Director of Educational Standards and Innovation

Barking and Dagenham
£83,047- £90,537
26 Sep 2018
12 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Educational Standards and Innovation, Partnership Learning

Dates:  Apply by: 12/10/18, Interviews 17/10/18 Job start: January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Salary:  Partnership Learning Senior Leadership Scale: £83,047- £90,537

Location:  Partnership Learning, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Contract type:  Full Time

Contract term:  Permanent (secondment from current post may be considered)

Partnership Learning, a growing Multi-Academy Trust, is seeking a Director of Educational Standards and Innovation who will bring enthusiasm and drive to lead the strategic direction and development of the educational operation of the Trust and work closely with the Chief Executive on the overall strategic development of the Trust, including the interface with Local Authorities and Government.

Based in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Partnership Learning is currently responsible for eleven academies – secondary, primary, all-through and special – across three local authorities, serving over 8,000 pupils. The Trust is already set to grow to more than 16,000 pupils and 16 schools as its current and approved new schools grow and it is planning to expand further in the coming five years, aiming to reach at least 20-25 schools.

The successful candidate will join a core central team consisting of Chief Executive, Company Secretary, Director of Operations, Director of Finance, Director of ICT, Director of Assets and Director of School Improvement. The Director of Educational Standards and Innovation will play a key role in the central team, with overall responsibility for the development and performance of the Trust’s schools and assisting the Chief Executive in the wider development and strategic direction of the Trust.

This is a marvellous opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed educationalist with both a strong track record in improving schools and an interest in the wider strategic development of a growing Multi-Academy Trust.

Key purposes of the role:

  • Provide overall leadership and direction to the Trust’s schools, within the vision and strategy agreed by the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees.
  • Provide assurance to the Board of Trustees on the quality of leadership and management in the Trust’s schools.
  • Take overall responsibility for the educational outcomes of the Trust’s schools, their Ofsted grades and their continual improvement.
  • Lead and manage the Trust’s School Improvement Adviser team and play a leading role themselves as a Trust School Improvement Adviser.
  • Ensure the Trust’s schools are compliant with all legal requirements and statutory guidance
  • Contribute to the growth of the Trust through assisting in setting up new schools and helping to attract existing schools to join or be sponsored by the Trust.
  • Assist in the overall strategic development of the Trust, including the interface with Local Authorities and Government.
  • Ensure and maintain the good reputation, values and vision of the Trust in all areas of their work.

Salary will be paid on the Partnership Learning Senior Leadership Scale, Points 17-21 (£8,3047- £90,537)

Partnership Learning’s Terms and Conditions for central team posts closely follow those for equivalent-level Local Government posts.

Applications can be made online only by application form available at - CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 12th October 2018

Interview date: 17th October 2018

You must complete the application form electronically and email it to us by the closing date.

Partnership Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced criminal record check via DBS will be undertaken for the successful candidate. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a comprehensive screening process, including a disclosure check, will be undertaken on all applicants.