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Assistant Director of Education: Professional Learning

Anglian LearningCambridgeshire

Required from September 2021

Part time, two days per week

Location: Primarily at Bottisham Village College but with regular travel across Trust sites in Cambridgeshire, West Suffolk and North Essex

Anglian Learning is a high-performing multi-academy trust.  The Trust currently supports 6 secondary and 7 primary schools, educating over 7,000 pupils and employing more than 800 staff.  Our schools are at the heart of their communities and as well as providing a broad, rich and vibrant curriculum to pupils they also provide sporting, community education and other facilities and opportunities to their local community.

Anglian Learning has grown significantly with 6 schools joining the Trust last year and a further primary school joining us in April this year.  We are also planning for the opening of a new primary school, north of Cambridge airport in 2022.

The Vacancy

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of Education: Professional Learning from September 2021.

This is a new role in which the postholder will be primarily responsible for the strategic delivery of the Trust’s Professional Learning provision, developing high quality professional learning programmes for all staff, from their induction through to preparation for academy and executive leadership.  They will play a key role in leading the Trust’s school improvement strategy, contributing to our ambition that every classroom has a great teacher, and that every teacher and every pupil is supported to be their best by the wider team around them. 

The postholder will lead the Trust’s recruitment and retention strategy; the development and maintenance of key networks at local, regional and national level including those linked to the Teaching School Hub, Whole Education, Confederation of School Trusts and others as appropriate; leading our participation in the arrangements for initial teacher training, national professional qualifications and the Early Career Framework; and contributing to the overall strategy for the development of our people.

We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and committed to developing, retaining and recruiting the very best people who will transform the lives of young people, in enabling excellence at all levels and in so doing will make the Trust the gold standard for a culture of continuous, innovative and engaging professional learning.  They will need to inspire others to drive for excellence and champion the needs of children and young people to enable them to thrive. 


For further information please download the Assistant Director of Education Professional Learning Application Pack and an application form from

To apply for the role please complete the application form and send together with a letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4, outlining how your skills and experience will enable you to be successful in this role.  Please send to Kathryn Oliver, Director of HR, at

Start date:           1 September 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 19 April

Anglian Learning are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.  Therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.  The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

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