Director of Education, Derbyshire

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Start date: ASA
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership L20 to L25
Contract term: Permanent

Director of Education 

Full-time, Permanent 

Do you want to make an impact for students in a Multi-Academy Trust? 

QEGSMAT are offering a unique and rewarding opportunity for an experienced senior leader who wishes to make the next step in their career. We are seeking to appoint a Director of Education to work with all Academies within the Trust to improve standards linked to our Education Improvement Framework - 

The successful candidate will join the QEGSMAT Leadership team and will work in close collaboration with the Executive Headteacher/CEO, Director of Finance and Operations and the Director of Education. The Trust has a dedicated Central Team who provide advice, guidance and support to all academies who you can meet here - The Trust has grown significantly and this post is vital to add capacity and improve life chances of all staff, students and pupils. 

As a candidate, you will need to be a leader with significant experience who can turn potential into performance with a proven track record of doing so. The Trust is looking for someone who will lead improvement and ensure every young person has the best education possible. The individual will need to be determined, charismatic and inspirational with a proven track record of impact. You will be innovative and forward thinking ensuring that young people in the Trust’s schools thrive. Your passion for teaching and learning will be underpinned by your leadership and you will put students at the heart of everything you do. 

This is an exciting opportunity for career development within a proactive and innovative MAT which currently has the following Academies: 

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School – joined 1st April 2017 
  • Waterhouses CE Primary Academy – joined 1st April 2017  
  • Springfield Junior School – joined 1st June 2017 
  • City of Derby Academy – joined 1st September 2017 
  • Castle View Primary School – joined 1st February 2018 

Our ideal candidate will be required to be an inspirational leader: 

  • Be passionate about delivering high quality T&L to all students 
  • Have a proven track record of success, and raising student achievement from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’  
  • Develop meaningful partnerships with others 
  • Understand and respond to changes within the education sector 
  • Be organised, energetic and committed 
  • Have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of our students. 

At QEGSMAT we believe and promote that exceptional workforce create exceptional results; they transform lives and transform futures. They support every pupil to achieve their full potential and become a confident, resilient and compassionate individual who can make a positive contribution to society.
QEGSMAT is committed to providing first-rate training and development to all of our staff within this evolving Trust. We are committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

We are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. 

Appointment is subject to a clear DBS check to an enhanced level.

If you would like to be part of this exciting new project, please visit where you will find the application form and recruitment pack.

To apply for this position please send your completed application form to 

Closing date: 25th March 2018 

Proposed Interview date: 10th April 2018 

Salary: Leadership L20 to L25
Start Date: As soon as possible

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More about QEGSMAT
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, The Green Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1EP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1283 217855

Welcome to the QEGSMAT. We are a growing group of  academies based in Derbyshire, Derby City and Staffordshire. Established  at the start of 2017, our Trust is based on a set of actions defined by  our students; ‘Question, Explore, Giv...