(Trust Central) School Improvement Officer - Reading Walton Primary Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Job description

The SIO is accountable to Waterton Academy Trust for the development reading provision across the trust. It will be for him/her to support and guide our subject leaders to enable all academies to deliver an exciting and appropriate reading curriculum that in turn prepares our children for the next steps of their learning journey. Our new SIO should be a strong, approachable, empathetic and supportive leader who is passionate and knowledgeable about the pursuit of teaching and learning in schools and has a love of working with teachers and leaders, helping them achieve their absolute best. The person specification provides a more comprehensive list of the qualities we are looking for, but in essence we wish to appoint an individual with drive, experience and the confidence to help take the teaching of reading in our schools forward; someone who will build on and further develop our current good practice and ensure that we continue to improve by embracing the opportunities and challenges which are offered.

Essential educational requirements

A degree or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Experience of leading external school improvement work
A clear understanding of current curriculum and leadership initiatives
A proven ability to motivate, lead and interact with stakeholders
Ability to plan strategically with a sense of priorities
Ability to deal sensitively with people and resolve conflict
Able to demonstrate high level organisational skills
Substantial experience of reading curriculum innovation and development that has resulted in raised standards
Experience of the development and delivery of Professional Development programmes that has resulted in raised standards
The ability to analyse and present data and information coherently
Excellent oral and written skills

Employee benefits

We can offer:
 High quality professional development
 Friendly, supportive schools
 Dedicated and committed colleagues
 Flexible working arrangements
 A supportive and forward thinking organisation

About Walton Primary Academy

The Grove, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6LD
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