Director of Education, Central London or Midlands

Closing date:New this week

Creative Education TrustCentral London or Midlands

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary and benefits to attract the best
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

London or Midlands based - with regular travel in the Midlands and East Anglia

Creative Education Trust is a leading national multi-academy trust. Its work is focussed on improving standards of education and life chances for young people in challenged communities in the Midlands and on the East Coast. 

Our unique Knowledge Connected programme, which is woven through the curriculum, aims to prepare young people creatively for the challenges of the 21st century, while our rich cross-trust co-curricular programmes are designed to build cultural capital and foster self-confidence. 

Our long-serving and highly successful Director of Education plans to retire at the end of this academic year. An exciting opportunity now arises for an experienced and inspirational school improver to head up our central education team and work with our school leaders to take Creative Education Trust schools on the next stage of their journey to excellence. 

Our education team has an impressive record of working with school leaders to take schools in challenging circumstances from Grade 4 to Grade 2. All but our newest joiners are now rated Ofsted ‘Good’ (some with outstanding features). We want to leverage our long-standing commitment to curricular innovation and the development of cultural capital to continue to build our network of successful schools under the new inspection framework. Our ambition is to enable our pupils to reach the highest levels of academic achievement and to prepare them for fulfilling lives.

We seek an energetic, imaginative and experienced school improvement professional to lead our education team and to work with the Chief Executive and senior colleagues on the evolution and implementation of our education strategy. 

Candidates should be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of practical school improvement, an ability to combine clear strategic thinking with effective implementation, a deep understanding of the national school accountability regime, and an astute approach to curriculum-led financial planning. In addition, the successful candidate will be a motivational leader with exceptional communication skills and the ability to inspire colleagues to achieve their best.

Closing date – Wednesday 8th January 2020

First Round Interview – Week beginning 20th January 2020

Final Stage Interview – Week beginning 27th January 2020

If you would like to arrange an informal telephone discussion about the role with Marc Jordan, Chief Executive of Creative Education Trust, please contact his PA at

Creative Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake relevant safeguarding checks.

More about Creative Education Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 7 Sicilian House, Sicilian Avenue, London, WC1A 2QR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7378 5760
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