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We will shortly be recruiting innovative, inspiring staff who are excited to build Matford Brook Academy and write our story together.

We would love to hear from anyone interested in upcoming roles. Please click the link below to find out more about our CV drop and keep checking back for recruitment announcements.



In the meantime, you can see some of our fantastic staff across the Ted Wragg Trust below and on our Staff Testimonials page.

  • Elena Copland

    PFI and SLT Administrator

  • Alex Druce

    Curriculum Leader – Marine Academy Primary

  • Chloe Fox

    Associated Senior leader

Elena Copland

PFI and SLT Administrator

I joined West Exe School in September 2019 as The Business Support Team Apprentice. Within the 18-month course, I gained experience in all aspects of business support (e.g. absence, finance, exams, reception etc) alongside completing a level 3 qualification with Exeter College. This gave me the opportunity to upskill myself in the different roles within business support and evaluate my personal strengths to understand which areas I enjoyed and would potentially like to look further into after the course.

Once the course was completed in March 2021, I applied for a permanent position at West Exe and was successfully appointed as PFI and SLT Administrator. I now support the Headteacher and other Senior Leaders administratively as well as oversee PFI for the school. Additionally, the school encourages professional development and I have taken part in a leadership development program to gain knowledge and skills focussing on being a future leader.

West Exe is a fantastic school and you are supported to progress personally as well as professionally.

The culture and kind environment at West Exe make me proud to be a part of this warm community.

Alex Druce

Curriculum Leader – Marine Academy Primary

I have had the privilege of teaching at Marine Academy Primary for 6 years, which has enabled me to fulfil a fundamental role in shaping the futures of our young people and supporting them to have ambitious life aspirations. The opportunity to develop and innovate a high-quality curriculum that is providing students across the Trust with the knowledge and skills critical for success has been incredibly rewarding, with children firmly placed at the centre of everything that has been implemented. In addition, the Ted Wragg Trust empowers progressive career development and I believe that the opportunities I have been offered to facilitate my personal growth in recent years have been transformational. It is in my nature to refrain from standing still and the support that I have received from colleagues has continually challenged me to strive for an even higher quality of education for all of our young people

Chloe Fox

Associated Senior leader

My teaching career path isn't the most conventional, I have a Computer Science degree and did a Master’s Degree in Education. As a Graduatate I worked for Intel and Accenture Woking on projects taking me to California, Russia and China, but there really is no place like Devon.  My skills from these 'City' jobs have opened up many roles alongside the teaching, All having a positive impact on the lives of the children in our schools.

My Associated Senior Leader role has had me, project managing website redevelopments, implemented time saving IT efficiencies, systems and processes, making  promotional videos and hosted the BBC on many occasions, to name a few. All while keeping teaching close to my heart. Within the Trust I was given the opportunity to be part of South West Teacher Training as their Assistant Lead. This brings me such purpose, as every year we deliver 40+ Highly skilled and resilient Early Career Teachers into the profession.  Day to day I lead on the Enterprise and Marketing department and I've been well-supported enough by the leadership and wider staff to have some of the best results in the region.

I love West Exes and the Ted Wragg Trust, they help me work flexibly and part time while supporting my challenge with being dyslexi. While every day taking and Grow my wealth of experience by giving me project and roles to thrive on. Living and working in this amazing city of Exeter also allowed me to fulfil my green values, as I ride my bike every day to school and make the school gate pick up twice a week to collect my children.  There really is no greater place to work.