St Leonard's (CofE) Primary School (VC), Exeter, Devon


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £62,426 to £72,306

Job summary

If you are a thoughtful leader with lots of creativity and flair, a clear vision of the curriculum and a real desire to create value for pupils in a unique, warm and welcoming school, make the move to St Leonard's CofE Primary School as Headteacher.

St Leonard's CofE Primary School is part of the St Christopher’s Trust - a family of 17 Church and Community Schools spanning three local authorities and providing a rich network of collaboration. A thriving church school on the centre of the attractive cathedral city of Exeter, it has been extended a number of times to accommodate the growth and continued success of the school and its community.

A great opportunity to bring leadership to a large school (630 pupils) that’s been through lots of change, you’ll have the support of a dedicated team that all want the best for our staff and children and a safe environment for everyone to thrive. Indeed, the school is like a family where everyone works together and learns from each other. Teachers are passionate and enthusiastic about their subjects. As Headteacher, you won’t just be the figurehead either, you’ll be able to focus on various aspects of school life; staff wellbeing - how expectations are communicated and how realistic they are, behaviour management systems, and provision and support for SEND. Are you ready for the challenge?

To apply, you’ll need proven relevant experience, a flair for assimilating information, openness to learning, great listening skills and a real desire to aspire. You’ll also need a firm but fair approach, with the depth, resilience and confidence to take the lead in an environment where children are encouraged to explore ideas, learn together and challenge themselves. Comfortable being part of a vibrant mixed community where parents know what they want, you will share our Christian ethos that embraces pupils’ views.

Essential educational requirements

NPQH or equivalent
Enhanced DBS

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher with Qualified Teacher status
Evidence of continuing professional development relating to school leadership and curriculum development

Essential skills and experience

Headship experience with a proven track record
An understanding of, and commitment to, promoting and safeguarding the welfare of pupils
A commitment to protect and enhance the Anglican ethos, working with the church and guided by Christian values

Employee benefits

As well as a competitive salary and attractive benefits package, the Trust provides a rich programme of CPD that supports leaders, teachers, governors and support staff at their various stages of leadership development. Exeter is an attractive city to locate to, with a long, proud heritage and many local attractions all within walking distance of each other.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy, Church of England
Education phase Primary
School size 591 pupils enrolled
Age range 5 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website St Leonard's (CofE) Primary School (VC) website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@stcmat.org

School location

St Leonard's Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4NQ