Academy/TeamRegional Team
Working hoursFull time
SalaryLeadership Main Scale
Starting date01/09/2020
Closing date04/02/2020 12:00 am


We are looking for an experienced, inspirational and ambitious Headteacher to lead an academy within our Region. You will play a key role in providing highly efficient, highly effective leadership and management of the academy, and we require the successful candidate to commence employment in September 2020.

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Leadership Main Scale

Start Date: September 2020

The South West region provides education in an age range of 3-11. E-ACT places children and their wellbeing at the heart of its work. We are on a journey of improvement – attendance is improving, the proportion of pupils making expected and greater than expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics is improving and we have seen significant improvement in our learning culture and the quality of behaviour. Our recent OFSTED Inspections rated us ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ in all areas.

We are looking for:

  • An enthusiastic, inspiring leader who understands curriculum, teaching and learning and can lead school improvement
  • A leader with a clear vision and astute educational philosophy who is continually learning
  • A leader who can create a positive learning culture within the academy
  • A leader with an ability to meet, model and lead high expectations and challenge
  • A thinking leader who can improve provision and outcomes for groups of students, particularly the disadvantaged and the more able.

For a full description of the role see the job description and job specification.

We will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with other primary and secondary academies in the South West region of E-ACT in addition to the support from other academies in this large, quickly improving MAT.
  • The support of a highly capable educational and operational regional team
  • Extensive CPD opportunities
  • The ability to concentrate on leading school improvement leaving the regional team to pick up time-consuming operational work.

What we value : Our values are our anchor point and underpin all we do.


For themselves and for the world around them by thinking beyond the four walls of their academy, and having the belief that anything they aspire to achieve is possible through hard work.


In all that they do by carefully thinking through their decisions, even when it means doing something that’s hard or takes a lot of time.


By supporting one another, and knowing that by working together great things can be achieved.

If you feel you would thrive within this role, then we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please download and complete our application form, declaration form and equal opportunities form and send completed documents to

Please also forward all queries regarding this vacancy to

Advert Closing Date: Tuesday 4th February 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Safeguarding Statement:

All E-ACT academies, the Ambassadors and Headteachers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, and undergo appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. 

Part of the E-ACT family

We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 18,000 pupils and 2,300 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.

E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 29 academies across the length and breadth of England.

Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy, and extend to people and their communities across the country.

We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve.

In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector-leading work-life balance arrangements.

See our annual report here

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.