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The First Federation Trust

About The First Federation Trust

Welcome from the CEO

First Federation Trust is a well established Multi-Academy Trust of 16 primary schools based in Devon. We grew out of a federation of six primary schools and have grown to a family of 16. Our 16 school family benefits greatly from working collaboratively, sharing our collective experience, and providing support and inspiration to one another.


Each school is supported by our Central Team colleagues, whose wide range of skills and expertise in addition to Education, include Finance, HR, Marketing, Governance and Legal. The team offers a range of services to each school in our family, ensuring they can focus on their core task of teaching and learning.


We seek to enhance the provision at all our schools, whilst enabling them to maintain their individual identities and the freedom to shape and deliver a curriculum that reflects their school’s values and the aspirations of the children they serve.


You can find out more about the schools in our Trust here.


Why work for us

First Federation Trust’s strengths lie in its partnership culture – one of working in collaboration, both within our schools, and outside our Trust with other educational colleagues and settings, to bring about the most positive outcomes for all our pupils.


Whatever role or level, the Trust is committed to supporting staff in their professional development and offer a wide range of benefits, which include:

  • Professional and career development pathways, coaching and mentoring.
  • Fast-track process to explore new opportunities across the Trust family of schools.
  • Teacher or Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Access to a free, 24-hour, employee assistance programme.
  • Tax-free cycle-to-work scheme.


If you would like to find out more about us, take a look at our website or follow us on Twitter. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch - you can contact us by email at the address below or telephone: (01626) 821316.

Members of The First Federation Trust

Current Trust Vacancies

Aveton Gifford Primary - Teaching Assistant 32.5hpw fixed term

Aveton Gifford CofE Primary School

A Teaching Assistant is required ASAP to support children with SEND at Aveton Gifford Primary School, near Kingsbridge.

  Aveton Gifford, Kingsbridge, Devon
  Fixed Term | Part-Time
  £13,220.00 - £14,310.00 Annually (Actual)

Westcliff Primary Academy - Teaching Assistant - fixed term for 1 year initially

Westcliff Primary Academy

Teaching Assistant required at Westcliff Primary Academy in Dawlish. 27.92 hours per week over 38 weeks per year.

  Dawlish, Devon
  Fixed Term | Part-Time
  £11,433.00 - £11,661.00 Annually (Actual)

School Improvement Officer

The First Federation Trust

School Improvement Officer - A rare opportunity for an experienced and talented school leader to join our school improvement team. (Part-time applications will be considered)

  Newton Abbot, Devon, Devon
  Permanent | Full-Time
  £61,166.00 - £67,364.00 Annually (FTE)
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