Director of School Improvement

Pathfinder Schools, Kettering, NN14 6BB

12 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 July 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    21 June 2022

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Director of School Improvement job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and talented leader to join the Pathfinder Schools Central Team as Director of School Improvement.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to be instrumental in our strategy for educational improvement and development across Pathfinder Schools. Pathfinder Schools currently consists of 9 academies, 8 primaries and one secondary school, all located within a ten mile radius. We have a strong underlying ethos of collaborative working and are committed to modelling our values of Independence, Humanity and Collaboration in all we do.

The post holder will ensure that our school leaders and teachers receive the appropriate balance of challenge, support and professional development to secure the best outcomes for our pupils. The successful candidate will be a confident and strategic leader with significant experience of fostering dynamic teaching and learning, be an exceptional classroom practitioner as well as have the ability to work effectively with our range of stakeholders. As we have both primary and secondary academies we welcome applications from individuals that specialise in Primary or Secondary or alternatively individuals who can work confidently across both phases.

To arrange an informal, confidential discussion about the post, or to arrange a visit to our schools or the Central Team office, please email or call on 01536 714045.

Pathfinder Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS, Reference, Identity, Criminal Record and Medical Checks are mandatory for all posts within Pathfinder Schools.

Pathfinder Schools is passionate about its values of collaboration, humanity and independence, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be more creative, innovative, and successful. We are committed to an inclusive workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our colleagues, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, ethnicity, age, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re committed to moving our Trust and the education sector forward.

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About Pathfinder Schools

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Multi-academy trust
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Pathfinder Schools is a growing family of Academies, made possible by our talented staff and volunteers. We are fortunate to support pupils from nursery age up to post-16, and are proud of the contribution we make to
local families throughout their children's education.

Our values of COLLABORATION, HUMANITY and INDEPENDENCE drive every decision we make.

Being part of Pathfinder Schools offers a fantastic opportunity to develop yourself, as a Trust we actively encourage collaboration and the sharing of good practice; we believe that by developing a love of learning
and having the highest expectations, all members of the Pathfinder Schools community can achieve and inspire greatness.

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