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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    14 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - to 31st August 2024 in the first instance

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Degree and recognised professional qualification relevant to the role
  • Demonstrable success in achieving rapid and sustained school improvement as a senior/middle leader.
  • Experience of modelling outstanding teaching and learning and sustained practice development
  • Experience of providing support for school improvement, with sustained & positive impact
  • Experience of successful working with governing bodies.
  • Evidence of strategic planning.
  • Understanding of the current educational landscape.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the schools’ Ofsted Inspection criteria and processes
  • Ability to communicate a vision of outstanding teaching and learning through inspiration and empowerment
  • Proven experience of successfully leading and supporting school improvement priorities/outcomes and understanding of Ofsted and SIAMS frameworks
  • Experience of working with school governance
  • Strategic planning and review of progress against plans in terms of standards and performance, taking decisive action where necessary
  • Ability to plan strategically based on use of data, targets and benchmarking
  • Proven track record of improvement action planning and monitoring of progress including managing the introduction of new initiatives
  • Ability and commitment to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a team whilst taking a leading role when required
  • People oriented with an ability to positively influence and empower
  • Excellent team building skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Action orientated – outcomes focused
  • Excellent and adaptable communication skills
  • Further develop the vision and values across the Trust Academies.
  • Excellent relationship management, building effective working relationships at all levels, and reinforcing partnerships
  • Ability to articulate vision to a variety of audiences
  • Advocacy, facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Intellectually versatile and innovative
  • Emotionally intelligent and perceptive
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Demonstrates energy, dynamism and resilience
  • Proactive and positive approach to problem solving
  • Calm under pressure and self-motivated
  • Ability to influence and pursue challenging and rigorous questions
  • Excellent interpersonal, skills with the sensitivity to work well in a range of situations

What the school offers its staff

Our Offer

  • Learning Accord Multi Academy Trust provides excellent staff development, coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • The Trust works in line with national pay and conditions of service, with the same entitlements to salary increase and pay review as for LA Maintained schools.
  • Pension – All Learning Accord Employees have access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Continuing Professional Development – Learning Accord Employees are provided with a range of bespoke professional development opportunities for further career progression:

  • Access to relevant training (National College, Yorkshire Anglican Learning Partnership etc. MAT training and Networks)
  • Access to appropriate National professional qualifications where appropriate
  • Bespoke CPD opportunities

Additional benefits:

  • Kirklees Active Leisure Discount
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Insurance scheme benefits e.g. counselling, access to a GP and other healthcare support.
  • Employee Health Services and HR support.
  • The Trust’s HR policies are generous e.g. maternity, paternity, adoption leave; flexible working, leave of absence.

Further details about the role

Primary deployment with Luddenden CE and Oak Primary

Main Responsibility:

The School Improvement Officer will be an outstanding leader, with a successful track record and significant experience of direct school improvement. The School Improvement Officer will:

  • Articulate the vision, values and ethos of the Learning Accord Multi Academy Trust.
  • Work closely with the CEO, the Board of Trustees and individual academies to support the school improvement process.
  • Implement effective strategies for school improvement at the individual academy level to drive outstanding attainment and progress for all pupils
  • Work with senior leaders to monitor, evaluate and report school performance
  • Be committed to working with senior leaders to create a culture of excellence across all Learning Accord Academies.
  • Challenge and support school leaders and staff to improve the performance, progress and wellbeing of pupils
  • Secure commitment and engagement across the Trust, creating a collaborative learning culture of high expectations, creativity and aspiration through the development of MAT Networks and hubs
  • Have accountability for all aspects of Teaching and Learning and Standards across the Trust; providing dynamic and strategic direction and leadership across the Trust academies

Main Duties

  • Take shared responsibility for the development and rapid improvement of nominated academies in the Trust, or academies joining the Trust.
  • Work with each academy individually, in and across local partnerships to secure high quality provision and best value with a sustained focus on outstanding progress for all pupils
  • Model teaching approaches and support subject leadership development
  • Critically evaluate and report on each academy’s performance, providing thorough notes of visit with clear recommendations and action points.

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About Learning Accord Multi Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust

The Learning Accord Multi Academy Trust is an inclusive trust which welcomes church and community schools and celebrates diversity and distinctive context. We recognise that for our learners, life chances are formed throughout their primary education. Our responsibility is to celebrate each child’s talents and build upon each child’s experiences to ensure that they make the progress that they deserve. Our aim is that all will flourish and achieve the highest standards. The Board of Trustees of the Learning Accord MAT is committed to ensuring a high performing multi academy trust that delivers the very best educational experience for pupils at all of our academies. The Trust aims to respond to the changing educational landscape as more and more schools convert to academy status. The core purpose of the Trust is to maintain good and outstanding schools and ensure the rapid improvement of schools which need support to become good or outstanding. The Trust will act as the sponsor for any Church school within the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, or local community school who wishes to become an academy. Similarly, the Trust will welcome Church or community schools which are being directed to become sponsored academies by the Department of Education.

Arranging a visit to Learning Accord Multi Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email gemma.falconer@learningaccord.org.

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