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Connect Federation 

Countess Wear Community School is a member of Connect Federation and works in full partnership with Clyst Heath Nursery and Community Primary School. Whilst both schools are part of the Connect Federation, they remain as maintained schools and are still part of the Local Authority.


Connect Federation share an Executive Headteacher, Karen Hadley.


They also share a Governing Body which is currently chaired by Mrs Sue Keatt. The Teacher Governor for Countess Wear Community School is Mr Josh Denton.


The Head of School is Julie Gilbert, who leads on all operational and day to day business including Teaching and Learning. 

The Executive Business Manager is Kelly Hayward who is based at Countess Wear Community School.


Our vision for the Connect Federation

· Improve outcomes and raise standards for all pupils across both schools

· Provide high quality inclusive environments for rich learning to take place

· Develop teaching and learning through collaboration and trust, share expertise and participate in high quality professional development

· Secure excellent leadership capacity and succession through professional support and challenge

· Provide opportunities to enrich the lives of all children in our communities


We will achieve this by:

· Collaborating to moderate standards and assessment judgements

· Delivering high quality training through utilising shared funding

· Sharing resources, policies and ideas

· Engaging in School to School support, sharing best practice and expertise

· Participating in curriculum and learning events for children across the range

· Building strong relationships between staff at all stages of their career

· Being outward looking and collaborate with other partners beyond the Federation

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