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Head of School at Lapford Community Primary School



Lapford Community Primary School, Devon

Head of School

Leadership Scale Point 6


Full time, permanent

Required from April 2022 or September 2022

Lapford Community Primary School is situated between the towns of Crediton and Barnstaple in North Devon. It is a small school and nursery for children aged 2-11 years, in a warm and friendly rural village with strong community links. Applications are invited for the post of Head of School with responsibility for the day-to-day leadership and management of the school.

We are looking for a visionary leader who inspires and motivates colleagues to provide outstanding teaching and learning. We have published a full candidate pack to support our recruitment which can be found on our website below.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a Head of School of a thriving and friendly school. We currently have 79 pupils on roll, with a planned admission number of 15 per year group and we are looking to appoint an experienced teacher and leader to guide the school forwards to the next phase of growth and success. The role includes a 0.6 class teacher commitment.

Lapford Community Primary School is proud to be part of the Chulmleigh Academy Trust and the successful candidate will join the Senior Leadership Team of the Academy. The new Head of School will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Heads of School at Chulmleigh Primary and East Worlington in sharing expertise in a supportive and dynamic way.

The successful candidate will share the values of the three primary schools of our Academy:

  • Inspire – to provide rich experiences to inspire and engage our learners
  • Engage - to make learning contextual to our rural schools and relevant to our children’s experiences
  • Succeed - to provide a safe environment to allow our children to take risks, make mistakes and develop resilience

Details of the application process are contained in the Candidate Pack available as an attachment below.

Completed application forms to be emailed to by 10 am on Friday 28th January 2022. We are hoping the successful candidate will be available for an Easter 2022 start, however we would consider a September start to secure the strongest and best candidate for the school.

This is an ideal opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their career further and gain experience in a management and leadership role. We look forward to receiving your application.

As employers, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and in that regard have appropriate policies and procedures.  All staff undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and interviews will include questions about safeguarding children

Closing date: 10 am Friday, 28th January 2022

Interview date: Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February 2022