Interested in working at St. Helen’s or The Tarka Federation?

We can offer you:

  • A welcoming school with children who are happy and willing to learn;
  • Enthusiastic and talented staff and governors, who work well as a team and are committed to achieving the best for all of our pupils;
  • Structured professional development opportunities;
  • A school which celebrates its Christian foundation and ethos, in a supportive and inclusive environment, graded as ‘outstanding’ in our latest Church School inspection (SIAMS);
  • The opportunity to work in a beautiful and well resourced school building, set in extensive grounds currently being developed to provide the best education for our children;
  • An exciting chance to join a school that is graded by Ofsted as ‘Good with outstanding features’;
  • The opportunity to work as part of a Teaching School Alliance with scope for collaborative working and leadership development.

Current Vacancies

Download “Tarka Federation School Assistant Headteacher L1 0.8 Post details and how to apply” Tarka-Federation-School-Assistant-Headteacher-L1-0.8-Post-details-and-how-to-apply.pdf – Downloaded 15 times – 476 KB

Download “Tarka Federation Assistant Headteacher Person Specification” Tarka-Federation-Assistant-Headteacher-Person-Specification.pdf – Downloaded 9 times – 273 KB

Download “Tarka Federation School Key Stage 2 Teacher 0.8 Post details and how to apply” Tarka-Federation-School-Key-Stage-2-Teacher-0.8-Post-details-and-how-to-apply.pdf – Downloaded 12 times – 476 KB

Download “The Clinton C. of-E. Primary School KS2 Class Teacher - Person Specification” The-Clinton-C-of-E-Primary-School-KS-2-Class-Teacher-Person-Specification.pdf – Downloaded 32 times – 266 KB

To apply for a position


Please read the guidance for applicants and download our electronic application form and email the completed form to


Download “DCC Application Form Support Staff” DCC-Application-from-Support-Staff2.docx – Downloaded 194 times – 80 KB

Download “Guidance for Applicants” Guidance-for-Applicants-July-2006.pdf – Downloaded 166 times – 40 KB

Download “Optional Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form” equal_opportunities_monitoring_recording.xlsx – Downloaded 33 times – 13 KB

Download “DCC Application Form for Teaching & Teaching Leadership Posts” Application-form-Teaching-1.docx – Downloaded 59 times – 72 KB

Safeguarding Children

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DB check is essential for all posts at St. Helen’s. Applicants for teaching posts should have QTS and demonstrable recent teaching experience in a state maintained school the UK.

Visiting St. Helen’s

You are very welcome to visit. If you would like to arrange a suitable time please contact the School Business Manager, Mrs. Rose Colpus-Fricker by telephoning 01237 475276.