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Assistant Director of Education: SENDV and Safeguarding

Anglian LearningCambridgeshire

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 inspirational and innovative Assistant Director of Education to this new Trust-wide role.  The postholder will lead the strategic development of SENDV across the Trust and take responsibility for enhancing the provision the Trust makes for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, auditing and sharing best practice as required.  They will work closely with academy leaders to quality assure provision and build capacity to ensure that the goal of the Trust to improve the life chances of SENDV pupils is fully realised.  They will contribute to establishing innovative and successful practice; contributing to wider school improvement activity and will take responsibility as lead professional for safeguarding, quality assuring provision and ensuring a high quality, consistent approach to all aspects of child protection and supporting the welfare and safety of children.

Candidates must be committed to social justice for all children and young people, regardless of background and need, enabling them to be able to fully access and enjoy their education at Anglian Learning academies.  They will need to care passionately about the success and wellbeing of children and young people and be able to inspire others to.  They will need to be able to inspire others to drive for excellence, openly celebrating success and challenging underperformance through rigorous yet respectful leadership.


For further information please download the Assistant Director of Education SENDV and Safeguarding Application Pack from  our website

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

Requests for flexibility in working arrangements/patterns will be considered.

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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