Director of Standards (Secondary)

Education Support Team (Nottinghamshire)

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Director of Standards (Secondary)

Competitive salary

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 20th February 2023

Interview Monday 27th February

The Role is a combination of school improvement, governance and strategic system leadership. It will involve working primarily with secondary academy senior leaders for standards as well as Principals, other senior and middle leaders and practitioners to effectively self-evaluate and deliver high quality education provision, through robust and ambitious improvement work. 

Your duties will include working across all secondary academies with members of the secondary team, which consists of two Education Directors, a Director of Vocational Curriculum, two Directors of T&L, a Director of Attendance and Behaviour and two advisers who support with Careers & Employability. The team is also supported by the Trust’s Data Manager to ensure the very best outcomes for pupils. The main purpose of the role is to:

  • Provide the vision and leadership to support academies to continue to improve outcomes within the secondary phase, notably for those pupils who face additional barriers such as high levels of disadvantage
  • Take a lead role on the secondary Trust Raising Achievement Board
  • Develop Trust wide strategies and provide bespoke support to Principals and academy leaders on the best ways to improve attainment and progress of pupils
  • Be accountable with other leaders for improving the quality of education across the secondary schools
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with external partners

Whilst there are phase specific teams, GAT has a 3-19 education strategy, with opportunities to work with colleagues from primary and special.

About you: An outstanding an inspirational leader, who is committed to the GAT ethos, with a passion for ensuring that all pupils achieve their potential. You will have a proven track record of raising pupil attainment and progress and an up to date knowledge of secondary education and national policy through recent successful leadership experience as a senior leader or comparable adviser/improvement partner. Ideally, you will have experience across a range of school contexts, including those serving the most disadvantaged communities.

In Return: You will be joining a great team with the opportunity to receive excellent career development opportunities and access to bespoke CPD.

We believe in looking after the people who make a huge difference to our children, their families and the communities we serve. That’s why we give everyone who joins us a Perkbox account – with 24/7 access to perks and discounts, plus curated wellbeing tools to look after your physical and mental health. It’s part of our commitment to look after you.    

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Hundreds of global and local perks, available online 24/7
  • Shopping discounts from the biggest brands, all year round
  • Save money on everything from the supermarket shop to summer holidays
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured

If you share our ethos and wish to be part of a great team, we look forward to hearing from you. To apply, please visit our website. If you would like further information or to talk through the role in further detail, please contact Sarah Mills, Chief Education Officer, by email

We can offer an agile working environment; with a mix of home working and based at our Academies. Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to travel therefore, a full driving licence and own transport is essential.