Do you want to join a team that provides outstanding leadership, strategic direction and support to our Academies across the country? A Trust that ensures that our students are at the heart of everything we do with a clear commitment to staff well-being, professional development and progression? If the answer is yes, then Woodard Academies Trust is for you.
It is an exciting time to join us with a new three-year strategy setting the direction of the Trust over the coming years. The vision statement is expressed in the following six words: “Opening minds; raising expectations; transforming lives.”
Professional development and staff engagement are key to our growing success and we continually invest in our staff through effective communication and feedback, appraisal and training and development opportunities. As a Trust we treat our staff as our biggest asset in our journey to becoming an employer of choice.
Who we’re looking for
We're looking for an outstanding leader with the ability to inspire and motivate others on how improved practice on assessment, curriculum and continuing professional development (CPD) can deliver school improvement, better pupil outcomes and higher staff engagement and well-being. You will have an excellent understanding of the evidence base and latest thinking on assessment, curriculum design and CPD and how to translate this into practice in schools.
You will be a role model for CPD and a champion for the importance of effective assessment and curriculum practice. You will be driven by ensuring your work has an impact on the quality of education and pupil outcomes, and have experience in embedding frameworks for impact evaluations in schools. A track record of securing improved outcomes for those eligible for pupil premium and pupils with special educational needs and disability through your school improvement work is a given.
You will look forward to seizing responsibility and accountability for shaping, communicating and delivering the Trust’s strategic priorities on shared assessment and curriculum practice, developing professional learning communities and CPD that impacts on performance and staff progression. You will have experience of delivering these using well-developed leadership and team-working skills.
This is a stimulating and rewarding opportunity to use your expertise to drive the strategic direction of the Trust, working closely with senior leaders and teachers, and to develop thinking, improve practice and demonstrate impact that should be shared inside and outside of the Trust.
A full list of responsibilities is detailed in the job description and person specification.
About Woodard Academies Trust
The Woodard Academies Trust was established in 2007 as part of the Woodard Group of schools which was founded by Nathaniel Woodard in 1848. Our Trust comprises of six geographically dispersed academies serving communities from the North East to the south coast.
A key priority for the Trust is ensuring that all pupils, regardless of background or where they go to school, aim high and have equal access to a high-quality education which equips them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to realise their ambitions.
This post is full time 37 hours per week, whole year with 40 day's holiday with membership to the local government pension scheme but we are willing to discuss other options for staff used to term time working and with membership to the teacher's pension scheme.