Specialist Leader in Education – English
Start date: September 2018
Fixed term for one year in the first instance
Salary: Leadership scale L11-15
Northern Schools Trust is seeking to appoint a Specialist Leader in Education for English, to work within the Trust and be deployed directly into schools to support the raising of standards. Within our Trust we have an innovative mix of traditional academies, UTCs and a Studio school.
Working closely with the senior leadership teams of each schools, you will provide innovative leadership and challenge to ensure that our schools secure rapid and sustainable improvement in how they vision and deliver literacy programmes to our students. Whilst putting in place activities and processes to improve our outcomes within English we are looking for someone who can introduce a love of reading into our school communities.
You will have
• a successful track record of working effectively within your own school and/or across a group of schools, or working with a range of leaders within a single school
• evidence of successfully using coaching and/or facilitation skills to bring about sustainable improvements
• excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• a good understanding of what constitutes ‘outstanding’ in your field of expertise and the ability and confidence to communicate this
• a good understanding of how your specialism and skills can contribute to wider school improvement goals
• an analytical approach in identifying and prioritising needs
• the ability to set and establish new and innovative working practices
• the ability to grow leadership capacity in others
You will be an outstanding teacher, with a track record of excellent results and will have the potential to embed good practice and build capacity. We require a colleague who is committed to high standards of learning and student progress, who can help our students to reach their potential. You need to be comfortable with being held accountable and thrive in our challenging and aspirational culture.
Applicants will be expected to share our high aspirations and expectations for students and employees. If you are a dedicated professional and want to support our Trust through the next stage of its exciting developments, please visit www.northernschoolstrust.co.uk
Application Forms and further details can be downloaded from https://northernschoolstrust.co.uk/careers/
Closing date: 10am on 21st May 2018