Stuart Road Primary Academy

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking an exceptional Teacher to join the school as soon as possible.

Post:                           Teacher

Start Date:                  As Soon as Possible

Location:                    Stuart Road Primary Academy, Palmerston Street, Plymouth, PL1 5LL

Salary Range:            MPS, SCP1-5, £25,712 rising to a maximum of £33,763, per annum

Hours/Contract:         Full-time (1.0 FTE), Permanent Contract

The Role: Stuart Road Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and committed teacher to join our team.  We are looking for candidates who have a passion and desire to accelerate the progress and raise the achievement of all our children.

The Person: As an outstanding teacher, you’ll be able to demonstrate that your teaching has directly impacted on outcomes for pupils. You’ll also be extremely well organised, have excellent subject knowledge, and be an excellent communicator.

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

• Successful teaching career

• Recent successful experience teaching in primary education

• Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of the safeguarding children agenda and its application

• Experience of curriculum planning.

• Experience of assessment of children’s learning for a variety of purposes

• Evidence of encouraging and sustaining the active involvement of parents

• Use of assessment for learning strategies

• Recent personal and professional development.

• Experience of working pro-actively within a staff team

• Good communication skills with all members of the school community

• Have up to date knowledge of current educational issues

School Background:  Stuart Road Primary Academy have a dedicated, supportive team which promote the development and well-being of everyone in our school community.  We have friendly and enthusiastic children who are actively involved in shaping the development of our school.  With a caring and friendly atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued.  We offer the chance to be imaginative, take risks in learning and be innovative whilst raising attainment


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 Sharon Mackenzie, Office Manager on 01752 567688 or email at admin@srps.plymouth.sch.uk for further information.


Job Description: Teacher Job Description & Person Specification


To Apply:  Please send a completed application form (below) to recruitment@reachsouth.org 


Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 8 November 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 in the week commencing 9 November 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.

Telephone: 01752 987060


Email: info@reachsouth.org

Reach South Academy Trust

c/o UTC Plymouth

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Reach South Academy Trust is an exempt charity in England and Wales. Company number: 10151730