9 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    13 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Waterton Academy Trust is seeking an outstanding candidate to join our team in the new role as Director of Standards, ideally starting from September 2024 (or sooner). The position of Director of Standards will be a pivotal role in enhancing leadership development, providing critical support, and offering strategic challenge to our headteachers.

This role presents an exciting chance to exert influence across the Trust, with a particular emphasis on maintaining high standards, enforcing safeguarding measures, and refining our educational offer. The appointee will collaborate closely with the CEO, DCEO and the Trust Central Team to uphold Waterton’s statutory and ethical responsibilities while achieving the strategic objectives established by the Board of Trustees.

The role would be a strategic role, but also a highly visible role in schools, leading school improvement alongside headteachers. We would be seeking to appoint someone with significant inspection experience, a track record of multiple successful headships, and someone with experience of leading and working in areas of high deprivation and high SEND, given our most challenging schools.

We are looking for dynamic and positive individuals who are driven to make an impact. The ideal candidate should be committed to achievement and believe strongly in inclusive education. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated, and will significantly contribute to the Trust’s ongoing growth and development.

What the school offers its staff

Waterton Academy Trust can offer:

  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing package, prioritising your physical and mental health through SAS.
  • Generous annual leave.
  • An attractive pension scheme, ensuring your future financial security.
  • Access to cycle to work scheme, promoting a healthy and eco friendly commute.
  • Friendly colleagues who believe there are no limits to what we can achieve for our children and staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

Waterton Academy Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.
Waterton Academy Trust follows safer recruitment processes which all applicants will be subject to. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful candidates and two satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of any unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview.

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