Appointment for New Headteacher

The Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual with vision, energy and inspirational leadership to the position of Headteacher at Coombe Dean School.

Recruitment Pack for Headteacher Coombe Dean School

The Westcountry Schools Trust is a tight knit family of schools based around natural geographical proximity in the South West.  Formed in 2017, the WeST family currently consists of 22 schools, of which 7 are secondary and 15 primary.

WeST holds a firm belief in giving each child every opportunity to learn and succeed in all that they do.  Whilst we are a family of schools who share common values and beliefs, all our schools are unique and hold their own identity.  We believe that by working collectively, sharing what works well and jointly developing best practice, we are stronger together and can provide the very best education for our children in our geographical area.

The new Headteacher of Coombe Dean School will lead the school through its next phase of development and improvement. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity since the conditions for further improvement are securely established. The school benefits from a surplus budget position, KS4 outcomes are positive and have strengthened, attendance has improved and governance is skilled and secure.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record of success and school improvement with significant experience of working at whole school level. The ideal candidate will have the interpersonal skills to build confidence and excellent relationships and the drive and determination to secure successful outcomes for all students.

If having read the job description and person specification, you believe you have the skills and attributes to successfully take on this exciting new role and make a real difference to the outcomes for our young people, then we warmly welcome your application.

WEST Headteachers Application Form

The closing date is 9am on Monday 24th February 2020

Interviews will take place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March 2020

Informal conversations are welcomed.  If you would like to discuss the post in confidence with the CEO of WeST, please call Beth Alford, PA to the WeST Executive Team, on 01752891754 Ext 1442 or email at  to arrange a convenient time.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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