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Job details
Employer Newtown Primary School
Location Devon
Salary Group 2 - £49,976 - £59,264 (L11 – L18)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Temporary
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

Newtown Primary School: a village school in the heart of Exeter

Are you someone who believes that all young people deserve the very best opportunities? Do you want to work in a friendly, inclusive and supportive community? Are you resilient, creative and innovative, and willing to set challenging goals?

Due to the retirement of our current Head, the Governors at Newtown are seeking to appoint for September 2017 an ambitious and inspiring leader as Acting Headteacher, for the academic year 2017 – 2018 in the first instance. This is an opportunity to build on Newtown Primary School’s many good features, steering it towards becoming an outstanding school.

Exeter has been voted one of the top cities to live in the UK and Newtown Primary School is situated in the very heart of the city. Our children are confident, well-behaved and friendly and we are proud of the enthusiasm and creativity they demonstrate and the many cooperative ways pupils and staff work together in this culturally diverse community.

We are looking for an Acting Headteacher, keen to make a difference and embrace change as we embark on new partnerships. You should enjoy working with children of all abilities and backgrounds, for some of whom English is not their first language, in mixed age and ability classes. You should be supportive of creative ways of working to achieve the very highest academic standards. You will need to be an innovative manager of the school’s resources in these times of challenging budgets. There will also be a teaching commitment of 0.2 per week.

If you feel you have the energy, the skills and the knowledge to lead us we look forward to receiving your application.

We warmly welcome informal visits. Please contact Hayley Back in the school office on 01392 255540 to make the arrangements for a tour of the school.

For an information pack and application form contact Babcock LDP on 01392 287296 or e-mail

Applicants seeking secondment must have the approval of their Governing Body before applying for this post.

Applications close at noon on Monday 8th May 2017
Interviews Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th May 2017

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The post requires an enhanced DBS check.

Devon County Council
Newtown Primary School
Clifton Road
Exeter, Devon
Telephone: 01392 255540

About the employer

Information about Newtown Primary School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 11 years

Locations and contacts

Clifton Road
United Kingdom
+44 1392 424661