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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Pay Scale L14 - L18

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you want to lead a wonderful two form entry primary in a leafy suburb of Exeter? The opportunity to lead St Michael’s has arisen as a result of the current Headteacher retiring. St Michael’s serves an established community in Exeter and this is a unique opportunity to continue to shape the future journey of the school. The brilliant children at St Michael’s experience a secure curriculum and are well behaved learners. Having the highest aspirations for all pupils in terms of progress, attainment and their wider outcomes will be essential. You would be well supported by an established Senior Leadership Team at the school, who bring great expertise to their roles.

As a Trust we value the unique identity of each school and our leaders are empowered to development this and forge strong links with the community. As an experienced leader within the Trust you will have a collaborative mindset and seek to develop St Michael’s for the next stage of its journey.

We welcome applications from current Headteachers or individuals with other significant senior leadership experience and a track record of improving provision and outcomes. St Christopher’s Trust will also support you every step of the way in the next stage of your leadership journey. As a Headteacher joining our team, you will also have access to a suite of professional development opportunities and the chance to work collaboratively across our network of Headteachers.

We are looking for an individual who will:

  • Be a passionate leader, able to positively juggle the demands of a thriving school community
  • Further develop the curriculum to inspire all learners
  • Develop highly inclusive practice that removes barriers to learning
  • Work through other leaders to impact on staff at all levels
  • Be willing to support and develop our strong Christian ethos

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:

  • A well resourced school with a broad curriculum
  • Enthusiastic children with dedicated and committed staff
  • Inspired, motivated and independent learners
  • A welcoming school community with an excellent range of established local partnerships
  • A supportive Trust community that facilitates a focus on teaching and learning
  • The opportunity to join an employer with an ambitious people strategy that develops your leadership career, accompanied by a regular coaching or supervision offer
  • A thorough induction programme specifically tailored to your needs and experience
  • A range of staff benefits.

Further details about the role

For those interested in applying for the Headteacher role, a tour of St Michael’s will take place on the dates in the candidate information pack.

To book your place please email hr@stcmat.org

Please submit your application via our Face-Ed application portal


The details of this vacancy and a link to Face-Ed application portal can be found on our website:


If you have any issues applying for this role please contact HR via hr@stcmat.org

Applications need to be completed by 9am on Tuesday 16th April. Interviews will be held on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April

Please note it is our process to apply for references for shortlisted applicants and to complete online searches in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, for all shortlisted applicants. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

Please visit the below website for our Trust policies and our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy:


Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Michael's Church of England Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
414 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Email address

Arranging a visit to St Michael's Church of England Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@stcmat.org.

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