Closing date: 13th April 2020
Interview date: 20th and 23rd April 2020 in London
United Learning is a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education and improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve. As one of our Regional Directors for our growing portfolio of secondary academies in the South of England (from Kettering and Swindon through to London and down to the South Coast), you could be at the helm of that ambition.
With the overarching ethos of ‘bringing out the best in everyone’, our collaborative team of Regional Directors are committed to making a transformative impact on the lives of thousands of children and young people. Join us, and you will be entrusted with leading the improvement of a number of our secondary academies in the region, working with school leaders to raise standards and enhance their progress. Passionate about supporting the most exceptional educational opportunities for children, you will deliver the Group’s strategy and vision, translating this into practical guidance and solutions that are individually tailored to each school’s unique requirements.
On a day-to-day basis, we will expect you to line-manage a number of Headteachers. Reporting to the Director of Secondary Education, you will use your previous experience as a Headteacher to support school leaders in developing improvement provisions, often in challenging contexts. We know that the educational profession isn’t easy, but at United Learning, we work as a team, achieving more by collaborating than any single school could on their own. Utilising collective knowledge and facilities to drive visionary results, you will therefore simplify work processes and implement ambitious support programmes, making the most of sector-leading subject specialists, a group-wide curriculum, our group-wide intranet and extensive CPD opportunities. With this support behind you, you will focus on the practicalities of elevating each of your academies to the highest standards.
To make the most of this career-defining opportunity, you will need a strong track record in school leadership, including coaching others and developing effective school improvement strategies. With the chance to oversee group-wide strategic projects, you will bring well-developed relationship-building and influencing skills to the role, and your innovative mindset will deliver impactful change.
United Learning is the largest national group of schools. And as a group, we can reward our staff better. From unique career progression opportunities and better pay to enhanced benefits and a highly-respected wellbeing programme, we will ensure you have the support you need to secure a great work/life balance – all while helping children to succeed.
From Carlisle in the north to Bognor Regis on the south coast, our primary and secondary academies and independent schools are providing an excellent education to young people across the country.
To be a part of this fascinating journey, please contact Beth Walker on Beth.Walker@unitedlearning.org.uk in order to arrange a time to speak with the Director of Secondary Education, Dame Sally Coates.