Nova Education Trust’s Director of School Improvement (Primary) will need a proven track record of success in leading others to bring about and sustain transformational improvement in schools.
Working collaboratively with the Chief Executive Officer, all members of the Executive Leadership Team and wider school leaders, the Director of School Improvement (Primary) will contribute to the Trust’s overall strategic direction, ensuring effective leadership, communication, and enactment of Nova’s vision for excellence and school transformation.
Driving and further developing our ongoing strategy for improvement, the post-holder will strategically lead complex and sustainable change across the Trust’s primary schools. This will involve providing high-level direction, support and guidance, rigorous quality assurance, and high-quality professional development to build a strong primary team that enables our academies to achieve excellence and, as a result, transform the lives of all the children and communities they serve.
The Director of School Improvement (Primary) will be an integral part of the Executive Leadership Team, advising and leading on the transformation of Nova’s primary academies.
The successful candidate will be a strong, inspirational leader, with experience of developing, motivating, and empowering highly effective teams through an ethos of excellence. A strategic thinker with drive, creativity and high expectations, you will have a clear vision for leading and sustaining school transformation through collaborative working.
You will need openness, approachability, diplomacy, warmth, and the ability to engage and communicate clearly with all stakeholders with integrity.
We offer an exciting, dynamic and
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We believe our staff are the people that ‘unlock’ our children’s potential and make a difference to the lives of children and young people every single day. We have a clear people and talent management strategy, and our overall aim is for all staff to feel that they truly belong to a transformational school and trust.
All our staff have access to ‘Nova Perks’, an employee benefits system bring a range of fantastic benefits including:
- Bike scheme
- Technology scheme
- Lifestyle benefits
- Instant discounts
- Savings club
- Car salary sacrifice
- Health cash plan
- Gym scheme
- Workplace ISAs
- Financial planning
- Healthy living resource module
- Financial education resource module
In our commitment to continue to support
employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance, Nova Education Trust offers employees the opportunity to take up to a maximum of one paid ‘Nova Perk Day’ per academic year, in addition to the existing standard leave provisions in place. This can be taken for any chosen reason and does not need to have a defined purpose
Staff are entitled to a generous sick pay entitlement depending on their continuous service.
All staff are auto-enrolled into the relevant pension scheme. LGPS for support staff and Teachers Pension for teaching staff.
Nova Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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