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Headteacher, St Michael’s CofE Primary School, Exeter

Salary/Grade L14-18

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 14th September 2022

Interview Date 22nd and 23rd September 2022

Job Start Date January 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter)


St Michael’s CofE Primary academy is a larger than average primary school, located in Heavitree, Exeter with a 2 form entry and 420 pupils. The school has enjoyed an excellent reputation for serving the local community for over 140 years. The school is inclusive and as such, welcomes children with a range of needs and from a variety of backgrounds. This leads to a dynamic learning environment, catering for diverse cohorts whilst ensuring high standards. There is a strong team culture with staff working closely with each other for the benefit of all the children. Through established and embedded values, St Michael’s children are not only excellent learners, they are also first-class citizens, helping to make the world a better place for all.


For experienced senior 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.


We are looking for someone who has;

· Passion and drive, able to communicate to inspire pupils, staff and the community alike

· A vision for curriculum

· Experience of leading or developing SEND provision

· The ability to forge excellence relationships with the parents and wider community

· 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


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.

For more information, please visit the Trust website: St Christopher's Multi Academy Trust.


We encourage you to arrange a discussion about the role with Sean Millar, Director of School Improvement, by emailing

Applications to:


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 check is required for all successful candidates. Candidates are encouraged to read our Safeguarding policy before applying


Further details can be found on the St Christopher's Academy Trust website


We use Exeter Supply Partnership (ESP) for our supply cover needs, a supply service set up by schools for schools. You may be interested in contacting ESP regarding working in local Primary schools in the Exeter area. ESP are a unique not-for-profit organisation who work hard to meet the needs of schools and the supply team and put them at the centre of their service. They provide CPD opportunities for their teachers and teaching assistants as well as routes into permanent contracts with no additional fees for schools. You can find out more about ESP and apply by visiting their website 


School Motto

‘Enriching Lives Every Day’

Mission Statement

For in Him you have been enriched in every way, with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. – 1 Corinthians 1-5 is the basis of our Christian Values of: Excellence; Nurture; Respect; Integrity; Compassion; Hope (ENRICH)

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