Assistant Director of Education, London

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Alpha Plus Group LtdLondon

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


The Alpha Plus Group seeks to deliver the Gold Standard in education. The Gold Standard is the Group’s vision of educational excellence comprising two dimensions: cultural – fostering high aspirations and expectations of staff and pupils; and operational – robust governance through which schools, colleges and central services are simultaneously supported and challenged.  Each of our twenty schools and colleges has its own distinctive ethos but, as a Group, we also have common aims and values. Heads and Principals are responsible for the educational quality of their schools and colleges and we work collaboratively with them to provide support and challenge.  We expect to see strong leadership in each of our schools and we provide training and support to the Heads and their Senior Management Team to facilitate this. We expect to have effective partnerships with parents. We encourage all of our staff to place the welfare of the child at the heart of everything we do. The aim of Alpha Plus is to give every child in our care the best possible start in life.   


The Director of Education leads the Group’s work on governance, educational strategy and inspection.  The Director of Education works collaboratively with schools and colleges to help improve the quality of the curriculum; teaching, learning and assessment; leadership and Continuing Professional Development. An important aspect of the role is to carry out the support and challenge function to schools from all phases, i.e. nurseries through to sixth form colleges. Alpha Plus has 18 forums in different subject and role areas with the aim of sharing best practice. These forums are co-ordinated, and often led, by the Director of Education.  The Director of Education works closely with the Director of Schools and Colleges who has line-management responsibility for the Heads and Principals.      

About the Role 

This role is an exciting opportunity to join Alpha Plus Group as an assistant to the Director of Education. The role will be varied and will require skills of diplomacy and tact as well as an understanding of how best to support schools and colleges in their development.  The role will report directly to the DoE.

The role is intended to be full time but 4 days a week or a term-time only role could be considered.  The salary range is £44,000 - £55,000.

If you would like to discuss this role informally please contact Liz Francis, DoE, at


To apply, please visit the Alpha Plus careers portal to complete an online application. 

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More about Alpha Plus Group Ltd
Address: 50 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 8HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7487 6000