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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2024

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  • Other leadership roles

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Pay scale

L31 to L35 (£98,616 to £108,776) (With extension to L37 £114,240 for exceptional performance)

What skills and experience we're looking for

This an exciting opportunity for an excellent leader with a passion for education and its continued improvement. The role will work locally and regionally with a remit to influence and shape education nationally. Knowledge of Norfolk and the Norwich area would be helpful. Following growth in the number of primary schools in the Trust, we are looking for a Director of Education to join the Executive Director of Education (Primary) and a team of three Directors of Education (Primary) to lead primary school improvement across the 21 primary schools, as well as contribute and influence all areas of the Trust’s operations.

We are inviting candidates with extensive educational leadership experience and a knowledge and understanding of creating and maintaining outstanding primary practice to apply for the role. You will have a background as a Primary Headteacher and are likely to have been in a leadership role in an existing Multi Academy Trust. The role will take a key part in setting the strategy for the Trust and its daily operations, working very closely with the CEO and executive colleagues. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of primary education and strive for excellence at a time when the landscape is changing dramatically and when the primary schools are pushing forward with our CUSP curriculum driven through our &iLearn 1:1 iPad approach. An innovative and creative approach is key as well as the ability to influence and build relationships.

What the school offers its staff

The Trust is looking for a candidate to match the ambition they have and create a culture of collaboration to achieve it. Unity Schools Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust of 35 schools, with approval to open a further new primary school in Silfield near Wymondham and in Romford. The ambition of Unity Schools Partnership is to achieve a step change in the quality of education provided by primary, secondary and special schools and that its schools are achieving top quartile performance by 2026. The trust expects its work to be characterised by ethical leadership, an ambition for improvement at pace and the expectation that remarkable change can happen.

Commitment to safeguarding

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

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About Unity Schools Partnership

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
07388 949917

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