School Improvement Lead

Odyssey Collaborative Trust, Derby, DE21 7PH

13 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    11 July 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2022

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School Improvement Lead job summary

The Trustees of the Odyssey Collaborative Trust, wish to appoint a School Improvement Lead to play a key role in the development of the Trust.

We are looking for an experienced school leader who has been a Headteacher or has extensive experience at Assistant or Deputy Head level. The role involves helping our schools by providing challenge and support. You will be based conveniently close to the M1 (DE21 7PH) with daily travel to our schools, all with a short distance of each other.

This role could be suitable for those seeking full or part-time work.

Odyssey Collaborative Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have rigorous recruitment procedures that are designed to stop unsuitable candidates for being appointed. As the post is in regulated activity, the successful candidate will require enhanced DBS clearance and references will be taken before interview. Odyssey Collaborative Trust is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and services.

Proposed Interview Dates: 14th/15th July 2022

Applying for the job

To apply, please complete the attached application form and return it with your letter of application to

In your application please explain how you meet the aspects of the person specification to be judged at the application stage.

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Supporting documents

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

About Odyssey Collaborative Trust

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
Contact phone number
07708 475 638

We are a group of seven primary schools, all within the City of Derby. You can find out more about our work through the CEO’s welcome and the vision sections of our website.

The name of our trust reminds us of three key touchstones which explain how we work:

- ODYSSEY: Inspired by the epic Greek poem, we ignore short-term distractions and build for the long-term success of our schools.
- COLLABORATIVE: We look to share good practice with each other and share decision making.
- TRUST: We put faith in our school leaders and have a culture of being open with one another.

Arranging a visit to Odyssey Collaborative Trust

To discuss the role, please contact Trust CEO, Ian Dewes on 07708 475 638 or Visits to the trust are welcome.

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