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Ochard Manor School Headteacher

Required for January 2022 or earlier. The Special Partnership Trust is looking to secure the leadership across the Trust and appoint a Headteacher at Orchard Manor School.  This is an exciting opportunity for a Headteacher to join a high achieving, aspirational Trust. 

The Trust is interested to hear from leaders who have experience of transformational leadership, or are currently leading educational, organisational change, or school improvement preferably with experience of working within a Multi-Academy Trust.  

  • Job Title: Headteacher, Orchard Manor School 
  • Location: South Devon
  • Salary: L25 (£76,141) - L31(£88,187)
  • Contract Type: Full Time 
  • Contract Term: Permanent 
  • Start Date: January 2022 
  • Apply by: 28 June 2021
  • Interview Date: 8th and 9th July 2021 
  • Open Days: Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd June 2021

The successful applicant should have a strong track record, strive for exceptional standards and aspirations and share Orchard Manor’s vision and values for providing high quality education and residential offer to all pupils. Candidates will need to be an articulate and strong communicator with proven strengths in engaging, inspiring and motivating staff at all levels, and working with local community.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute towards the broader ambitions and outstanding practice across the Trust. 

The new Headteacher will build on an excellent tradition, bringing fresh challenge and energy to lead the school forward in its next phase of development. Key to the success of the school has been a committed and talented team of staff who embrace change and continually challenge their own practice by looking for innovative ways for pupils to achieve their aspirations and play a meaningful role in the community. The new Headteacher must share this ‘can-do’ spirit and model it in their daily practice and leadership. 

You must be confident and positive and have the skills to build effective teams and also to be a team player. Above all, you will share the passion and belief that children and young people, their learning and developing their potential are at the heart of all decisions. 

The role provides an innovative, exciting opportunity to develop and maximise the potential of Orchard Manor School and an opportunity to work within and help shape the direction and future growth of a strong Multi Academy Trust.                        


Interviews will take place over two days 8th and 9th July with further short-listing taking place at the end of the first day. All applicants will be informed as to whether they have been shortlisted for interview by 5pm on 2nd July.

Visits to the School

Visits to the school are encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Abigail Norris at

Further Information

If you would like to discuss the role in confidence please call Guy Chappell, Director, on 07807495402, Ruth Zimmerman, Headteacher, Pencalenick School, 01872 520385, or Paul Donkerlsoot, Interim Head Orchard Manor School 07359042498.

If you require a paper copy of the application pack, or require further information, please contact Ali King, HR at

Supporting Documents

  • Candidate Brochure
  • Application Form
  • Headteacher Job Description and Person Specification
  • Organisation Chart
  • Privacy Notice
  • Equal Opportunities Form