Head of School Strategy and Performance, Wakefield

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Wakefield CouncilWakefield

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Head of School Strategy and Performance

Wakefield Council
Competitive salary

Wakefield is keen to maintain and extend positive progress across all aspects of education provision to ensure continually improved outcomes for all learners.  We’ve been developing new and exciting ways to deliver school support functions to respond to the on-going changes in the sector. 

We are now seeking an ambitious, determined, and highly effective senior leader to join our team as Head of School Strategy and Performance. You will lead:

  • a team to deliver challenge and support to schools and settings to increase the proportion of children and young people attending good or better schools in Wakefield,
  • key services including school improvement, governor services, school organisation, 14-19, early years and traded services, and 
  • the development and creation of a strong and positive culture of partnership and achievement.

We are looking for a leader with senior experience in education; drawn from work with schools, Local Authorities or Multi Academy Trusts, someone with a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the sector, as well as a strong background in partnership and multi-agency working.  You will need a good understanding of the statutory and regulatory frameworks for education and Local Authorities and the ability to develop and maintain credibility with elected Members, Headteachers, Principals, Chief Executives of Multi-Academy Trusts, senior managers across the Council, and other partner agencies, while supporting and enabling the improvement of educational standards for all Wakefield’s learners. In return, you will be part of a diverse, dynamic, and high performing Senior Leadership Team and will lead initiatives and services which have a real and direct impact upon the life chances of the children and young people of Wakefield. 

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Steve Guest at Solace 020 7976 3311. To find out more, please visit http://www.ourwakefield.co.uk/

Closing date: 9am, Monday 23rd April 2018.



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