Head Teacher – Head of School Improvement – Primary Education

Job details
Posting date: 10 October 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive + Benefits
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 09 November 2019
Location: HA7 4DU
Company: AWD online
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: AWDO-P5082

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Do you currently work as a Head Teacher, Head of School, Head of Curriculum & Learning or in another similar senior position within an educational environment? If you do, we have an exciting opportunity to join the a fast-growing Multi-Academy Trust as their Head of School Improvement (Primary), where you will work closely with the Trust’s Principals to move the successful schools to excellence in all aspects of their work.

SALARY: Competitive (negotiable depending on experience) + Benefits

LOCATION: Stanmore, North West London

TYPE: Part-Time, Permanent (All Year Round), 2 – 3 days per week

** The successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced DBS check **


We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Head of School Improvement who has experience as a Head Teacher, Head of School, Head of Curriculum & Learning or another similar senior position within an educational environment.

As the Head of School Improvement you will be an outstanding practitioner with a track record leading highly effective schools and very current experience of school improvement and the new Ofsted Framework.

Working as the Head of School Improvement you will report to the Education Director, occupying a pivotal role in embedding a culture of excellence across the Trust. You will have gained a broad range of professional experience of working with a variety of educational settings beyond your own school.

Your previous experience as a Head Teacher, Head of School, Head of Curriculum & Learning or another similar senior position within an educational environment, will enable you to work alongside the Trusts capable and highly motivated school leaders to embed the Trusts Ethos and high standards in all aspects of school life.


• Work closely with the Education Director and the principals to shape and embed world class teaching and learning that imbibes the unique ethos and a vision of high standards and ambition for all in the schools

• Provide capacity, support, challenge and advice to school leaders to build and sustain highly effective schools with a strong culture of continuous improvement

• Line manage Primary Principals

• Ensure full implementation of the Academies operating model (OP) for teaching and learning and keep the curriculum under review to ensure it provides creative and exciting contexts for learning

• Provide school inspection support, alongside the Education Director, and where appropriate commission school reviews

• Monitor effective implementation of the follow-up improvement actions arising from school reviews, inspections or investigations

• Support the principals to carry out robust performance management

• Respond effectively to the specific operational and developmental needs of each school, including performance management, delivery of key priorities and school accountabilities

• Provide a short-term interim school principal role, in the very rare circumstances where this might be necessary and the school lacks internal capacity

• Keep the Education Director informed of the status of each school’s successes, immediate risks, and opportunities to ensure that the Trusts dashboard accurately informs short-term planning and resources of the Board

• Contribute to the development and implementation of central policies and projects for the schools as and when so required

• Report to the Standards Committee of the Board about school performance and effectiveness


• Successful school leader with proven track record as a head teacher (or equivalent role) with experience of highly effective schools and improving standards

• An exemplary classroom practitioner able to model best pedagogical practice and establish positive relationships with young people

• Strong grasp of whole-school curriculum organisation, strategies and practice that leads to achievement and high standards for all

• A strong grasp of current educational issues, including the most up to date research on developing high impact professional teams leading teaching and learning

• Current experience of school improvement and new Ofsted Inspection Framework

• Excellent knowledge, understanding and skills of data analyses, interpretation and applications for improving standards

• Track record of turning vision into reality by creating a culture of high performance and excellence

• Proven experience of improving performance of senior leaders and sustaining high morale

• Personal drive to secure all-round development and well-being of children

• Commitment to advancing the distinctive ethos and vision of the schools

• Ability to inspire professionals and create high performing teams

• Able to influence ideas and opinions to achieve the desired improvements

• Exceptional oral and written communication, and presentation skills

• Highly developed interpersonal skills


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