17 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 June 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    23 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£68,400.00 - £79,112.00 Annually (Actual) L16-L22

Headteacher job summary

WeST is a tight-knit family of schools based around natural geographical proximity in the south west. Initially formed as a small multi-academy trust of only two schools in 2011, the Trust as we know it today was launched in 2017 and now comprises 26 schools, of which 7 are secondary and 19 primary. We are ambitious and hold high expectations for the children in our care. We strive consistently to perform in the top 20% nationally.

WeST holds a firm belief in giving each child every opportunity to learn and succeed in all that they do. Whilst we are a family of schools who share common values and beliefs, all our schools are unique and hold their own identity. We believe that by working collectively, sharing what works well and jointly developing best practice, we are stronger together and can provide the very best education for our children in our geographical area.

The Headteacher will have overall responsibility for the organisation, management and conduct of the school, providing leadership and assisting with the delivery of the WeST strategic direction to ensure the achievement of the highest possible standards of education. The role will require collaboration within and beyond Westcountry Schools Trust and a close working relationship with the Director of Education. The Headteacher will be accountable through our governance structure and to the Director of Education on behalf of Westcountry Schools Trust.

We would encourage visits to the school in support of research that will be facilitated by our Director of Education, who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. If you wish to discover more about this exciting opportunity, need any further information or you wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Carol Williams, Executive Assistant (School Improvement) as follows: cwilliams@westst.org.uk 01752 891754, Ext 3904

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Further details about the Trust can be found on our website (www.westst.org.uk) .

At WeST we are committed equality, diversity and inclusion, starting with ensuring that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for all.

Candidates are able to access support on the phone or via live chat when completing the online form in My New Term. We recognise however that this option will not be suitable for everyone and so upon request we can provide job information and application forms in alternative formats to ensure equal opportunities. For more information on these options, please contact HR@westst.org.uk

Applications should be submitted by 9am on Monday 13 May 2024.

The assessment process will take place on Friday 17 May 2024.

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 Stowford School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
447 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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