- L.E.A.D. Academy Trust

Executive Headteacher - Secondary Schools

Closing date: 01/12/2015
Salary: £ Highly competitive (negotiable upon experience and track record)

Job description:

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an Executive Headteacher to lead on school improvement and quality assurance strategies across a group of secondary academies. They will also lead on the preparation and submission of bids for free schools and new builds.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and qualified professional with drive, ability and creativity who can make a real and direct impact upon children’s learning.

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

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the support, advice and guidance that enables the academies to succeed. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an outstanding practitioner who can raise standards with proven experience of accelerating progress;
  • 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 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 leadership 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.


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

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.

How to apply:

For an application pack please click on the link below, or alternatively contact Ayshia Broughton by emailing ayshia.broughton@leadacademytrust.co.uk or telephoning 0115 8225440.  

Application Pack

As part of the application process, you will need to complete a letter of application to the Chief Executive, detailing how you meet the requirements of the role. Please keep your letter to no more than 2 sides of A4.


Closing date: 12.00 noon on Tuesday 1st December 2015



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