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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£76,122 - £83,956 FTE per annum

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Trustees at the Lighthouse Schools Partnership seek to appoint a Director of of School Improvement. This is a new and key role role for us and will involve the person appointed in the strategic leadership of education improvement across our Trust, with a particular focus on Primary-phase Quality of Education.

The successful candidate will also be a member of the Trust’s Executive Central Team and play a major part in the development and implementation of strategy across the whole spectrum of our activities.

We are looking for a leader who will:

  • have a deep commitment to the educationand well-being of children and youngpeople;
  • be educated to degree level and hold QTS;
  • have extensive experience working as aHeadteacher;
  • have a track record of raising standards;
  • have experience of providing school improvement advice to schools;
  • have excellent communication skills;
  • have a collaborative approach.

All applicants are advised to refer to the Application Pack before submitting an application. If you feel that your skills and experience match the requirements of this post then please submit an Application Form along with a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) addressing the person specification and setting out how you would make a positive difference in this Trust. Please be advised, in accordance with our Safeguarding Policy, we do not accept CV’s.

Closing Date: 20th March 2023

Interview Date:to be confirmed but likely to be Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March 2023.

What the school offers its staff

Lighthouse Schools Partnership offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme (in either LGS or TPS) and a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping etc). Further information about the Trust is available on our website.

Further details about the role

Key aspects of the job role include:

  • Developing, owning and implementing the Trust’s School Improvement strategy;
  • Developing and leading the Trust’s policy and systems for Leaders’ and Teachers’ Appraisal;
  • Reporting outcomes from School Improvement to the Board of Trustees and accounting to the Board for quality improvements in schools;
  • Identifying schools with vulnerabilities and supporting Heads in developing strategic and practical responses to mitigate risks;
  • Providing School Improvement guidance to a designated case load of primary phase schools;
  • Ensuring that preparation for (and follow up to) all Ofsted inspections is thorough, robust and leads to the best possible outcomes;
  • Supporting schools during Ofsted inspections;
  • Line managing a number of Headteachers in partnership with the Chairs of Governors;
  • Supporting the induction, training and appointment of new Heads;
  • Play a full part in the work of the Trust’s Executive Team;
  • Other whole Trust responsibilities will be negotiated with the successful candidate to take account of prior experience and interests.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in its community to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. As part of the shortlisting process an online search will be carried out. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check. We are also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups.
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About Lighthouse Schools Partnership

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The Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP) is a Multi-Academy Trust which has experienced rapid growth since it started in 2016. There are currently 29 schools in the Trust with another joining in April. The Lighthouse Schools Partnership is cross-phase and includes Infant, Junior, Primary and Secondary schools. The Trust is a mixed MAT and includes both non-denominational and Church of England schools. We encourage you to browse our website for more information about the Trust.

Arranging a visit to Lighthouse Schools Partnership

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dlogan@lsp.org.uk.

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