor.  There are fantastic learning opportunities right on our doorstep and we are looking for a teacher who can unlock those.

The successful candidate will;

• Encourage a love of learning in their classroom.

• Be able to build great relationships with children.

• Be committed to achieving high standards across the school.

• Have high expectations for learning and behaviour 

• Have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work with staff, governors and parents.

We can offer you:

• The freedom to get on with what you do best – teach.

• A friendly professional team committed to achieving the very best for the children

• Excellent opportunities for continuing professional development through WeST

• Enthusiastic and supportive governors and parents

• Lovely children who deserve the best


Please email our administrator Kirsty Sparks if you would like to arrange a tour of the school with a member of the senior leadership team – admin@buckfastleigh.devon.sch.uk


If you believe you can demonstrate the dedication, skills and passion required, we look forward to receiving your application. Application form and job description are available to download from the school website.


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.


Applications close 12pm Monday 6th December 2021. 

Interviews to be held on Friday 10th December 2021.

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