Director of School Improvement & Deputy CEO, North Yorkshire

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Areté Learning TrustNorth Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L28: to be determined dependent on experience and expertise
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of School Improvement & Deputy CEO

Terms and Conditions: > L28: to be determined dependent on experience and expertise

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer      

Location: Northallerton, Richmond & Stokesley, All ALT Schools

The Director of School Improvement will have responsibility for the leadership and performance of the secondary schools within the trust and ensure that the schools’ leaders receive the appropriate balance of challenge, support and professional development in order to secure the highest quality of education for all of our students.   

Candidates for the role must possess the following attributes and qualifications:

• Degree, qualified teacher status with experience of Headship or an equivalent level of leadership.

• Dynamic professional leader with a strong track record of school improvement.

• Experienced in the development of strategies and in ensuring their implementation through collaboration with headteachers in setting clear plans, objectives and outcomes.

• Ability to support and develop staff at all levels to achieve success and accept responsibility for outcomes.

• An innovator in educational provision through enquiry-led practice.

• Capable of forging strong relationships through outstanding leadership which promotes and enhances student success.

• Pro-active in addressing underperformance.

• Skilled at developing and refining informative reporting of schools’ performance.

• Confident and effective communicator who leads by example and with the ability to motivate.

• Ability to identify talent and to foster it.

• Disciplined, organised and capable of taking tough decisions.

• Inspirational and highly motivated in the achievement of ambitious standards.


The closing date for the receipt of applications is Wednesday 11th March 2020

Interviews are likely to take place the week commencing Monday 23rd March 2020


Applications from candidates with experience in, and/or an understanding of, working within a public sector environment, particularly education, would be welcomed.

Applicants should complete the application form in the application pack. Please include with the form a statement in which you make clear the impact you have made in your most recent role and the ways in which your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role. Please note that we are seeking evidence of effective leadership; we want to know what you have learned, the impact you have had and what you might do differently in the future.



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Station Road, Stokesley, North Yorkshire, TS9 5AL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1642 710050