Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£75,331 to £83,081 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for an experienced secondary school senior leader with the ability to drive improvement in teaching across a designated cluster of schools (Eden Girls’ School, Coventry, Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham, Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham East, and Starbank Secondary School).

You will play a crucial role in the trust-wide strategy to secure gains in pupil outcomes, developing leaders and securing systems to ensure we maximise the achievements of all of our young people.

The position requires an individual who can work both strategically and operationally, modelling best practice and embedding an instructional coaching approach. You will have a track record of supporting colleagues to improve their teaching practice and you will be proficient in providing actionable developmental feedback.

You will have:

  • Credibility as an experienced and successful secondary school senior leader with a demonstrable track record of success, particularly with improving teaching.
  • The ability to develop teachers’ practice through instructional coaching.
  • The ability to work with school senior leaders and central leaders to develop pedagogy sustainably.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of pedagogical techniques and evidence-informed practice.
  • The ability to plan and deliver high-quality CPD.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Full commitment to our vision and values.

What the school offers its staff

About Star Central

Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.

The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community. We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Star Academies

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
0330 313 9800

Head office location

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