Director of Primary Education / Deputy CEO

More than one school, Dales Academies Trust

9 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    11 July 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    20 June 2022


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

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Contract type



Salary L18 – L24, £64,143 - £74,295 pa

Director of Primary Education / Deputy CEO job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Primary Education to work alongside the CEO and with school leaders in all our Primary settings, to support the delivery of the best possible provision for all Primary age pupils within our Trust. The Director will, through careful balancing of challenge and support, enable us to ensure each one achieves their potential, regardless of starting point. This post holder will play a key role in the future development of the Trust as we undergo our next phase of growth and will also act as Deputy CEO, working with all leaders across the Trust.
The successful candidate will be a credible leader of school improvement who has had significant experience of developing and implementing plans that have led to improved outcomes. They will have worked in a range and variety of contexts and settings and will have achieved these improved outcomes through empowering and guiding others as well as through direct personal action. They will be an inspirational leader who models the behaviour they expect of others and capable of building sustainable structures and strategies. Equally comfortable working on their own, in small groups or across the entire Trust Primary staff, they will identify as an innovator, a lateral thinker who has an eye for detail but the ability to see the bigger picture, and is at all times driven to achieve the best for the pupils within our schools.
The skill set we have laid out for this post is both extensive and diverse. Impact in your current role is important but so is your educational vision and philosophy. If you feel you have the right combination of experience and vision we would be very interested to hear from you.
This post will be based at one of the Trust schools (currently Trinity Academy Richmond) and the post-holder will be required to work across all Trust Primaries; there will also be an element of home working.

Applying for the job

Interested candidates can request an application pack by visiting our website, or emailing the Trust, If you would like to have an informal confidential conversation about the post with the CEO, Damian Chubb, please email to arrange an appointment.
Completed applications should be sent to
Closing Date: Monday 11th July 2022 9:00am
Interview Dates: Friday 15th July and Tuesday 19th July 2022
Start Date: January 2023 or earlier if possible

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About the schools

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
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Dales Academies Trust is a successful and growing Church of England Multi-Academy Trust which provides a home for both Church schools and Community schools. Dales currently comprises thirteen Primary schools ranging from very small rural to two form entry urban settings, as well as one 11-16 Secondary. Our schools are located across the northern part of North Yorkshire and Stockton.
We aim to live out our tag line of ‘Together for Excellence’ in practice and at all times and are committed to the principles of appropriate accountability seen as a framework in which to achieve excellence for all. Our Vision as a group of schools is that:
“Working together for excellence, and rooted in quality, collaboration and care, we deliver exceptional learning experiences through inspirational teaching and nurturing a love of life-long learning. We dare greatly, travel hopefully and enable each other to flourish”.
For our church schools, this Vision is biblically underpinned by our Trust wide commitment to:
Quality - Colossians 3:23
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”
Collaboration - Galatians 6:10a
“So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all.”
Care - John 13:34
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you.”

School details

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
205 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
380 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
131 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
43 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

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