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Chulmleigh is a Saxon hilltop market town in North Devon, near the Mid-Devon border and halfway between Barnstaple and Exeter. It lies near the banks of the Little River Dart, and is surrounded by rolling hills, woods and farmland. With Exmoor and the North Devon coast to its north, and Dartmoor and the city of Exeter to its south, Chulmleigh is an excellent base for exploring the county.
Chulmleigh Primary School, for ages 2-11 years not only serves the local town and the neighbouring village of Chawleigh, but is also the school of choice for families from a wider area.
Chulmleigh joined Chulmleigh Academy Trust and became a converter Academy in August 2011. We are proud to be part of the Chulmleigh Academy Trust, (along with East Worlington Primary School and Lapford Community Primary School) which provides a supportive network, sharing good practice with subject leads working across all three primary schools. This includes joint staff meetings and opportunities for continuous professional development for staff, as well as centralised support for: personnel; estates management; finance; health and safety; IT; governance; safeguarding and SEND. There is also a Trust-wide Deputy Primary Executive Headteacher and Trust Primary Administrator who work with the three Heads of School. School meals are prepared at the College site and delivered on a daily basis.
Chulmleigh Primary School currently has 222 pupils on roll, with 23% Pupil Premium. It is the largest school in the area but still has a strong family ethos, which is inclusive to all. As a school we encourage children to engage fully in their learning through exciting, well taught, innovative lessons and experiences. The staff consists of a team of excellent teachers and teaching assistants, plus a number of volunteers, all of whom take the education and well-being of the children very seriously.
In addition, we have teachers from other Academy schools bringing specialisms through their teaching within the Academy (such as visiting music and P.E. specialists), who contribute to the development and training of the staff.
Year 6 pupils are taught in our Year 6 Academy, which brings together the children from all the Trust primaries in a single centre of excellence in their final year of Key Stage 2. The pupils in the Year 6 Academy experience enhanced transition opportunities with Chulmleigh College; with specialist teaching and access to the College facilities.
Our pupils participate fully in all aspects of school life, including arranging community events; taking ownership of their learning and pushing themselves on to higher levels and helping each other enjoy and feel comfortable in their school life. We encourage them to be independent learners, taking responsibility for their learning in a motivated way. We believe that happy children learn best and take every opportunity possible to motivate and enthuse our pupils in their learning journey.
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As well as creating an environment in which our pupils thrive, we pride ourselves on supporting staff to achieve their highest potential, in warm and friendly environment.
If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed individuals - please send us your CV - telling us what sort of role you're looking for. We'll then know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs. Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.