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Director of Education (Primary)

Unity Schools Partnership
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  • £88,187 - £97,273 (pro rata for part time) (L31-L35 with extension to L37 for exceptional performance)

  • Required from September 2021.

This an exciting opportunity for an excellent leader with a passion for education and its continued improvement. The role will work local and regionally with a remit to influence and shape education nationally.

We are looking for a Director of Education to join a team of two other Directors of Education (Primary) to lead primary school improvement across the current 17 primary schools, as well as contribute and influence all areas of the Trust’s operations.  We are inviting candidates with extensive educational leadership experience and a knowledge and understanding of creating and maintaining outstanding primary practice to apply for the role. You will have a background as a Primary Head and are likely to have been in a leadership role in an existing Multi Academy Trust.

The role will take a key part in setting the strategy for the Trust and its daily operations, working very closely with the CEO and executive colleagues. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of primary education and strive for excellence at a time when the landscape is changing dramatically.  An innovative and creative approach is key as well as the ability to influence and build relationships.  The Trust is looking for a candidate to match the ambition they have and create a culture of collaboration to achieve it.

Unity Schools Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust of 30 schools, with approval to open four further new schools. The ambition of Unity Schools Partnership is to achieve a step change in the quality of education provided by primary, secondary and special schools and that its schools are achieving top quartile performance by 2023. 

The trust expects its work to be characterised by ethical leadership, an ambition for improvement at pace and the expectation that remarkable improvements can be achieved.

For an informal discussion or to find out more about the role, please contact Tim Coulson, CEO on: tcoulson@unitysp.co.uk or call 07388 949917.

If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply: https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/129046INT

If you would like to apply, please use the following link: https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/129046SJD

Interview date: 17 and 18 March 2021.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

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