Director of History, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire

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Brooke Weston TrustNorthamptonshire, Cambridgeshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L15, depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Brooke Weston Trust is offering an exciting opportunity to an exceptional practitioner to lead, drive and develop the educational provision across our multi-academy trust in history. You will play a major role in ensuring students in our family of schools receive stimulating, high quality teaching and achieve excellent outcomes.   

Working at both a strategic and operational level, you will work closely with all our secondary academy Principals and Heads of Department across the Trust, playing a crucial role in developing the direction, capacity and resources of your subject to ensure the provision in our academies becomes and remain highly effective. Line-managed by the link Executive Principal, you will have access to an appropriate budget to support your work.   

The Trust Director of History post represents a first class opportunity for a proven specialist wanting to extend their experience and develop the leadership skills essential for a successful career within a MAT-led education system of the future.  If you are an outstanding teacher and have previous strong experience as a successful Head of Department, AST, SLE or equivalent, our Trust Director post would enable you to maintain close links with classroom practice whilst further developing your leadership potential within a supportive environment.  

You would be based at one of our secondary sites but would work across our family of academies as necessary. We believe it is important that Trust Directors of Subject continue to teach some classes of their own to ensure they maintain credibility with their peers and provide an evidence base of outstanding practice for others to visit.  

About Brooke Weston Trust 

Brooke Weston Trust is a well-established and successful MAT predominantly based in Northamptonshire with 8 of our schools in this county and a further two schools in Wisbech Cambridgeshire. We operate an outstanding teaching school which serves the needs of our locality and is the focus of support for our 5 secondary and 5 primary academies.   

Our mission as a Trust is to transform educational underperformance by making long term commitments to communities to improve achievement. We champion new approaches to improve life chances for young people. Our five core values shape every aspect of our culture – Ambition for All, High Expectations, Excellent Teaching and Learning, Working Together and Contributing to Society. We believe in the importance of a relentless determination to succeed. Our students are supported to fully achieve their potential and live rewarding lives. We value each student equally and ensure that no-one is left behind.  We have high expectations of every student and staff member in our Trust family. We believe in the virtues of professionalism, hard work and commitment.  As part of this, everyone knows they must live up to the trust that we place in them.   

Our staff share an absolute commitment to ensure each child in the Trust’s care receives the best possible education. We teach under the guiding principle of: ‘Is this good enough for my child?’ at all times.  As a Trust, our schools work together to support each other, develop innovative ideas and share best practice. Our schools, students and staff take pride in their role in society and work hard to benefit their communities.   

By joining Brooke Weston Trust you are joining an organisation with integrity and professionalism that is totally committed to improving the life chances for all students, irrespective of their background or starting points.     

How to apply 

If you think you can contribute to our organisation we welcome your application. Applicants are required to complete an application form as CVs will not be accepted.  For further information about the role, please follow the below link.     

W: Brooke Weston Trust Careers  

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Academy.  The Academy is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a DBS Check.

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More about Brooke Weston Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Coomb Road, Great Oakley, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 8LA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1536 397000
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