• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    15 June 2021 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    19 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Subject
Primary
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Competitive Salary on the Leadership Pay Scale

Job summary

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY)
DANES EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Full time
Competitive Salary on the Leadership Pay Scale
Required from September 2021 or January 2022

We are seeking a Director of Education (Primary) to lead school improvement across primary schools within Danes Educational Trust through the effective line management of primary school Headteachers whilst working collaboratively with other key Trust leaders to achieve the Trust’s vision of making the difference together: sharing best practice and supporting each other to be the very best that we can be. In addition, the Director of Education (Primary) will be responsible for the strategic leadership of safeguarding and equality, diversity and inclusion across primary and secondary phases in the Trust and will collaborate on transition projects with the Director of Education (Secondary).

Ideally, we would like this role to start in September 2021, however we recognise that some applicants may have a longer notice period than one half term and, as a result, we would be happy for the role to start in January 2022.

We would like you to have:
• Inspirational leadership skills
• A strong undergraduate degree with evidence of continuing professional development and qualified teacher status
• Successful career experience, a proven track record as a senior leader, and knowledge of outstanding primary school practice
• Please see the Appointment Brief for the complete person specification

We can offer:
• A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced Trust
• The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
• The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
• Exceptional professional development opportunities

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Employee benefits

Competitive Salary on the Leadership Pay Scale
The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
Exceptional professional development opportunities

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

Trust overview

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
Contact phone number
07917 035962

About Danes Educational Trust

Danes Educational Trust is a multi-academy trust working to develop optimistic, resilient learners and valued, empowered staff through local, national and global partnerships.

It was established as a multi-academy trust in June 2016, when St Clement Danes School, an outstanding school in Chorleywood, was asked to open a second school in South West Hertfordshire – Croxley Danes School. The Trust now comprises of six schools St Clement Danes, Croxley Danes, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School and Elstree Screen Arts Academy.

Danes Educational Trust is led by Dr Josephine Valentine OBE and is based at St Clement Danes School.

Please visit the rest of our website to learn more about our vision, our schools and the opportunities which exist to work within our trust.

Arrange a visit to Danes Educational Trust

Please contact Dawn Gamble - recruitment@danesedtrut.org.uk

Head office location

Chenies Road, Chorleywood, WD3 6EW

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