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Dear Applicant,


Thank you for your interest in the post of Head Teacher at Ford Primary School; an inner city school in the heart of Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. The governors believe that this is an exciting opportunity and that the successful applicant will be joining a happy and welcoming community that looks forward to the future. Our school has a strong, caring ethos which works for the benefit of all our children and families. Pupils enjoy coming to school, feel safe and receive high quality teaching and learning.

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint a Head teacher who will build on current good practice and also bring fresh ideas to continue our drive forward.  As the school is at the heart of the local community, the new head teacher will maintain and extend links beyond the school while leading and developing our experienced and dedicated team of staff.  Ford Primary School is soon to join Horizon Multi Academy Trust and the new head teacher will be expected to continue to build the excellent relationships that we currently have with the other schools in the trust. 

The following information is available on this webpage:

  • Application form
  • Person specification
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Information about Horizon Multi-Academy Trust

In addition to the completed application form please provide a letter in support of your application, of no more than three sides of A4, particularly focusing on the essential criteria of the person specification. Your on-line application form and accompanying letter should be returned to  t.templeton@ford.plymouth.sch.uk and marked for the attention of Philippa Davies, Chair of Governors.


Informal visits prior to application are encouraged so please do come and visit us, you will be made to feel very welcome by all the staff and children. Please contact Tanya Templeton, school administrator, by telephone or e-mail to arrange a mutually convenient time: t.templeton@ford.plymouth.sch.uk  /  01752 567661.


The key dates to note are:

Deadline for receipt of applications:  Monday 29th January 2018 at 12noon.

Short listing: Monday 5th February 2018

Interviews: Thursday 1st March & Friday 2nd March


Further details about the interview days will be provided to short listed candidates in due course.

I would like to thank you again for your interest in the post and I look forward to receiving your application.


Yours faithfully,


Philippa Davey


Chair of Governors