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Director of School Improvement

London, Greater London
Woodard Academies Trust
Part Time
£74,103-£94,669 FTE
29th July 2020
Start Date
As soon as possible
21st September 2020 10:05 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1110169

Director of School Improvement
£74,103-£94,669 FTE - Part Time (c.0.6 negotiable) Travel to schools, homeworking and office based in Central London  

Our vision: “Opening minds, raising expectations, transforming lives”

Woodard Academies Trust (WAT) has recently appointed a new CEO to lead the transformation of the Trust with a new strategy focused on working collaboratively across our six schools to improve pupil outcomes. The role of Director of School Improvement is critical to delivering the strategy. We are seeking an inspirational, credible and experienced leader with a track record of improving schools in similar circumstances to ours. You will play a key role in the Trust’s newly established Leadership Team and this is a unique opportunity to shape the future of Woodard Academies Trust in improving outcomes for our 6,500 pupils, providing uplifting and purposeful careers for over 850 colleagues and enriching the communities we serve.

The Trust has many strengths and significant potential for improvement: we want all our schools to be at least good at their next inspection, for pupil progress to improve substantially, and to transform the lives of young people. The Director will be responsible for developing and leading the Trust’s school improvement strategy, bringing their personal expertise and experience to provide tailored support and challenge to school leaders to deliver on their goals. The successful candidate will also lead the Trust-wide collaborative school improvement work, using the expertise and talents in our schools, supported by the Trust’s school improvement lead and be responsible for the Trust’s school improvement budget.

Closing date - 10:00am 21st September 2020
Longlist interviews via video link - 28th or 29th September 2020
Shortlist engagement exercise - 1st or 2nd October 2020
Final Interviews at our offices 1 Adam Street, London, WC2N 6LE - on 6th October 2020

Woodard Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks in accordance with the relevant statutory guidance, including an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, proof of identity, proof of qualifications, and a satisfactory medical report. 


Safeguarding Statement:

The Woodard Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, sight of original qualification certificates, satisfactory references and a medical. The post is also subject to a negative response to an enquiry as to whether a prohibition order has been made by the Secretary of State. 

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