Director of Secondary Education, King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Eastern Multi-Academy TrustKing's Lynn, Norfolk

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £95,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

35 days' annual leave per annum, plus Bank Holidays

The Eastern Multi-Academy Trust require a Director of Secondary Education to join their expanding senior team from September 2018. The successful candidate will work closely with the Principals and Senior Leadership Teams of our Secondary Academies, both of which are based in King's Lynn, as well as the Central Trust team to ensure that all of our students have the tools and support in place to achieve their full potential.

The successful candidate will contribute to developing strategy on a Trust-wide basis to include leadership, curriculum and improvement.

Another key function of this role is to take responsibility as Achievement Director. Additionally, the successful candidate will be accountable for continually delivering excellence and raising standards through effective and inspirational leadership.

The Eastern Multi-Academy Trust is a regionally based Trust with both Primary and Secondary Academies across the East of England. Originally founded as the CWA Academy Trust and sponsored by the College of West Anglia, due to the growth of the Trust and its success, it was decided that the time was right for the Trust to become independent. The Eastern Multi-Academy Trust became an independent body and sponsor in its own right in May 2017.

The first Secondary phase academy, King’s Lynn Academy, opened in 2010. 2014 was a period of rapid growth with two Primary phase Academies: Nelson Academy in Downham Market and Eastgate Academy in Kings Lynn, as well as our Secondary Academy, King Edward VII Academy in King’s Lynn. Southery Academy then joined us in 2016, with North Wootton Academy and Upwell Academy joining us in early 2017.

The Trust has also established a hub of schools during 2017 in the Thetford region: Diamond Academy, Norwich Road Academy, Admirals Academy, West Row Academy, Queensway Academy and Glade Academy with a planned expansion during 2018.

Our family of academies helps us fulfil our desire of establishing a vibrant education system that enthuses young people and supports economic development of the region, raising standards throughout and aiding transition through the system. Our academies promote individual learning through inspirational teaching and challenging lessons, driving up academic standards and achievement rates well above the national levels. This has been particularly recognised with strong Ofsted outcomes in the Primary phase for Nelson Academy (Good) and Eastgate Academy (Outstanding) in 2017, as well as Nelson Academy being in the top 2% of the county for progress.

Like all strong families the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust seeks to offer mutual support to one another, develop shared learning and understanding, collaborate to achieve better outcomes, recognise unique qualities and differences, be positive and aspirational, focus on the successes of individuals and develop a culture of healthy competition.

Skills & Experience

  • Must hold QTS; a management or leadership qualification is desirable
  • Experience at a Senior Level, such as Headship or Principal at a Good or Outstanding school
  • Ofsted Inspector experience would be advantageous


For full details of the role see the candidate information pack below.

To apply, visit: https://cwaacademytrust.ciphr-irecruit.com/templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_368.aspx 

Closing date: 3pm, 6th April 2018.

An enhanced DBS check is essential for any roles with the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust.



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Address: Queen Mary Road, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 4QG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1553 779689
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Eastern Multi-Academy Trust

The Eastern Multi-Academy Trust originally came into being in 2010 as CWA Academy Trust under the sponsorship of the College of West Anglia. Since that time, the Trust has grown from the initial project of King’s Lynn Acad...