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Head of School Improvement (full time)

Pembrokeshire County CouncilPembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire County Council is looking to appoint a Head of School Improvement. 

The post will require you to provide leadership and management of the Council’s work in challenging and supporting high standards in teaching and learning across schools in Pembrokeshire. 

You will provide the Council’s strategic leadership on school improvement, with an emphasis upon ensuring that the Local Authority is an effective systems leader for all our children, fulfilling our statutory responsibilities and maintaining effective relationships with headteachers, education leaders, and Estyn. Using robust data, you will hold schools to account for their performance and fulfil our statutory responsibilities to ensure that schools take action to address areas for concern and drive continuous improvement.

As a member of the Education Senior Leadership Team you will contribute to the formulation of overall strategy, setting policy and performance targets for the service. You will work closely with Elected Members, reporting on the performance of schools on a regular basis to the Performance Management Board and Overview and Scrutiny.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced and dynamic professional with a track record of success, who can develop and deliver new approaches to raising standards for every child in all settings through:

  • Building on success
  • Continuing to develop learning and teaching 
  • Rigorous pursuit of excellence

We are very ambitious for all of our children in Pembrokeshire and we are looking for someone who shares this ambition and who can demonstrate that they:

  • have successful experience of senior leadership within schools and or a local authority which demonstrates impact in raising standards of pupils’ achievement ;
  • can provide strategic leadership for the service in a changing context; 
  • have leading edge knowledge of school improvement and the role of the Local Authority in promoting school improvement;
  • have a thorough understanding, gained from practical experience, of how school performance and standards can be improved;
  • have excellent data analysis and reporting skills;
  • have a highly positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, energy, drive and commitment to achieving our vision that every learner achieves more than they thought possible.
  • Drive the improvement through our strategic plans
  • are able to work with Elected Members and politically sensitive issues

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Steven Richards-Downes Director for Education on 01437 775350 

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for Pembrokeshire's Education and Children's Service. We aim to support vulnerable children and young people to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of all schools

This post is subject to a DBS disclosure check.

Welsh language skills are desirable.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.

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