Executive School Improvement Lead (Secondary)

The Talentum Learning Trust, Leek, ST13 8NP

12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 October 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    15 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Pro rata will be negotiable on Leadership scale

Executive School Improvement Lead (Secondary) job summary

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced secondary school headteacher or senior leader to join the Talentum Learning Trust.  We are looking for a dedicated professional to widen the capacity of the trust central executive team.

This postion offers the ideal opportunity for an ambitious professional with a track record of successful secondary school improvement to broaden their skills and gain experience of an executive leadership role.  Candidates should be committed to making a difference through implementing educational excellence across our trust.  You will be supported by the CEO, the central executive team and a committed board of trustees. 

Established in 2016, the trust has grown to a group of nine (cross-phase) schools operating in and around the market town of Leek and continues to work closely with local maintained and associate schools.  You would join the trust at an exciting stage of its development.  We are a truly collaborative trust; thriving on positive relationships between like-minded professionals.

 We are looking to recruit an individual with the insight to identify and promote best practice and the interpersonal skills and resilience to support and challenge our schools effectively by leading meaningful partnership work across the trust's academies, improving outcomes for the young people in our community.

The newly created role is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional and inspirational secondary professional who has the aspiration, integrity and experience to impact improvement across the trust's secondary academies.

In order to secure the right candidate, the trust will consider flexible models.  We are able to offer the post permanently or as a fixed term secondment arrangement.  Start date to commence at the earliest opportunity.

Applying for the job

To arrange an initial conversation about the role and learn more about our Trust, please email the CEO, Lise Houldsworth:

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About The Talentum Learning Trust

Trust type
Multi-academy trust

The Talentum Learning Trust is based in the historic town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands and was formed in April 2016. Three schools, previously in a Hard Federation, converted to academy status within the Multi-Academy Trust.

The schools, Churnet View Middle School, Leek High School and Westwood College had a history of collaboration and working together which was formalised through the hard federation in 2012. A natural development was to convert to a MAT and further extend the formality of the relationship.

The schools continued to work closely with all of the schools in the town and in 2019, six of these joined the Trust; All Saints’ CE First School; Beresford Memorial CE First School; Blackshaw Moor CE First School; Leek First School; Rushton Primary School; and Westwood First School.

All of the schools share a rich heritage and a good reputation locally and beyond.

The Trust has a broad collection of Members and Directors who offer support and challenge to the schools.

The Trust is committed to providing the best education and support for all, regardless of background, faith or ability and is committed to the belief that we are stronger together. There is an agreed commitment in all aspects of the schools, communities and the Trust to “Excellence for all”.

About The Talentum Learning Trust

Please contact the CEO, Lise Houldsworth via email:

About The Talentum Learning Trust

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