Director of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

Education Support Team (East Midlands)

This vacancy is now closed


Salary: Competitive

Interviews to be held 4/5 October 2022

Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT), is a large Multi-academy Trust, with 36 academies and over 17,000 pupils.  We focus on transforming the life chances of our pupils by ensuring that every child can succeed, despite the challenges they may face.

As we continue to grow and enhance our school improvement model, this is a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to join our Secondary Education Team, led by a Strategic Director of Academies for Secondary, working across nine academies based in Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Peterborough and Lincolnshire, many with Post 16 provision.

The Role is a combination of school improvement, governance and strategic system leadership. It will involve working primarily with academy senior leaders for the quality of teaching & learning and the curriculum 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 academies working closely with members of the secondary team, which consists of two Education Directors, a Director of Vocational Curriculum and two advisers who support with Careers & Employability. The main purpose of the role is to:

  • To provide the vision and leadership for improving learning within the secondary phase, notably for those pupils who face additional barriers such as high levels of disadvantage
  • To steer the Education Assurance Board alongside the Education Director
  • Develop Trust wide strategies and provide bespoke support to Principals and academy leaders on the best ways to improve teaching, learning 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, improving the quality of teaching and learning and up to date knowledge of secondary education and national policy through recent successful leadership experience as a Principal/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. 

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, Strategic Director of Academies, Secondary by email

In return:

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 license and own transport is essential.

You can be assured that you will be joining a successful Multi Academy Trust that has a great track record in helping children to succeed no matter what their background. The Trust is dedicated to valuing and developing the workforce whether that be through ensuring a fair workload or offering access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance professional growth.

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 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 this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close and interview this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, therefore, all posts within the Trust are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. It is an offence to apply for a role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.