Primary Phase Leader

We seek to appoint a highly qualified, driven and successful Primary Teacher to join our Primary KS1 team. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding practitioner to make a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning across the primary phase of the academy. With responsibility for overseeing our EYFS provision and Key Stage 1, we are looking for someone who will strive to achieve great progress for all of our pupils, accountable for ensuring the very highest standards of achievement. This role offers an exciting prospect for a candidate to take full advantage of the unique opportunities that our all-through academy brings.

Role: Primary Phase Leader Salary: Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2b

Required: September 2019

Contract/Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Location: London Borough of Lewisham, London

Closing Date: Noon, Monday 25th March 2019

Are you an enthusiastic and creative individual? Do you have a real passion and desire to enthuse pupils with your own love of learning? If yes, then we would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here at St Matthew Academy, Lewisham, at this exciting time on our journey to outstanding.

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through school for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community. At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefiting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with our Catholic ethos, passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectation, well organised and able to support teaching. Candidates who have extremely high expectations for themselves, pupils and staff; engage pupils with their enthusiasm for learning and keen to take a full and active role in the life of the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

We Offer:

  • Fantastic pupils with enormous potential
  • Staff who are supportive towards each other and enjoy working collaboratively with one another
  • A personalised programme of professional development and coaching for teachers and support staff
  • Strong links with our outstanding partner schools, giving opportunities for unrivalled promotion, collaboration and CPD
  • A fully equipped gym and fitness suite that is well used and free for staff
  • Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, a Cycle-to-Work Scheme and Tech Scheme

We welcome visits to the Academy prior to application. To arrange, please contact Jo Chick, Acting Head of Primary, via

To apply please complete an application form and monitoring form, and return it to (CVs are not accepted).

Closing Date: Noon, Monday 25th March 2019