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  • Start date details

    Summer Term 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter. A September 2023 start will be possible, for the right applicant)

  • Closing date

    26 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 December 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

L8 – 13

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for someone who has;

  • A clear vision for the curriculum, knowing what is to be taught and how
  • Passion and drive, for the best provision for every pupil
  • Thoughtfulness in their leadership, open to learning
  • Supportive approach to their staff
  • Experience building productive relationships with school communities
  • A desire to work in a collaborative culture as part of a multi academy trust
  • An understanding of, and desire to be, a Church school leader

What the school offers its staff

Our School and Trust can offer;

  • A well-resourced school with a broad curriculum
  • Enthusiastic children, with dedicated and committed staff, open to learning and change
  • A welcoming community with an excellent range of established local partnerships
  • A supportive Trust community that will facilitate a focus on teaching and learning
  • Commitment to your professional learning, accompanied by regular coaching or supervision
  • A thorough induction programme specifically tailored to your needs and experience.

Further details about the role

St Sidwell’s is a single form entry Church of England Primary & Nursery School, in central Exeter. The school has a capacity of 210 pupils plus a Nursery. The school is inclusive and as such, welcomes children with a range of needs and from a variety of backgrounds. The staff working closely with each of the children, knowing them well to ensure they do their best to develop their learning. Through established and embedded values, St Sidwell’s has a clear learning approach.

For experienced leaders, the role presents a chance to engage in diversifying the current curriculum and extending the great practice in the school, to be even better, served by an established and supportive Trust. For anyone looking to relocate, this is a fantastic opportunity to lead a highly diverse school in a city centre location, with a fantastic Devon lifestyle, on the doorstep. We currently have leaders from elsewhere in our Trust, fulfilling this vacancy on a temporary basis. Applications are therefore encouraged so we can secure the right person, to lead the vision for the next part of the St Sidwell’s journey.

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 Sidwell's Church of England Primary School & Nursery

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
218 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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