Primary Improvement Director

More than one school, Mercia Learning Trust

12 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    23 June 2022

Important

This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

L27 to L31 (£79,959 - £88,188)

Primary Improvement Director job summary

Advert
Post: Primary Improvement Director
Pay Scale: L27 to L31 (£79,959 - £88,188)
Contract: 1.0 FTE, Full-time
Start date: January 2023 (or as soon as possible)

Are you already a successful Primary Headteacher, a Senior LA or Trust Improvement Leader or Ofsted Inspector, but looking for the next step? Do you:
• Believe in the power of education to transform lives, particularly for the most vulnerable children?
• Understand that keeping children happy and safe is the most important thing we do?
• Accept that each school is different but recognise the common characteristics of great schools?
• Value genuine cross-phase partnership and believe by working with others you can help our existing schools become exceptional?
• Want to spread your expertise and influence across different schools, to more staff and more children?
• Want to be more strategic and support our plans for future partnerships and growth?
• Want to work in a 2-18+ Multi Academy Trust with a shared mission underpinned by a culture of integrity and excellence?
If so, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you.
Mercia Learning Trust is a 2-18+, successful, coherent, and growing partnership of currently six schools, serving approximately 4500 children and differing communities in the south and south-west of Sheffield. Our three primary schools feed into our three secondaries, and we are committed to a locality-based approach to future partnership and growth.
We have a reputation for leading very effective and sector leading schools (including transforming standards in previously under-performing schools and establishing an exceptional free school). This work is underpinned by the right balance of school autonomy, a culture of high challenge and support, sharing best practice and alignment, the backing of excellent central teams and strong leadership and governance.
The Trust is about to embark on an exciting new phase. As such we wish to appoint a Primary Improvement Director to:
1. Enhance our offer of exceptional support and challenge to existing schools so that they continue to improve.
2. Work with trust and school leaders to promote our vision and realise all aspects of our strategy for growth.
3. Provide strategic and operational support to new partner primary schools so they experience the benefits of working with or in our trust.

Application and interview Process
Prior to applying, we advise candidates to read the recruitment pack in detail and explore the Trust and School websites. We also encourage candidates to speak to the CEO about the role and if possible, arrange to visit our schools and trust. Details of how to book an appointment can be found in the ‘Application Process’ section of this pack.
Following application, successful candidates will be invited to assessment and interview.

How to apply
Visit the Mercia Learning Trust website www.merciatrust.co.uk to access the recruitment pack and how to complete the application process. The deadline for an application is Friday 8 July 2022 (12.00 noon) with interviews taking place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th July 2022.

Applying for the job

The Application Process
All candidates must complete the following application process.
• All applicants must submit a Trust application form. We do not accept CVs or Council Forms. The application form can be found under ‘Careers’ at www.merciatrust.co.uk
• Email your completed application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk or post it to:
MLT Recruitment Team
Mercia Learning Trust
79 Glen Road
Sheffield, S7 1RB
After your application has been submitted:
• In all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage.
• All applications that have been submitted via email will receive an email confirming receipt.
• An email and/or letter will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process.
• If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.
Further information:
• Take a look at https://www.merciatrust.co.uk/aboutus to understand how we operate and www.merciatrust.co.uk/careers for more on what it’s like working for the trust, what we offer you, and what we’re looking for.
• Should you require any additional information about the role or the school, or would like an informal discussion or out of hours visit, please contact us on 0114 2557331 or recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk.
• For more information about the application process, please email recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk.
Key dates:
• Closing Date Midday Friday 8 July 2022
• Interviews will take place Thursday 14th and Friday 15th July 2022.
The small print
Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview. The successful candidate will therefore be required to complete a DBS check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer. Our staff are recruited and promoted on the basis of their merits and abilities and no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of racial group, origin or nationality, sex, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs or trade union activity. Please indicate whether there are any reasonable adjustments or access requirements you would need to help you to attend an interview. If you wish to discuss your requirements prior to submitting your form, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0114 349 4230. Alternatively, please give details on a separate sheet and return with your application form.

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About the schools

Trust type
Multi-academy trust

Welcome from the Chief Executive Officer and Trust Chair
Thank you for your interest in this key leadership role within Mercia Learning Trust.
Mercia Learning Trust is a 2-18+, successful, coherent, and growing partnership of currently six schools, serving approximately 4500 children and different communities in the south and south-west of Sheffield. Our three primary schools feed into our three secondaries, and we are committed to a locality-based approach to future partnership and growth.
Our Trust is based around a shared mission. Working as individual schools, and in partnership, our singular intention is to ensure every child, whatever their background, will attend an exceptional school. We believe children should enjoy school, feel safe and fully supported, be inspired to learn, develop character and aspiration, and realise their full potential. We are so committed to their success and well-being that we choose to think of every child we serve as if they were our own, and to measure our actions and impact against this.

We have a reputation for leading very effective and sector leading schools (including transforming standards in previously under-performing schools and establishing an exceptional free school).
Our Trust strives to operate in a partnership ‘sweet spot’ which we call aligned autonomy.
We share the same mission, but understand each school is different with a unique identity. However, we relentlessly focus support and challenge on the common features of exceptional schools. Use the power of partnership to further drive improvement and back our schools with excellent central functions. Together this means school leaders can always focus upon what really matters.

Alongside our children, our staff are our greatest asset. We are committed to recruiting, developing, retaining, and caring for our exceptionally talented staff teams.

We are pleased that our trust has a clear identity and a reputation for educational excellence, integrity and an unrelenting commitment to children and community. This has been nationally recognised, and we are one of only nine trusts across the country who have been invited to undertake inaugural World Class multi-academy trust accreditation through the organisation World Class Schools.

After careful consideration Trustees recently agreed to embark upon a locality-based partnership and growth plan. This role is pivotal to our strategy to ensure our existing schools become exceptional and to this new and exciting phase.

We hope you will want to join our great team and make a difference to the children and communities we serve.

Please visit our website www.merciatrust.co.uk for more insight and arrange to speak to me about the role as required.

Chris French Phil Smith
Chief Executive Officer Trust Chair

School details

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
372 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
436 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

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