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Chief Executive/Executive Head, Brent

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Compass Learning PartnershipBrent

Salary: Undisclosed

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Date Posted:

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Job reference: GALAZA

Closing date: Friday 11th December 2020


Compass Learning Partnership (CLP) is dedicated to providing a secure, enjoyable, and stimulating place to learn where pupils with complex needs and disabilities can feel proud of what they have achieved. CLP’s schools deliver safe and inclusive provision at all levels, with everything they do and say underpinned by the Nolan Principles. The voice of the children, young people, and families CLP serves is its heartbeat. Located in the London Borough of Brent, the community of CLP is rich in diversity and difference and this is integral to the vision and development of the trust.


Compass Learning Partnership is a multi-academy trust incorporated in March 2019 emanating from the partnership and joint education philosophy developed between two outstanding local special schools in Kingsbury within the London Borough of Brent: The Village School and Woodfield School. The two schools cater for children and young people who have a wide range of complex needs and disabilities across all ages.


The trust is committed to exploring growth and development in the interests of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. CLP will be looking at growth through trust expansion to include further schools, as well as looking to influence and develop provision for post-19 opportunities for the community it serves.


Upon the retirement of Kay Charles, the Trustees are looking to appoint a CEO/Executive Head who will be able to uphold and expand upon Compass Learning Partnership’s vision. The incoming CEO/Executive Head will nurture the successes of CLP’s outstanding schools, while also being ambitious about the trust’s potential future opportunities.


The CEO/Executive Head will be a dynamic and aspirational leader. Candidates will need to demonstrate a passion for CLP’s vision and values and be a true champion of SEND education. Candidates will have the necessary leadership and commercial experience to lead a complex, multi-site organisation, as well as the gravitas and advocacy skills to ensure the trust remains a leader in its field. The CEO/Executive Head will be responsible for working with both Trustees and the local governing body, able to influence stakeholders for the benefit of the trust.


CLP is a diverse and inclusive organisation. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour nationality and ethnic or national origin) religion or beliefs, sex (gender) and sexual orientation.


Compass Learning Partnership are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.


Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Compass Learning Partnership on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference GALAZA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Friday 11th December.

More about Compass Learning Partnership

Type: English SEN Schools & Colleges

Address: C/O Landau Baker Limited, Mountcliff House, 154 Brent Street, London, NW4 2DR, United Kingdom