This job expired on 9 October 2023

  • Start date details

    October 2023

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership scale - negotiable depending upon experience

Primary School Improvement Officer job summary

Post:                           Primary School Improvement Officer

Required for:           ASAP

Hours:  3 days a week (can be flexible)

Pay Range:               Leadership Pay Scale – negotiable depending upon experience

We are seeking to appoint a Primary School Improvement Officer to our Multi-academy Trust.  The position will suit you if you have school experience at senior leader leadership level or a post of equivalent responsibility within the education sector. The successful applicant will have proven track record being able to identify and target underachieving students and implement effective strategies for raising achievement and improving outcomes. You will be able to enthuse, engage, motivate and challenge students and staff, be forward thinking and passionate about raising standards and continually developing teaching and learning practice across the school.

We are a Trust that believes in unlocking potential in both students and staff and as a result offer substantial and sustained professional development in support of leadership at senior/whole school level within and beyond the MAT; a competitive salary, robust CPD training programme that enables you to flourish, and opportunities to work with colleagues across the MAT to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships.

We invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates who are committed to academic excellence and feel they have the drive and skills required for this role; as well as a commitment to making a real difference to the achievements of young people whilst delivering first class learning.

The successful applicant will have a deep commitment to the education and well-being of children; have considerable experience of teaching, learning and leadership across the wider curriculum, with excellent knowledge and understanding of teaching in primary phase and a proven track record managing change, delivering results and raising standards.

This post will provide an exciting opportunity to join a team of highly skilled professionals providing challenge and support to school leadership and to working alongside primary schools supporting school improvement priorities in both trusts.

We are looking for someone with senior leadership experience in primary schools either within a local authority or multi-academy trust who is able to inspire others, and build strong, productive relationships.

Do you have the following qualities?

·         Forward looking, energetic and visionary with high level organisational skills

·         An outstanding teacher

·         Have you an uncompromising belief that all children deserve an outstanding education?

·         Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills

·         Committed to working with staff and students to help them achieve their potential

·         Ability to create a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all students can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning

·         Energetic, creative and able to embrace the challenges in this exciting, vibrant Trust

·         Excellent communication skills and demonstrate openness and honesty

·         Excellent team player who enjoy working collaboratively and leading by example, setting high standards for all

·         Ability to inspire and motivate students and staff

·         Highly skilled in managing personal interactions

·         Resilient under pressure

·         Experience of leading whole school change and innovation in an educational context.

What we can offer:  

  • Excellent and positive student engagement in lessons supported by strong pastoral system
  • An exceptional CPD programme which is research led, valuable and bespoke 
  • A growing school with incredible opportunities to develop, be promoted and take on further responsibility 
  • Allocated 16.7% for PPA per week for main scale teachers, giving more time for planning, preparation and assessment.
  • Additional time is allocated for staff with a responsibility. 
  • A sensible approach to feedback based on a diet of whole class feedback, peer and self-assessment. No more marking for the sake of it. 
  • No implementation of gimmick teaching ideas, only evidence-based research that drives improvement and further innovation is adopted.   
  •  A Staff Wellbeing group that regularly reviews our approach to workload and operates a wellbeing policy. 
  • All staff have access to counselling, mental health support, physio and virtual GPs. 
  • A highly experienced, visible, and supportive Senior and Middle Leadership Team  
  • A sensible approach to everything that we do, taking staff workload into consideration. 

You must be fully committed to optimising the opportunities that are available to children and young people, secure in the knowledge that you will be joining an ambitious, forward-thinking Academy Trust that sets the standards for our family of schools and academies. 

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

This post expects the successful candidate to safeguard the welfare of CYP and uphold your professional responsibility.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK-either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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