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Primary School Headteacher Vacancy, Plymouth, Devon

Primary School in Plymouth, Devon

Primary School Headteacher Vacancy, Plymouth, Devon


Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 16 to Lead Practitioners range 22, £59,528 to £68,851


Job summary

Headteacher – Elburton Primary School Academy – NOR 427 + pre-school Salary range 16-22

The post of headteacher at Elburton has become available as the current headteacher has been promoted to the post of CEO of Horizon MAT from September 2020.


Elburton School is a founder member of the Horizon Multi Academy Trust and has been an academy since 2012. Elburton School is situated in Plymstock on the edge of Plymouth.

The school has a very strong reputation in the area and is proud of the attainment and achievement of its pupils.


We are seeking an inspirational Headteacher capable of delivering educational excellence and continuing the clear direction the school is currently on.

The successful individual will lead by example, with a focus on supporting and developing the team from nursery to year 6.


We are seeking a new Headteacher who:

• Puts the needs of the children first, making them excited about their learning and develops their individual talents to the full

• Is an approachable, forward thinking, enthusiastic, communicative and inspirational leader with a track record of improving outcomes for children

• Is committed to delivering excellent standards of teaching and learning through a broad, balanced and creative curriculum

• Has high expectations of themselves and others, both extending and challenging everyone within the school community

• In partnership with Horizon Multi Academy Trust and the Local Governing Board drive and shape the vision of the school, leading us our exciting journey


Elburton Primary School, Haye Road South, Elburton, Plymouth PL9 8HJ

Further details including application form are available on our website: www.horizonmat.com/vacancies


Closing date: 14th September 2020, 12 noon

Interviews: W/C 21st September 2020

Start Date: 1st January 2021


Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Completed application forms to be returned to: office@horizonmat.com FAO: Anna Pearce

More on how to apply


Supporting documents

Elburton Head Advert June 2020.pdf  0.42 MB

Elburton Headteacher Specifications June 2020.pdf  0.59 MB

Information about the post June 2020.pdf  0.43 MB




School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 475 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Elburton Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office                at          horizonmat           .com



About Elburton Primary School

Elburton School is situated in Plymstock on the eastern edge of Plymouth. Elburton is in easy reach of the city, Dartmoor, beaches and the A38. The school was opened in 1968 with 8 classrooms.

Today we have 14 classes and continue to be oversubscribed and there are waiting lists for most year groups.

The school became an academy in 2012 and was a founder of the Horizon Multi Academy Trust. This post has become available as the headteacher has been promoted to the CEO of the Trust.

The staff at the school are very dedicated to achieving the best for all pupils. There is great team work and co-operation and the successful applicant will need to demonstrate a commitment to a similar philosophy. Elburton School is proud of its welcoming inclusive ethos in which every member of the community is equally valued for their contribution.

The new headteacher will be continuing the schools journey towards excellence. They will need to have a clearly articulated vision for the education that encompasses a strong collaborative attitude with all stakeholders.

Read more at https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/jobs/headteacher-elburton-primary-school-plymouth-devon#school-overview

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