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KS2 Classroom Teacher

Shiphay Learning Academy is looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher who is passionate about engaging learners and supporting them to achieve their best. We are looking to appoint a Key Stage 2 Classroom Teacher for September 2020 or sooner if the successful candidate is available.

An inclusive school with high expectations of what our pupils can achieve, Shiphay is an Outstanding Primary Academy and was invited to become one of the first converter academies in April 2010. Since September 2018 we have also been a member of the Riviera Education Trust (RET), working alongside Roselands Primary School and Oldway Primary School.  We are a forward thinking, highly regarded, supportive and positive school which values innovation and creativity.  In addition to our partnership with the Riviera Education Trust, we are also a leading technology school and have been awarded Apple Regional Training Centre status.

We are looking for a teacher who:


  • Is extremely motivated, enthusiastic and creative in their approach to teaching and learning
  • Is committed to delivering the highest quality teaching and learning and ensuring the best possible     outcomes for every child
  • Has high expectations of themselves and the children they work with
  • Is able to create a high-quality, stimulating, interactive and creative learning environment
  • Is able to work effectively within our hard-working, talented and friendly school
  • Is enthusiastic about the opportunity to work in partnership with team colleagues to plan high quality lessons across the curriculum
  • Is reflective and committed to developing their own practice
  • Is committed to developing the whole child and has the skills and interests that allow them to offer extra-curricular opportunities for pupils


We can offer you:


  • Happy, enthusiastic, creative children and colleagues
  • A welcoming, supportive and inclusive school ethos
  • A hard-working, positive team who are dedicated to improving the lives of children and ensuring every child achieves their full potential
  • A commitment to high quality continued professional development
  • Practice informed by evidence based research CPD for all our staff
  • An opportunity to be part of a collaborative Multi Academy Trust and work alongside a range of outstanding teachers, practitioners and professionals
  • Opportunities to develop your career within our Trust


Visits to the academy are recommended and welcomed.  There will be opportunities to visit the school on:  
Friday 6th March at 3:30pm
Tuesday 10th March at 9:15am

Please contact the academy on 01803 613556 to join one of the planned tours.

The week of the 16th March we plan to visit the shortlisted candidates, to see first-hand teaching in their own classes (where this is possible)
Deadline for applications is:  Monday 16th March @ 12pm  
Interview date:  Week of the 23rd March - TBC  
Start date:  ASAP


The application form can be downloaded below and completed applications should be sent to:

HR Department,
Riviera Education Trust, 
Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton, TQ3 2SY
Email address:


Please note, in line with our Safer Recruitment policy, references will be requested after shortlisting as part of the selection process.


Riviera Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils. As this post meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.  


Riviera Education Trust, Oldway Primary School, Higher Polsham Road, Paignton TQ3 2SY (Registered Office)
A charitable company limited by guarantee, Company registration number 09751294 (England & Wales)