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Executive Headteacher - Whipton Barton Federation

Whipton Barton FederationDevon

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Whipton Barton Federation is located on the eastern outskirts of Exeter in Devon. A diverse county with two thriving cities, beautiful and varied coastlines along with two National parks there is something for everyone. 

The Federation is part of the Ted Wragg Trust, a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivering outstanding outcomes for every pupil, regardless of background. Our priority is to ensure that our children, regardless of social-economical background can learn, thrive and be successful. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our pupils.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, inspirational and innovative leader to join the Federation from September 2021.

At Whipton Barton Federation we have a strong sense of belonging and community and we are looking for a like-minded leader with a proven track record of school improvement.

47% of our children are in receipt of free school meals and we have a high number of pupils with a wide range of additional needs. There is never a dull day in our schools and that is why we need exceptional staff, committed to giving our children the very best start in life.

The successful candidate must be a motivated practitioner who can lead by example and inspire others, whilst providing challenge and rigour, driving the ambition for all of our pupils to succeed.

This role will be challenging, yet extremely rewarding and in return we can offer:

  • a competitive salary and generous relocation package
  • a strong network of senior leaders and Headteachers across our MAT and our TSA partners
  • centralised professional services to support you in your role
  • access to rich and diverse CPD opportunities and external coaching
  • access to a wide range of leadership progression
  • the opportunity to be inspired by our pupils and take a key role in our diverse school community
  • work in a location which will give you access to a vibrant city, National Parks and stunning coastlines.

If you share our ambitions and would like to have an informal conversation with our Chief Executive Officer, Moira Marder, please contact to arrange a mutually convenient time.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the Ted Wragg Trust website:

All applications should be made by completing the Trust application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role and should be submitted to

Please apply by midday on the closing date.

Closing date: 1st March

Interview dates: 16th & 17th March

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