Headteacher – All Saints CE Primary School, Axminster, Devon

Full time, permanent

Salary L6 – 8 (£46,457 – 48,808pa)

If you are a visible, supportive, and approachable teaching professional who is genuinely interested in building community and willing to get stuck in to make a difference, make the move to All Saints Primary School as Headteacher.

All Saints Primary School is part of the St Christopher’s Trust – a family of 17 Church and Community Schools spanning three local authorities and providing a network of collaboration at many levels. Situated on the outskirts of a thriving village a mile from Axminster, we are a lovely school that aims to create a happy and caring Christian atmosphere where everyone feels secure and confident. As well as 105 delightful pupils that are eager to learn, you will find a welcoming staff team that’s committed to ensuring an engaging, lively and challenging curriculum for all.

A great opportunity for an aspirational leader who is looking for a new headship role, you will be joining a school that’s previously been under executive leadership and is currently on a journey of improvement. That means you will have real scope to influence current practice, develop a clear vision for the curriculum and establish the school within the local community. Providing the dynamic and professional leadership it takes to ensure every pupil receives a high quality, principled education will be key. And, when it comes to inspiring, challenging, motivating, and empowering all members of the school community so that they can help carry the vision for the school forward, again, we will count on you.

To apply, you will need to be a passionate practitioner who is not afraid of doing what’s being asked of others and has a clear vision for the curriculum. Someone who already has some experience in a school leadership position, you are willing to share your knowledge of current teaching affairs with others and happy to embrace our school values. You are also as comfortable greeting parents each day as you are collaborating with Trust colleagues in order to create wonderful places of learning. Last but not least, you’re committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of pupils and protecting and enhancing the Anglican ethos, working with the Church and guided by Christian values.

As well as a competitive salary and attractive benefits package, the Trust provides a rich programme of CPD that supports leaders, teachers, governors, support staff and business managers at their various stages of leadership development.

Please return completed applications to:

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 13th May 2020

 All Saints Primary School is part of St Christopher’s Multi Academy Trust. We are committed to safeguarding children in our care and any successful candidate is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, relevant pre-employment checks and Disqualification.

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All Saint’s CE Primary Academy

Teacher – Full time, permanent position

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 13th May 2020

MPS 1 – 6 (UPS considered for the right candidate)

Looking for a fresh challenge? Want to be part of an ambitious school with a supportive team in an idyllic location? If this sounds like you, make the move to All Saints Axminster. We are seeking a new staff member for Key Stage 1 (mixed Year 1/2 class) who will join our forward-looking team and make a significant contribution to every aspect of our life at our school.

All Saint’s CE Primary is a well-regarded village school on the outskirts of Axminster. It is set in an idyllic location with a recently extended building and wonderfully spacious school grounds. Many pupils travel to our school because of the high expectations and that our values of courage, truthfulness, trust, friendship, thankfulness, and humility underpin all that we do. The Academy is part of the St Christopher’s Trust – a family of 17 Church and Community Schools spanning three local authorities and providing a rich network of collaboration.

You will be dedicated to raising standards and removing barriers to learning for pupils, in a school that has 114 children on roll who are happy and motivated to learn. You will be experienced and skilful in challenging each pupil whatever their starting point but in particular higher attaining children, using your strong pedagogical practice and philosophy that underpins your approaches to teaching. You will be used to working in positive and proactive ways and collaborating with others to drive high expectations supporting the overall school improvement.

In joining All Saints, you will be part of a friendly and welcoming staff team and a supportive community and have the opportunity to develop your teaching and leadership skills in an environment that has a strong focus on CPD whatever career stage you are at. As a Church of England school, you will be happy to support the Anglican ethos through our school values.

When completing an application please ensure you address all aspects of the person specification and list any additional subject strengths.

Completed applications should be sent to Hannah Hopson, Office Manager at by 9am Wednesday 13th May 2020. Interviews will be held prior to May half term.

In lieu of being able to complete a normal school visit, if you would like to have a discussion with the Acting Headteacher prior to your application please contact the school via email at to arrange a suitable time.

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.

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