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The Shaw Education TrustStaffordshire

St Martins School, Derby

The Shaw Education Trust Board of Trustees seeks applications from excellent candidates for this incredible opportunity.

We are keen to appoint an outstanding colleague to this exciting post. It is a wonderful opportunity for a proven leader to make a lasting impact on children’s life chances and to help guide them on their individual journeys to happy, successful and fulfilling futures. We will provide and encourage opportunities to be innovative, creative and ground-breaking. Through your exemplary leadership and aspirational ambition, St Martins School will support our pupils to achieve their very best. Your inspirational energies will harness a collective motivation which will trigger accelerated performance and awesome outcomes for our young people.

St Martins is a happy, safe and caring learning community where relationships are built on mutual respect and everyone is valued. Within our aspirational environment learning empowers everyone, through hard work and positive contribution, towards independence and a successful future.

St Martins joined the Shaw Education Trust in May 2020. Within the main school the age range of our students is 11 – 16 years (Year 7 – Year 11). There is also provision for 16-19 year olds in our Horizons 6th Form, which is based in Derby City Centre, and our Skills For Life Group which is based in school. We run a DFN Project SEARCH, a supported internship programme for post 19 students. The school is situated in Derby and we have excellent relationships with the Local Authority. There are 205 students currently on roll. St Martins is co-located on a shared site with Noel Baker, a mainstream secondary school, on the Derwent Campus. Within this exciting environment we have developed a creative and ambitious curriculum which is underpinned by the five key elements of the SHAPE-concept.

More information about the school can be found at St Martins School Derby | Special Educational Needs | SEN

More information about Shaw Education Trust can be found at Home - Shaw Education (

We want the very best for our children, is this you? If so we would love to hear from you: let’s create something special.

If you would like to visit the school please contact Victoria Theobald at

If you should like a discussion about the post, please contact: Phil Harrison, Regional Director via

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.


Closing Date: Monday 1st February 2021 at 11am

Shortlisting: Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Interviews:  Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February 2021



To apply please complete the SET application form.


Your supporting statement should address and evidence the selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification. This should be completed in font size 11 and be no longer than 2 sides of A4.


Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted in lieu of a full application.

Preferred method of submitting applications is via email to the email address

However, completed application forms may be returned to:-

Jo Collingwood


SET HR Business Partner

Shaw Education Trust

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