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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Headteacher at Yealmpton Primary School

Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual with vision, energy and inspirational leadership to the position of Headteacher at Yealmpton Primary School.

WeST is a tight-knit family of schools based around natural geographical proximity in the south west. Initially formed as a small multi-academy trust of only two schools in 2011, the Trust as we know it today was launched in 2017 and now comprises 27 schools, of which 8 are secondary and 19 primary. We are ambitious and hold high expectations for the children in our care. We strive consistently to perform in the top 20% nationally. 

The Headteacher will have overall responsibility for the organisation, management and conduct of the school, providing leadership and assisting with the delivery of the WeST strategic direction to ensure the achievement of the highest possible standards of education at Yealmpton Primary School. The role will require collaboration within and beyond Westcountry Schools Trust and a close working relationship with the Hub Leader and Director of Education. The Headteacher will be accountable to the Governing Board and to the Director of Education on behalf of Westcountry Schools Trust.

The duties outlined in this job description are in addition to those covered by the latest School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. This job description is based on the National Standards for Headteachers together with the particular requirements for managing Yealmpton Primary School as part of Westcountry Schools Trust. Please send completed application forms to 

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. 

The closing date is midday on 20 May 2022.

Interviews will be held on 26 May 2022.