Assistant Head Teacher / Mathematics Co-Ordinator

Stoke Damerel Primary Academy


Reach South Academy Trust is seeking an exceptional Assistant Head Teacher / Mathematics Co-Ordinator to join the school in January 2021.

Post:                           Assistant Head Teacher / Mathematics Co-Ordinator

Start Date:                  1 January 2021

Location:                    Stoke Damerel Primary Academy, Collingwood Road, Plymouth, PL1 5PA

Salary Range:            Leadership Scale, SCP 2-6, £42,092 rising to a maximum of £46,455, per annum

Hours/Contract:         Full-time, Permanent Contract: 32.5 hours per week

The Role: We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated, inspirational and successful school leader who can work with the Leadership Team to bring our vision for high quality education for all Stoke Damerel Primary Academy children to life. Responsibilities include:

  • Phase leader of Lower or Upper Key Stage 2

  • Leading the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning across the school as outlined in the School Improvement Plan for the year

  • Raising standards of attainment and progress of pupils in the phase and across the school

  • Supporting and advising teachers and support staff in the phase in the delivery of a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to pupils

  • Establishing and maintaining effective liaison with staff and  parents across the phase

The Person: We are looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:

  • Demonstrate leadership and management ability

  • Be an exemplary and creative classroom practitioner who can make learning and teaching effective and fun

  • Be an excellent teacher of mathematics who can act as a lead teacher in the subject

  • Have very good subject knowledge of mathematics throughout the primary phase

  • Have an understanding of the strategies for developing the mathematics skills base of pupils and staff

  • Have the vision, drive and energy to build on our achievements

  • Possess the ability to communicate a strong vision of success to pupils, parents and the wider community

School Background:  We are a friendly two form entry primary school, based near the city centre, catering for children age 4-11yrs. We provide exciting experiences and opportunities for all of our children throughout the school. Our vision is to be an outstanding school, delivering excellent results. We want to achieve this in harmony with all the other exciting things that our pupils, parents, teachers and support staff presently love about this school.


Trust Background:  Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.

We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy.  We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.


Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.  

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within and beyond their school to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence, and are committed to providing the highest standards of teaching for all children. If that is you then we would be delighted to receive your application. 

Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Tina Boon, Office Manager on 01752 567686 or email at  for further information.


Job Description and Person Specification: Assistant Head Teacher Job Description & Person Specification


To Apply:  Please send a completed application form (below) to 


Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 15 October 2020 at midnight. The Trust reserves the right to close the job vacancy on receipt of sufficient applications without notification.  It is therefore vital that should you wish to apply for this post that you submit your application as soon as possible.


Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21 October 2020.


Opportunities and Benefits: We offer a competitive salary plus TPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.


We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.



Application Form

Prospective Applicant Letter

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.  Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.