Job Ref No. ECC0-28 Position Type: Director Pay Range: L19-23; £74,811 to £82,383 inc Fringe Allowance
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 06/05/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: 9th and 10th May  

Job Description

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Are you seeking a change from Headship?

Do you have the skills, leadership experience and passion to develop the quality of education across our three Trust primary schools? Would you like to be part of the Senior Executive Team that shapes our ambitious strategic agenda to nurture talent and improve pupil outcomes in our school community?

This exciting new post, created as part of our growth, will work closely with our CEO, Senior Executive Team and Primary SLTs to champion excellence in education and leadership across our three primaries.We are looking for an experienced leader with a proven track record of school improvement who is ready for the next step in their career progression. If you share our passion and purpose and want to inspire others to share in achieving our goals, then we would like to hear from you.

If you are interested, the next step is to have an informal conversation with our CEO, Ryan Duff. Please contact

The start date for this role is September 2024, or January 2025 will be considered for preferred candidates.

Interviews will take place at one of our primary schools in Brentwood.

Information about the School

Discovery Educational Trust, formed in 2014, is a successful and established multi-academy trust based in South Essex, comprising just under 4000 students and 500 staff, across 5 schools.

Our schools are:

  • Chase High School (Westcliff-on-Sea)
  • St. Martin's School (Brentwood)
  • Hogarth Primary School (Brentwood)
  • Kelvedon Hatch Community Primary School (Brentwood)
  • Larchwood Primary School (Brentwood)

We aim for each of our schools to become the school of choice within the community, offering a broad and exciting range of extracurricular activities to enhance the opportunities within their formal curriculum.

Our vision is that strong and effective leadership places our children and young people at the heart of everything we do. We value relationships, which are open and honest, underpinned by kindness, trustworthiness and compassion.

As an equal opportunities employer, Discovery Educational Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age; disability; gender re-assignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race (which includes ethnic origin, nationality and ethnic or national origins); religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Discovery Educational Trust.

In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on an application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references.

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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