• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    24 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership 8-21

Job summary

School Improvement Lead - Attain Academy Partnership (L8-21)

Are you an outstanding practitioner with a vision for inspirational educational provision?

Do you believe that every child has unlimited potential?

Attain Academy Partnershipis a family of primary schools who works as a team to provide an outstanding education for all children in all schools, relevant to the world in which they live. We aim to develop:

• Ambitious, capable learners who are resilient and independent
• Enterprising, creative contributors who have a real love of learning
• Ethical, informed citizens who value differences and inclusivity
• Healthy, confident individuals who contribute to a mutually supportive environment

We're looking for an outstandingleaderwith the ability to inspire and motivate others on how improved practice on assessment, curriculum and continuing professional development (CPD) can deliver school improvement, better pupil outcomes and higher staff engagement and well-being. You will have an excellent understanding of the evidence base and latest thinking on assessment, curriculum design and CPD and how to translate this into practice in schools.

You will be a role model for CPD and a champion for the importance of effective assessment and curriculum practice. You will be driven by ensuring your work has an impact on the quality of education and pupil outcomes, and have experience in embedding frameworks for impact evaluations in schools. A track record of securing improved outcomes for those eligible for pupil premium and pupils with special educational needs and disability through your school improvement work is a given.

You will look forward to seizing responsibility and accountability for shaping, communicating and delivering the Trust's strategic priorities on shared assessment and curriculum practice, developing professional learning communities and CPD that impacts on performance and staff progression. You will have experience of delivering these using well-developed leadership and team-working skills.

This is a stimulating and rewarding opportunity to use your expertise to drive the strategic direction of the Trust, working closely with senior leaders and teachers, and to develop thinking, improve practice and demonstrate impact that should be shared inside and outside of the Trust.
A full list of responsibilities is detailed in the job description and person specification.

About Attain Academy Partnership

It is an exciting time to join us with a new five-year strategy setting the direction of the Trust over the coming years. The vision statement is expressed in the following six words: "Working together towards success for all"
Professional development and staff engagement are key to our growing success and we continually invest in our staff through effective communication and feedback, appraisal and training and development opportunities. As a Trust we treat our staff as our biggest asset in our journey to becoming an employer of choice.
Attain was established in 2013, the founder school being Newlands Spring Primary School. We are now a family of seven local primaries with recent permission granted by the Secretary of State to build a new school in Witham.
A key priority for the Trust is ensuring that all pupils, regardless of background or where they go to school, aim high and have equal access to a high-quality education which equips them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to realise their ambitions.
This is full time qualified teaching post based at across the Trust, with contractual enrolment to the Teachers Pension Scheme.

If you have any questions regarding this position or would like to arrange a visit to one of our schools please contact HR@attain.essex.sch.uk in the first instance

Closing date for applications: Monday 12th April at noon

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

Trust overview

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
Contact email
Contact phone number

About Attain Academy Partnership

Thank you for considering working with us within the Attain Academy Partnership! Hopefully this information will help you to understand what it would be like to work within our close, committed and collaborative team of school leaders. Our Headteachers work together to create the conditions in which leadership can flourish and each child can better achieve their potential. Whilst maintaining their autonomy, our Headteachers very much value and benefit from being part of a dynamic network who are constantly working to achieve a shared vision for all of our children. As members of the Trust, they also enjoy additional support, resources and funding to enable their schools to succeed and all their pupils to thrive.

The true strength of Attain lies in its people. Our schools employ talented, caring and committed staff and support happy pupils who are proud to be there. Our Local Governing Bodies and our Trustees are both ambitious and supportive and we have developed strong relationships with our parent bodies. This partnership approach involves all members of the school and trust community, achieving significant levels of mutual support which support the successful outcomes of all our children. This document will give an overview of some of the people and processes within Attain which ensure our Headteachers can access the established strength and expertise within the existing team to inform and advise when necessary.

Additionally, any new member of our team brings fresh ideas and strengthens the development of our educational journey and as such I am very keen to welcome any questions or queries which challenge our existing practice and offer innovative changes
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” John Quincy Adams

Susannah Edom-Baker, CEO Attain Academy Trust

Arrange a visit to Attain Academy Partnership

Please contact Melanie Maul in the first instance hr@attain.essex.sch.uk

Head office location

Dickens Place, Chelmsford, CM1 4UU

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