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Executive Director of Education (Secondary)

Unity Schools PartnershipSuffolk

This an exciting opportunity for an excellent leader with a passion for secondary education and its continued improvement. The role will work local and regionally with a remit to influence and shape education nationally.

We are looking for an Executive Director of Education (Secondary) to join our Director of Secondary Education and team of specialist subject advisors to lead secondary school improvement across the current ten secondary schools serving over 7,000 students, as well as contribute and influence all areas of the Trust’s operations.  This is a new high-profile post which comes at an important point in the development of the trust.  We are inviting candidates with extensive educational leadership experience and a knowledge and understanding of creating and maintaining outstanding secondary practice to apply for the role. You will have a background as a Secondary Head and are likely to have been in a leadership role in an existing Multi Academy Trust of more than 3 schools (with at least 2-3 being secondary).

You may have the ambition to become a CEO in your career and for exceptional candidates the role of Deputy CEO maybe available.

The role will take a key part in setting the strategy for the Trust and its daily operations, working very closely with the CEO and executive colleagues. This is an opportunity to help shape the future of secondary education and strive for excellence at a time when the landscape is changing dramatically. An innovative and creative approach is key as well as the ability to influence and build relationships. The Trust is looking for a candidate to match the ambition they have and create a culture of collaboration to achieve it.

Unity Schools Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust of 30 schools, with approval to open four further new schools.  The ambition of Unity Schools Partnership is to achieve a step change in the quality of education provided by primary, secondary and special schools and that its schools are achieving top quartile performance by 2023.

The trust expects its work to be characterised by ethical leadership, an ambition for improvement at pace and the expectation that remarkable improvements can be achieved.

To find out more about this role, please contact Tim Coulson, CEO on or 07388 949917

Closing Date: 9.00 am, Tuesday 25 May 2021

Interviews: Thursday 27 May 2021

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If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply 

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.

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