Head of School Improvement

Closing date:

West Sussex County Council
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus relocation expenses
Contract term: Permanent

Based in Chichester, working across West Sussex

Are you able to confidently add value, create energy and inspire your peers and partners in education to further develop the West Sussex family of education providers to continually raise standards?

Do you share our commitment to delivering our vision on improving educational outcomes in West Sussex by championing all our children and young people!

As the Head of Service you will report to the Director for Education & Skills and be a key member of the Education and Skills Leadership team. You will provide strategic leadership and operational excellence to raise educational standards and drive forward the changing relationship with schools and other education providers. You will set the standard for greater engagement with colleagues across the local authority to provide all children and young people in West Sussex with the best start in life; thus enabling them to be ready for school and ready for work.

You will work with key stakeholders, particularly Headteachers and Governors, to establish a clear and challenging vision for intervention which balances support and challenge and provide inspirational leadership of the School Improvement Service towards securing a high quality and sustainable service. A key priority will be driving system-wide change in the development of an inclusive education culture.

The role will require a considerable amount of travel across the county and is not restricted to set hours. There will be an expectation that the successful candidate will attend some evening meetings and may be asked to deputise for the director in certain circumstances alongside other senior leadership team members.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Nick Raper on (0)7715 690463 or Reece D’Alanno on 020 7332 7895. For more information and to apply please access www.penna.com  

Closing date: 9am Monday 25th September

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More about West Sussex County Council
Address: County Hall, West Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1243 777100