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Matford Brook Academy is a flagship school in the South West and beyond.

We opened to our inaugural cohorts of Year 7 in September 2023 and are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 and first cohorts for Nursery & Preschool, Reception and Year 1 in September 2024.

Our mission is to provide an excellent, all-through education which empowers children to believe they can, and should, change the world around them. We reflect this through our mantra: at Matford Brook Academy, we write our story. Our three values of scholarship, kindness and community are woven throughout the design of our school.

Matford Brook Academy will serve children and families from across existing Exeter and in the new housing developments in a brand new, purpose-built space with state-of-the-art facilities.

If you are excited about growing and shaping a new school and are aligned to our values of ambition, selflessness and collaboration, then we would love to hear from you. 

We are looking for passionate, dynamic, ambitious and inspirational teachers, leaders, administrators and caretakers to help us realise our mission and enable excellence. Specific roles are now live; we would invite you to take a look on our 'Vacancies' page, and sign up to our Recruitment Event on 24th January.

We reflect our mission and values in the deliberate design of Matford Brook Academy, including:

  • An unashamedly ambitious, knowledge rich curriculum that takes children beyond their known experience
  • A pre-planned, booklet based curriculum, supporting staff to focus on how they will enact their lessons
  • A relentless focus on the importance of school culture with a ‘warm-challenge’ approach, first names for all and disruption-free classrooms
  • A drive that 'Every Child Succeeds', empowering the participation of all pupils
  • An emphasis on our mission and Values in all we do
  • A consistent pedagogical approach in every classroom, enabled through coaching and deliberate practice
  • A commitment to oracy and public speaking and a passion for reading
  • A ‘Family Dining’ model where staff & pupils come together each lunchtime as a community, giving Appreciations to each other
  • A ‘cradle to career’ approach to school design, working collaboratively to provide a seamless pipeline of support for children and families
  • A focus on the importance of line management through our 'How Can I Help?' meetings and an investment in current and future leaders in every role
  • A longer school day (Primary: 8.30am-3.15pm; Secondary: 8.30am-4pm, Monday-Thursday)with a shorter day on Friday (8.30am-2pm) to invest in curriculum depth & breadth, as well as staff development

The greatest lever in achieving this is you - the team, working together, towards creating something exceptional. We are seeking aspirant leaders throughout the school, with a programme of personal and professional development to ensure you thrive and can bring the very best to Matford Brook Academy.

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