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Job Ref No. ECC0-22L Position Type: Director Pay Range: all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Discovery Educational Trust - South Essex - Recruiting for Members

Are you committed to improving the educational experience and outcomes of children, and to supporting a team of dedicated staff in their vital role?

Members act as guardians of governance, sitting at the top of the Trust's organisational structure and holding the Trust Board to account for effective performance.

We welcome applications from people from the wider world of education, or from public, private or charitable organisations, who have a passionate belief in the power of education to transform life chances.

Our Trust currently comprises three very different schools - one in Southend and two in Brentwood. However, its record of successful school improvement has resulted in us being chosen by two primary schools in Brentwood as the Trust that they would like to join. Expansion of our secondary school base is also anticipated in the coming years.

For an informal conversation about the role, or to apply, please contact Mr. Dave

Smith, Member ( Please send a CV with

your application.

More information on the role is available on the Trust website via this

Information about the School

Discovery Educational Trust, formed 23 April 2014, operates two primary and two secondary schools in the South East area of Essex with a combined pupil capacity of 3,985. The schools consists of St Martin's School (Brentwood), Larchwood Primary School (Brentwood), Hogarth Primary School (Brentwood) and Chase High School (Southend).

The Trust is a vibrant partnership of primary and secondary schools, all united in one goal to provide the best possible learning experience and environment not only for our current children but also for the next generation of pupils.

Larchwood Primary School was awarded an Ofsted rating of Outstanding in March 2017 whilst St Martin's achieved a Good in January 2019 with the 16 to 19 study programmes rated Outstanding. Chase High School was inspected more recently and in February 2022 and achieved an Ofsted Good rating across all areas. Hogarth Primary School joined the Discovery Educational Trust in September 2023 with a further Brentwood primary school set to follow by the end of this year.

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

Paul Griffiths
St Martin's House, St Martin's School
Hanging Hill Lane
Hutton, Brentwood
Essex, CM13 2HG
Telephone: 01277 358377

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