Executive Headteacher

Stoke Hill Federation

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Salary group 4:  L21 to L27 (£69,031 to £79,167)

Start date: 1st September 2021

Closing date: Noon, Monday 8th March 2021

Interview dates: w/c 29th March 2021


The Stoke Hill Federation in Exeter is seeking an Executive Head Teacher to start in September 2021 following the retirement of our longstanding and much valued outgoing head teachers of our thriving Infant & Nursery and Junior Schools.


The Federation is taking the exciting opportunity that this presents to recruit an inspirational, highly talented Executive Head Teacher to build on the excellent work done by the current headteachers and to bring our schools and nursery school even closer together, whilst celebrating all that they individually have to offer.


The Stoke Hill Federation is unique and a special place to work.  We currently have 660 pupils who reflect the diverse culture of the local community.  Inclusivity is a key part of its ethos and the schools work hard to ensure that every child’s wellbeing and education are promoted.  The wellbeing of staff is integral to the Federation’s functioning and this is reflected in our high retention rates.


Although based in the city, the school benefits from being situated on a large area of land across two sites with the juniors on one site and the infants and nursery on the other.  It includes large playing fields, gardens for the foundation and nursery children, wooded areas and a wildlife garden. There is a significant emphasis in the curriculum placed on engaging with the natural world and the importance of this to wellbeing.


The Federation is committed to ensuring and promoting the education of every child in its community.   Through its values of “Inspire, Discover, Succeed” the Federation has developed a supportive, inclusive environment for all the children.  Any candidate must share, embrace and embody these values.


The successful person will care about the achievement and developments of every child in our school community, provide creative and innovative leadership to empower and inspire staff, promote a greater sense of ‘one school two sites’ and continue to develop a broad and rich curriculum.


In return we offer you an experienced, hardworking, dedicated and welcoming staff team who are committed to the schools’ further improvement; a school with a real sense of community, where everyone works together to achieve the best outcomes for children; excellent, inquisitive and happy pupils; and strong links with other local schools.


Exeter offers the opportunity for an outstanding quality of life.  A modern and thriving city, Exeter is only 25 minutes from the coast and within striking distance of Dartmoor.  The rich and vibrant countryside is within minutes of the Stoke Hill Federation itself.


If you would like to visit the schools before interview, please contact the schools directly and we will do our best to accommodate.


An application form can be requested by contacting Jennifer Ord at Babcock LDP on 01392 287221 or emailing