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Assistant Director Education and Learning

Bracknell Forest CouncilBracknell Forest

A great place to live, learn and thrive

At Bracknell Forest, our ambition is for everyone to be able to access the right opportunities which will enable them to thrive. We have the resources, drive and member support to make this a reality and to do things which make a difference. The People Directorate is key to this approach with real outcomes for real people at the heart of every service we provide.

Education and Learning is key to achieving this ambition, ensuring that our children and young people can reach their full potential through good schools, effective SEN, early years and post 16 provision. Reporting to the newly appointed Executive Director People – Grainne Siggins – you will be a key member of the directorate management team and work in partnership with all 43 schools in the borough. Attainment is good overall and, in many cases, outstanding, but there is still more to be done to ensure we are well above the national average for a borough of our size and economic advantage. As with most councils, we face a challenge around our High Needs Block. However, this offers some exciting opportunities to develop services in an innovative and creative way to meet the needs of our vulnerable children and young people, all of whom deserve the very best. 

Whatever your background, you will come with a deep understanding of schools and school improvement gained at local or national level. You will value and nurture close working relationships with our school and business communities and seek to build on the good work achieved to date through genuine collaboration, support and challenge. Above all you will provide an inspirational educational vision for Bracknell Forest and have the skills to turn this into reality. In return you will find a council willing to listen, learn and change to meet the needs of our residents, now and in the future. 

For further information and to download a candidate pack please visit our website or call our advising consultants at Penna: Carol Coyle 07500 887849, Helen Alwell 07809 905467 or Maggie Hennessy 07877 004648.

Closing date: Friday 26th February 2021

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