Senior Leadership Team & Heads of School

Mrs Nicky Stenner

Head of School - Exford | Designated Safeguarding Lead
Additional Roles:

Nicky Stenner is a fervent advocate for the children of Exmoor and the Moorland Federation. Nicky's teaching journey began in 2007, and she has been bringing rich learning experiences to students at various local schools ever since. Her trajectory led her to Exford, where she initially joined as Senior Teacher in 2019 and subsequently embraced the role of Head of School (HoS) in 2022.

Academic Qualifications and Career Highlights:

  • Degrees and Certifications: Nicky's academic credentials are notable, holding a BA (Hons) in Education and English, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), and the postgraduate National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (NASENCo).
  • Broad Teaching Experience: With extensive teaching experience from various local schools, Nicky brings a diverse teaching background to her role at Exford.
  • Leadership at Exford: Her leadership journey includes her current role as Head of School at Exford since 2022, following her previous position as Senior Teacher.

Nicky's passion is to bring the best opportunities to the children of Exmoor and the Moorland Federation. She takes immense pride in her work, and her dedication shines through in everything she does.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Nicky plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and well-being of all students under her care.
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator (SENDCo): Her expertise in special education needs ensures inclusive education for all students.
  • Senior Mental Health Lead: Nicky's commitment to mental health underscores her approach to holistic education, ensuring all students have the emotional support they need.
  • Curriculum Champion for RE across the Federation: Leading the Religious Education curriculum across the Federation, Nicky ensures a well-rounded and inclusive approach to faith and spirituality in education.
  • PFSA Team Management: As the line manager for the Parent and Family Support Advisor (PFSA) team, she ensures families receive the additional support and guidance they need.

Beyond her school duties, Nicky is kept on her toes assisting on the family farm and taking care of a lively collection of animals. Her tireless dedication, both personally and professionally, makes Nicky Stenner a much-valued member of the Moorland Federation team.

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Our team of educators and specialist staff leading the way

Our Senior Leadership Team

Our team of Leader creating and inclusive and diverse workforce dedicated to delivering excellence

Mrs Naomi Philp
Executive Headteacher for the Moorland Federation | Designated Federation Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Lizi Pravato
Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Helen Hickman
Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Our team of educators and specialist staff leading the way

Central Business Administration

Our Central Business Administration team support the Moorland Federation and our Executive Head

Mrs Rosy Arch
Central Business Administrator | PA to Executive Head | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Our team of educators and specialist staff leading the way

Heads of School

Our team of educators leading the schools in our federation

Mr Paul James
Head Of School - Dunster | Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Nicky Stenner
Head of School - Exford | Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Jo Smith
Head of School - St Dubricius | Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Alison Blackmore
Head Of School - Cutcombe | Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Carys Barnett
Head Of School - Dulverton Juniors & All Saints | Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Jonathan Moise-Souch
Head Of School - Langford Budville | Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Angela Hall
Head of School - Timberscombe | Designated Safeguarding Lead


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