Head of Learning & School Improvement, Oxford

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Oxfordshire County CouncilOxford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £66,089 - £78,108
Contract term: Fixed Term

Raise standards. Build aspirations. Drive achievement.

We want every pupil to excel at every stage of education: to gain the confidence, skills and grades they need for the best possible start in life. We’ve already begun an exciting transformation with the goal of raising attainment. Now we need a Head of Learning & School Improvement to spearhead development – and create better futures for young people.

With a budget of £1.2m and a supportive leadership team, you’ll strive for the best possible educational outcomes for our county’s children. It’s a chance to work directly with schools and  partners  to build fantastic relationships. You’ll lead our strategy to improve performance in all settings at all levels.

In Oxfordshire, our approach is very much led by our schools. And with a broad mix of maintained, free schools, academies and private institutions, you’ll have the opportunity to work with varied partners. You’ll also be the link for a number of key bodies, including the Teaching School Alliance and Strategic Schools Partnership. Together, you’ll make sure that statutory duties for Education Quality and inclusion are met. You’ll also go further and establish early intervention strategies for schools that cause concern. You’ll ensure that action is taken quickly, and oversee the development of traded improvement services for schools across the region too.

Perhaps you’re a head teacher or a leader in Education. Either way, you’ll be experienced in – and inspired by – the chance to drive school standards and  improvement.  This means you’re familiar with relevant policies, children’s services agendas and successful school improvement models. What’s more, you bring proven management skills and a gift for collaborative working. Articulate, analytical and a focused, strategic thinker, you’ll be a respected partner for elected members, governing bodies, head teachers and a range of service providers.

None of our schools should be rated less than ‘Good’. If you can make that happen please visit http://executive.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/ for more information.

For a confidential discussion please ring Anthony Hopkin on 02073327811 or Carol Coyle on 02073327806 at Penna.

Closing date: 2nd January 2018

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Address: Education Dept, New Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 792422