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  • Start date details

    Monday 1st January 2024 or sooner.

  • Closing date

    24 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

Competitive and dependent on experience.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a Primary Education Director to join our central team at Ascend Learning Trust in this newly created role. Under the direction of a newly appointed CEO, you will be working within a dedicated and dynamic team, supporting a growing central team for Ascend Learning Trust.

Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for the strategic development of school improvement services to the Trust primary schools, supporting the development of both teaching and leadership. In addition, you will also be a key part of the drive to grow ALT particularly in our Primary phase through on boarding new schools to the trust.

As a successful applicant, you will:

  • Have a proven track record of leadership at Headteacher level in a UK state Primary school.
  • Have significant experience of leading sustained improvement across more than one school and ideally a number of schools at once.
  • Be an outstanding communicator, who is approachable and reliable with a strong presence.
  • Hold the ability to inspire and provide strong leadership, with proven experience of developing, empowering and supporting staff.

If this sounds like you, we would be delighted to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

Why Choose us?

What we offer:

  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly, and well-run Trust.
  • The Trust’s commitment to staff wellbeing including generous calendar dates and INSET days.
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • Reward and recognition, celebrating staff success.
  • Leadership development opportunities both internally and across other schools in the Trust.
  • A successful ECT support program.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Benefits for discounts via an online staff portal.

Further details about the role

If you have any queries, please email recruitment@ascendlearningtrust.org.uk.

Please note if we receive sufficient applications, we may close this job role earlier. On this occasion, previous applicants will not be considered.

We look forward to receiving your application, if you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.

References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. Any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

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About Ascend Learning Trust

Multi-academy trust

Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust (RWBAT) was set up as a Multi Academy Trust in May 2017. In establishing RWBAT, we committed to offering strategic leadership and management expertise to facilitate collaboration and commitment leading to high levels of school improvement opportunities in each Academy within RWBAT.

RWBAT became Ascend Learning Trust in September 2022 to better reflect our growing Trust.

Our roles in leading Ascend Learning Trust are based on the simple premise of seeking to maximise the life chances of every pupil within the Trust. We believe this can be achieved by sharing leadership principles and management processes through support and challenge. We ensure staff and pupils are equipped to deliver the highest levels of performance in each Academy which leads to high levels of attainment and achievement across the Trust.

Our Mission; to enhance the life chances of all young people through Excellence in Education.

We hope you feel inspired to join us on our journey by joining us in one of our vacant roles.

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