Director of Education, London

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Academies Enterprise TrustLondon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Attractive salary commensurate with the requirements of the role
Contract term: Permanent

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the country, with an annual budget in the region of £230 million and almost 6000 employees. The Trust supports a national network of 66 primary, special and secondary academies and educates 35,000 children across England. This is therefore a significant opportunity for an educationalist to have a real impact on the English educational landscape, and with it, the lives of thousands of children.

With the appointment of a new Chair, Chief Executive and other new posts being created on the senior leadership team, the Trust is undergoing some significant change which will herald a new era. A new turnaround plan for the Trust has received government support and, as part of this review, The Director of Education is one of the new posts which has been created. This person will work alongside the Directors of Primary and Secondary and will be accountable to the Group Chief Executive for ensuring the best possible educational outcomes for young people from the ages of 3-19.

AET is seeking an experienced and innovative senior education professional, with a record of successful strategic leadership. Candidates will, ideally, have experience of working across multiple schools to deliver results as well as an understanding of raising standards with measurable outcomes and clear evidence, ideally gained in a successful local authority or academy trust. Areas of responsibility will include challenge and intervention, education advisors, school’s governance, talent development, business intelligence and data, curriculum development & support and innovation & learning.

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS.

Saxton Bampfylde is acting as an employment agency advisor to Academies Enterprise Trust on this appointment. Candidates can find out more and apply through our website at using reference BAMDG. Alternatively email  or telephone 020 7227 0890 (during office hours).

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 10 July 2017.

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More about Academies Enterprise Trust
Address: 3rd Floor, 183 Eversholt Street, Kings Cross, London, NW1 1BU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 947 5700
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 We are the largest multi-academy trust in England, with 64 primary, secondary and special schools across the country. We are the only truly national, all-ages trust with academies in the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Midlands, London, W...