Trust-wide Primary Subject Lead – English, All regions

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David Ross Education TrustAll regions

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: to £60k
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Our primary focus? Excellence.

Trust-wide primary subject lead – English 

to £60k

Passionate about the quality of English teaching in primary schools? It’s time to take the lead. 

This is an excellent opportunity to shape English education across a network of primary schools, as part of a leading education trust. If you’ve got a track record of supporting and enhancing excellent, inspiring and effective English teaching, it’s the ideal next step for your career, allowing you to develop your reputation as a visible and valued subject expert across our academies.

We want to hear from English Subject Leaders who can inspire others, and demonstrate an exemplary record of delivering improved student outcomes. With significant classroom experience and a strong background in successful English teaching, you must have been English lead for your school (or a number of schools), and possibly also a local authority moderator for English. It’s essential that you can show a high level of leadership across classes and schools.

The role’s success relies on effective change management and transformational learning, so you will bring experience of standardised practices, management, monitoring, evaluation and leadership of quality teaching and learning to achieve outstanding student outcomes. Already on the leadership ladder, this role will enable you to build on your experience of “whole school” improvement strategies to deliver positive outcomes and lasting impact across the broadest canvas. 

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape change in a positive, collaborative way, working both strategically and practically to model good practice in schools, where required. Your engaging, versatile and considerate approach will allow you to build influence and forge positive connections with a wide range of stakeholders.

While the role is region-wide, we are prepared to be flexible on the specific geographical range for the right candidate.

About the David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust is committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country. Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust works with 34 primary and secondary schools across the country, ranging from small rural primaries with around 50 children, to much larger secondary schools in urban areas. Working together, with a shared ethos and values, our close-knit family of schools allows pupils to begin and continue their world-class academic journey throughout primary and secondary school within the David Ross Education Trust.

David Ross Education Trust's 20 primary academies, located across the South, Midlands, East and North of England, are improving and strengthening at every level. Phonics results and outcomes against Expected Standard and Greater Depth Standard are all improving significantly, meaning that we are making huge progress in communities across the country. The foundations are therefore in place for us to now be the leading multi-academy trust in terms of primary performance. That’s the next step of our journey, and we look forward to welcoming talented and passionate professionals to join us.

For more information, please visit dret-primary.co.uk For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Jo Fish or David Gooda at Navigate, our recruitment partner on 0113 287 8445. 

Closing date: noon, 12 April.



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: 2 Hill Court, Turnpike Close, Swingbridge Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7XY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1476 566801

The David Ross Education Trust is a network of unique and diverse academies, committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country. Recognised as one of 11 system leaders nationwide, the Trust works with 34 primary and s...