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Leadership Vacancies


Individual Salary Range within L11 to L24 
Permanent contract
Start date: Summer Term 2024 (or September 2024)
Closing date: 3rd December 2023
Interviews: 13th December 2023

Kernow Learning is an innovative primary Academy Trust in Cornwall with 21 schools throughout the county.  Our family of schools work closely together in a collaborative way to share, learn from and support each other for the benefit of all.  The Trust runs the Kernow English Hub providing outreach support to schools across the region, Additionally Kernow Learning is a lead partner in the OneCornwall Teaching School Hub Partnership, operating the Teaching School Hub for the Cornwall West and Isles of Scilly Region.

We are seeking an inspirational Headteacher with experience of primary school headship and school improvement at senior level.  The candidate will have considerable knowledge and practical experience of leading school improvement and securing strong outcomes for pupils.  Experience of school-to-school support work would be advantageous.  The ideal candidate will be able to form highly effective relationships with staff, pupils, families, governors and the wider school community. 

Charlestown Primary School is a 2-form entry primary school located in St Austell, on the edge of Charlestown village and very close to the beautiful beach of Carlyon Bay.

The salary will be subject to negotiation within the Group 2 range appropriate to the post holder’s experience and skills.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • An exciting opportunity to lead a school in which you can really make a difference, with friendly children, dedicated staff and supportive colleagues
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the world
  • A real commitment to wellbeing including access to 24/7 wellbeing services and employee assistance programme
  • The support of our shared services team.

If you would like the opportunity to be a part of Kernow Learning and Charlestown Primary School, then we would love to hear from you.  In the first instance, please phone the CEO’s PA (Gaynor Shepherd), to arrange a conversation with the CEO, on 01637 303106.  

Kernow Learning is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and follows the Safer Recruitment process; the successful applicant will be expected to share this commitment and will be subject to checks including an enhanced DBS, prohibition and S128 and online (social media) check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

Kernow Learning is not a sponsoring organisation for overseas candidates.  Therefore, the successful applicant must already possess the right to work in the UK or be able to secure the right to work in the UK independently.




For any support with your application, please email us here or call us on 01637 303106