School Improvement Lead

Attain Academy Partnership, Chelmsford
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Job Ref No. ECC0-1L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: LS8 LS21
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/04/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: 21/04/21  

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School Improvement Lead - Attain Academy Partnership (L8-21)

Are you an outstanding practitioner with a vision for inspirational educational provision?

Do you believe that every child has unlimited potential?


Attain Academy Partnershipis a family of primary schools who works as a team to provide an outstanding education for all children in all schools, relevant to the world in which they live. We aim to develop:


• Ambitious, capable learners who are resilient and independent
• Enterprising, creative contributors who have a real love of learning
• Ethical, informed citizens who value differences and inclusivity
• Healthy, confident individuals who contribute to a mutually supportive environment


We're looking for an outstandingleaderwith the ability to inspire and motivate others on how improved practice on assessment, curriculum and continuing professional development (CPD) can deliver school improvement, better pupil outcomes and higher staff engagement and well-being. You will have an excellent understanding of the evidence base and latest thinking on assessment, curriculum design and CPD and how to translate this into practice in schools.


You will be a role model for CPD and a champion for the importance of effective assessment and curriculum practice. You will be driven by ensuring your work has an impact on the quality of education and pupil outcomes, and have experience in embedding frameworks for impact evaluations in schools. A track record of securing improved outcomes for those eligible for pupil premium and pupils with special educational needs and disability through your school improvement work is a given.


You will look forward to seizing responsibility and accountability for shaping, communicating and delivering the Trust's strategic priorities on shared assessment and curriculum practice, developing professional learning communities and CPD that impacts on performance and staff progression. You will have experience of delivering these using well-developed leadership and team-working skills.


This is a stimulating and rewarding opportunity to use your expertise to drive the strategic direction of the Trust, working closely with senior leaders and teachers, and to develop thinking, improve practice and demonstrate impact that should be shared inside and outside of the Trust.
A full list of responsibilities is detailed in the job description and person specification.

About Attain Academy Partnership

It is an exciting time to join us with a new five-year strategy setting the direction of the Trust over the coming years. The vision statement is expressed in the following six words: "Working together towards success for all"
Professional development and staff engagement are key to our growing success and we continually invest in our staff through effective communication and feedback, appraisal and training and development opportunities. As a Trust we treat our staff as our biggest asset in our journey to becoming an employer of choice.
Attain was established in 2013, the founder school being Newlands Spring Primary School. We are now a family of seven local primaries with recent permission granted by the Secretary of State to build a new school in Witham.
A key priority for the Trust is ensuring that all pupils, regardless of background or where they go to school, aim high and have equal access to a high-quality education which equips them with the knowledge, skills and understanding to realise their ambitions.
This is full time qualified teaching post based at across the Trust, with contractual enrolment to the Teachers Pension Scheme.


If you have any questions regarding this position or would like to arrange a visit to one of our schools please contact HR@attain.essex.sch.uk in the first instance


Closing date for applications: Monday 12th April at noon

Information about the School

Attain Academy Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, culture, or disability. You must be a UK resident, have the right to work in the UK, and be willing to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Our Vision: Working together towards success for all

Attain Academy Partnership aims to provide an outstanding education for all children in all schools, relevant to the world in which they live. We would like all members of Attain to become: • Ambitious, capable learners who are resilient and independent • Enterprising, creative contributors who have a real love of learning • Ethical, informed citizens who value differences and inclusively • Healthy, confident individuals who contribute to a mutually supportive environment We want to create a community of outstanding schools with the highest aspiration and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for all our learners:

o An unshakable belief in the intrinsic value of every individual within our community o Exciting and creative climates for learning within a safe and supportive environment o Sustainable collaboration and sharing of best practice o Personal and professional development for all members of staff o Accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships

We believe: o That every pupil deserves a good education that enables them to be the best they can possibly be o That every individual in our community of schools (our pupils, staff, families and friends) is important and has something to contribute o In building an exciting and creative climate for learning within a safe and supportive environment o In working together and sharing best practice o In ensuring the personal and professional development for all members of staff so that they have a rewarding and a fulfilling career within our community of schools o In accountability based on honesty and responsibility in all our relationships

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Sarah Orley
c/o Newlands Spring Primary and Nursery School
Dickens Place, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 4UU
Telephone: 01245 442031
Email: HR@attain.essex.sch.uk

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