Headteacher, Devon

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The New SchoolDevon

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This well respected, OFSTED outstanding pre-prep, located in beautiful grounds just outside Exeter, seeks a dynamic new headteacher to work closely with the proprietor and staff, ideally for September 2019.
Salary: undisclosed

The New School opened in 1992 is a small but highly respected co-educational pre-prep school with a strong familial atmosphere of around 55 pupils, aged three to seven, and is located three miles outside Exeter.  Pupils at year two mostly look to gain a place at the selective schools in Exeter, with the majority of pupils transferring to the highly successful Exeter School, with which there are excellent links.

The New School has achieved three outstanding OFSTED inspections (2007, 2011 and 2017) and has a reputation for providing an unrivalled education for the pre-prep aged child.  Located in an idyllic semi-rural setting and housed in a former Victorian chapel, the New School combines excellent teaching and countless opportunities for pupils to grow in confidence and discover their talents. The New School is committed to providing the very highest standard of teaching and pastoral care to ensure that every child is well looked after, happy and fulfilled.

The present Headmistress and Proprietor is looking to step aside from daily involvement and is seeking to appoint a dynamic Head Teacher to work closely with both herself, the Deputy Headmistress, staff and parents  in leading the school through the coming years.

The successful candidate will be an EYFS and/or KS1 specialist and have demonstrable experience of successful leadership and management. 

In return, we will offer the successful applicant: 

  • a competitive remuneration package 
  • a supportive working environment
  • happy, enthusiastic pupils who enjoy learning
  • a strong sense of family and community


For further information and an application pack, please contact the proprietor,  Michelle Taylor on 01392 496122 or email office@thenewschoolexeter.co.uk

Closing date: Apply by Friday March 22nd 2019


The New School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undergo appropriate Child Protection Screening, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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More about The New School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 7 years
Address: The New School, Exminster, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8AT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1392 496122