Headteacher Vacancy

Dear Applicant


Thank you for requesting details about the vacancy for Headteacher.   This is an exciting time to take over the leadership at The Ilfracombe Academy. The school is part of St Christopher’s (secondary) Multi Academy Trust; we are a Good school, have recently moved into a new building, and our relentless approach to improving outcomes for all students is coming into fruition.


As the prospective Headteacher of The Ilfracombe Academy you will be joining a school community which is orderly, purposeful, where the needs of all individuals are supported and where students are challenged to achieve their best.  We are committed to an active and varied programme of CPD for teaching and support staff. 


You will find staff at the school enthusiastic, supportive and committed to working in the school and its wider community.  As well as striving for academic excellence, we have a clear set of values and ethos which we expect students and staff to model and respect. 


The Ilfracombe Academy has a thriving Sixth Form which means that for most teaching staff there is the opportunity to teach at post 16 level.  We have an excellent track record with our post 16 students, with most of our upper sixth going on to university each year. 


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange an appointment to tour the school and see us during our working day.  You will meet a dedicated, welcoming team of staff working to create a warm, caring atmosphere in which all students can thrive and achieve. We are closed for the half term break w/c 21st October.


The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 4th November and we are interviewing on 2nd – 4th December 2019.   Applications are invited through our online application system.   If you have not heard from us a week after the application deadline, you will have unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.  Due to high numbers of applications, we are not able to provide individual feedback to applicants.


We look forward to receiving your completed application.  Please ensure you provide referees which cover the last 3 years.  Where referees are school based, we will request information from the Headteacher / Chair of Governors / Directors / Trust CEO (as appropriate) as well as from the referee provided.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Yours sincerely


Andrew Bailey

Chair of Local Governing Body/Vice-Chair Directors

The Ilfracombe Academy

Worth Road



EX34 9JB

Email: admin@ilfracombeacademy.org.uk

Phone: 01271 863427

Designated Safeguarding Officers: Mr Steve Rogers, Mrs Sharon Marshall, Mrs Sianna Clarke, Mr Rob Whitney

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