Director of Schools (Primary) - L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Director of Schools (Primary)

Closing date: 11/03/2016
Salary: £ 90,000 - 110,000 (depending on experience)

Job description:

As part of L.E.A.D. Academy Trust’s planned growth strategy, we are seeking to appoint an additional Director of Schools from September 2016 to lead on school improvement and quality assurance strategies across a group of academies.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified professional with drive and creativity, and who is passionate about making a positive difference to children’s learning.

The role would suit someone who has experience of driving positive change in schools and has a proven track record in school improvement.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading support, advice and guidance to enable the Trust’s academies to succeed. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an outstanding leader with proven experience of accelerating progress and raising standards;
  • is experienced at headship level and/or has senior leadership experience in a local authority or national body;
  • has proven experience of whole-school leadership and the ability to communicate a clear vision for school improvement;
  • can effectively evaluate a school’s performance and from their extensive knowledge, can identify appropriate intervention strategies to enhance school standards;
  • can inspire others and lead complex changes across schools;
  • has the ability to work as part of a forward-looking strategic team. 

In return, the successful candidate will:

  • be a member of a strong and dynamic team of professionals;
  • be supported through a comprehensive professional development programme;
  • be provided with excellent career opportunities;
  • be given a highly competitive salary that is negotiable upon experience and track record;
  • have central team support with human resources, finance and IT;
  • enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling working environment.


This is a superb opportunity to develop and progress professionally and to impact upon children’s learning.

If you would like a confidential conversation or to hear more about this exciting role, please contact us on 0115 822 5440.

How to Apply:

You need to submit a fully completed application form, which can be found on our website, supported by a covering letter which details the reasons why you are applying, your current pay and benefits, and details of how your experience meets the requirements outlined in the Candidate Information Pack.

Completed applications should be sent via email to 

Please click on the links below:

Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form 


The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Closing Date: 11 March 2016 at 9.00 am                                    Interview Date: 21 and 22 March 2016

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