Director of Secondary Education, Grantham with regional travel

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David Ross Education TrustGrantham with regional travel

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £85,000 - £95,000 pa depending on experience plus a generous benefits package
Contract term: Permanent

Do you want to improve the life chances of young people? Do you have the leadership capabilities, vision and drive to shape and the Trust’s World Class Education Strategy?

There has never been a more exciting time to join the David Ross Education Trust, with our organisational aims and mission in place, we are embarking on an ambitious and strategically focused programme of activity to deliver World Class Education to all our students across the trust.

Our Story

We are recognised as a one of the 11 system leaders for education across England. We are committed to giving every student attending one of our schools a world-class education. An education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities. Our network of 34 unique and diverse academies is committed to delivering academic rigour, driven by talented, dedicated and inspiring teachers who help our students fulfil their true potential.

We have inspirational leaders, working collaboratively to improve the education outcomes and experiences of young people.

We offer world class varied enrichment programmes unrivalled in the state sector. It covers sports, arts, music and personal development, encouraging all our young people to explore new areas, develop their passion and discover their talent. In 2016/17 we had 154,707 student visits to sports or enrichment sessions or fixtures.

88% of primary school children now attend a school that has been rated Good or Outstanding since joining the Trust in comparison to 32% on conversion.

Over three-quarters of the Trust’s secondary schools that have been inspected since joining the Trust are also now ranked Good or Outstanding.

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Ideal Candidate

We are seeking for an inspirational and experienced Educational Leader, who is exceptionally creative and driven to deliver and implement the Trust’s Education Strategy.

You will possess a strong grasp of the current educational landscape, including keeping on top of latest trends and innovation in the enhancement of education provision, both in the classroom and outside it.

A successful senior educational leader with a strong track record in delivering strategic and operational excellence, you will have experience of raising standards, both as a Head Teacher/Principal and in a wider leadership role, most likely within a multi-academy trust structure.

Your leadership style, commitment and drive will inspire and motivate your team to deliver their goals and continuously raise standards, in pursuit of World Class educational excellence across all our academies.


Based in the picturesque market town of Grantham, you will have the opportunity to work across a geographically and demographically diverse network of academies.

Why you should apply

If you want to utilise your exceptional leadership skills, and be part of a Team to create a World Class Education experience, which will have a profound and lasting impact on the lives of over 12,000 young people, then please get in touch.

Our application process

To have a confidential chat please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Paul Aristides (020 7426 3987 / or Estelle Woods (07482 721078 /

Please visit the Gatenbysanderson website for further information and to apply,

The Trust is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Closing date: 5 January 2018

Job location

More about David Ross Education Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 2 Hill Court, Turnpike Close, Swingbridge Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7XY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1476 566801