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Executive Headteacher

Stogumber CofE Primary SchoolSomerset



Crowcombe TA4 4AA & Stogumber TA4 3TQ

Our school requires an Executive Headteacher for January 2022

Daniel, aged 8 says “Crowcombe and Stogumber Schools welcome people with open arms”

Salary:  L7 – 12 on the Leadership pay scale which will be determined according to the skills and experience of the successful candidate.  For an exceptional and very experienced candidate, a higher salary can be negotiated.

Contract type: Full-time/Permanent                             

NOR: 94

Crowcombe & Stogumber Church of England federated Primary Schools are situated at the foot of the Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding beauty, deep in rural Somerset.  Our school community is based on a foundation of compassion, co-operation, investigation and creativity.  We are driven by high standards and an enthusiastic love of learning, within a positive Christian ethos.

We share an Executive Headteacher, a Governing Body and a PTA. This enables us to offer extended opportunities to our children with a wider range of activities and staff expertise.  We have our own mini-bus which is used on a daily basis to provide free transport between the schools.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 from both schools are educated at Stogumber, and all children in Years 3,4, 5 & 6 are taught at Crowcombe.  We have small classes and a high ratio of adults to children which enables pupils of all abilities to learn to their full potential.

The Board of Governors is seeking to appoint an inspirational leader, committed to raising standards and pupil attainment, whilst maintaining our nurturing, family-friendly environment in which children feel happy and safe, grow in confidence and find their individual strengths.

We can offer you:

  • a chance to lead a successful Federation of two small primary schools in a picturesque rural area.
  • a hard-working, highly skilled and enthusiastic staff team, who are supportive of each other, and committed to their own professional development.
  • schools in which children are eager to learn, have positive attitudes and are proud of their schools.
  • an inclusive and nurturing environment in which each unique child is cherished.
  • a rich and varied curriculum and extensive enrichment activities.
  • a warm and close relationship with our village churches.
  • high quality professional development.

We are looking for a leader who:

  • is passionate about teaching and learning and giving children the best possible school experience.
  • is committed to a curriculum which is creative and innovative, relevant to the needs of all pupils.
  • values every child and ensures that all children achieve their best.
  • is an inspirational and strategic leader with a proven track-record for developing teams and working collaboratively with others to raise standards and aspirations for all children.
  • understands what makes for high quality teaching and learning and is an inspirational classroom practitioner.
  • is committed to and understands the ethos and values of the school.
  • is an excellent communicator, able to develop relationships with children, staff, parents and the wider community.
  • can manage the schools’ budgets and resources with discernment and wisdom.

To download an application pack and apply online visit:   

Completed application forms to be returned to 

Do come and visit us – we would love to show you around our schools. Please contact Mrs Alexis Tisshaw, Clerk to Governors, on 01984 656311 from 10th May 2021 to arrange a visit to the schools.

Closing date for applications: Midday on Monday 7th June 2021

Interviews: Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June 2021


Crowcombe and Stogumber Primary Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are made using safer recruitment.    A full DBS check will be required for the successful candidate.



Crowcombe TA4 4AA & Stogumber TA4 3TQ

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