4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    22 June 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    9 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Scale

Job summary

Start Date : January 2022 or sooner 

About Us

The Laurus Trust is a highly successful and growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England. Our vision is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them.

All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey 97% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends. In 2019/20 our average Teacher turnover rate for Secondary schools was 3.75%, which falls way below the National Average of 15%.

Due to continued growth and expansion, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Trust Assistant Director of SEND to join the team. Although you will be based at Cheadle Hulme High School, support will be required across all Trust Schools. You will facilitate and encourage learning which enables students to achieve high standards; to share and support the corporate responsibility for the well-being, education and discipline of all students.

Core Behaviours

As your sphere of influence grows, so grows your responsibility for stewardship of these guiding principles and qualities:

*Show unswerving commitment to the shared vision and values – badge on shirt. 
*Demonstrate impeccable standards of competency within areas of expertise - focus on learning. 
*Have a sense of urgency for sustainable results - does whatever it takes.
*Challenge the status quo - eye on the horizon.
*Strive for autonomy whilst securing accountability - develops agency in others.
*Focus on team over self - demonstrates self-sacrificial leadership.
*Commit to continuous improvement for self and others - recognises that better is possible.
*Build trust through clear communication and expectations - develops commitment to the vision in others. 

Applying to the Laurus Trust

If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time of continuous progression and growth, then we would like to hear from you. 

For more information about The Laurus Trust, or for further information relating to the role and the School you’re applying to, please download the Candidate Information Pack or visit https://www.laurustrust.co.uk/

Disability Confident Committed

The Laurus Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities for all candidates. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we strongly encourage applications from all persons with a known disability, and we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview and given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talents and abilities. 

If you would prefer to request a manual application pack, or should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 485 7201 or via e-mail at; recruitment@laurustrust.co.uk  

Closing Date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 9.00am

Interview Date: Friday 2nd July 2021

The Laurus Trust and its affiliated schools are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Employee benefits

At the heart of our success at Laurus is the passionate belief in the importance of professional learning for all our staff. A rich diet of research informed pedagogy ensures that our teachers are at the cutting edge of their practice. To support this, we financially support masters and doctoral level study alongside the NPQ suite of qualifications. 

We also offer a wide range of other employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their overall well-being. These can be found detailed in our Candidate Applicant Pack. 

Applying for the job

Via the below TES link

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1647 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About Cheadle Hulme High School

 Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS) is the founder school of the Laurus Trust. In the 2019 Progress 8 Headline measure CHHS came in the top 3% of schools nationally with a figure of +0.75. In 2020 70% of our Year 13 students progressed to study at one of the top 30 most selective universities. 

Arranging a visit to Cheadle Hulme High School

N/A due to Covid-19

School location

Woods Lane, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 7JY

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