Regional Directors of Primary Education - Central and Southern Regions, Central/Southern Region

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David Ross Education TrustCentral/Southern Region

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Start date: 1 January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: c£80,000pa
Contract term: Permanent

The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for two Regional Directors of Primary Education for our Central and Southern regions.

The David Ross Education Trust is a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary, grammar and special schools across England, from the Olympic Park in London, through the East Midlands, Grimsby, Humber, to East Riding and North Yorkshire.  We employ over 2,000 people focused on raising standards of education and creating life opportunities for all 13,000 of the young people in our network.  Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

About the role

Regional Directors are senior leaders in the Trust Primary Education Team, leading high quality education delivery across a group of regionally grouped academies, line managing Principals, setting and delivering stretching academic targets, and leading academy improvements across a region, as well as Trust-wide.

The Trust now seeks a number of passionate and inspiring Regional Directors of Primary Education to support and collaborate with the Director of Primary Education, fellow Regional Directors and Trust-wide Subject Leaders, further increasing the Trust’s capacity to provide an outstanding education to pupils. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a leading educator wanting to develop their career as part of a rapidly improving, system leading Trust, where annual improvement is more than double the national average.


Regional Directors of Primary Education report to the Director of Primary Education, who has overarching responsibility for all Trust primary academies. Key (but not all) responsibilities include:

  • To directly line manage a regional group of Principals / Headteachers
  • To hold Principals/Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Governors to account for the performance of their academies
  • To quality assure all aspects of academy operations and performance
  • To analyse academy performance, diagnose issues, broker support, monitor impact and build outstanding leadership capacity within schools
  • To develop - with academy leaders - ambitious, challenging and focused strategic academy improvement plans 
  • To work with Primary academies to support the effective impact of leadership on improving the quality of teaching and its impact on learning 
  • To be the professional lead Trust-wide for a key area: SEND, assessment, CPD (specify preference in covering letter)
  • To identify best practice from within the Trust and from outstanding external providers and ensure this is shared and embedded across the Trust
  • To undertake periods of interim and / or Executive Headship where critical intervention may be required in a hub academy

About you

  • A logical, structured  thinker who is focused on non-negotiable Trust-wide quality standards,      research-proven approaches and use of evidence to drive decision-making
  • Passionate about realising the potential of all our pupils
  • Experienced in a senior educational role, most likely as Executive Headteacher, in a school improvement capacity or regional / system leadership role
  • Proven success in school transformation, able to articulate sustainable impact and improvements in both progress and attainment
  • Ability to contribute to Trust-wide strategy and up-to-date with the latest developments in the Education sector
  • Demonstrates ambition, drive, courage and aspiration
  • Able to lead and to inspire followership among senior educators within the Trust
  • Experienced and successful Principal/Head Teacher with a passion for system development and leadership
  • Qualified Teacher status

Salary & Benefits

  • c£80,000pa
  • Access to Teachers’/Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 30 days annual leave plus public holidays

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Rosemary Sullivan at

Apply now

To submit your CV and covering letter, please click on ‘apply for job’.  The closing date for applications is midnight on Thursday 22nd November 2018.  Interviews to be held weeks commencing 26th November and 3rd December 2018.

The David Ross Education Trust Academy 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.

Job location

More about David Ross Education Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Charnwood College, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1509 320148
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The David Ross Education Trust is a network of unique and diverse academies, committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country. Recognised as one of 11 system leaders nationwide, the Trust works with 34 primary and s...