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Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Westcountry Schools Trust

Assistant Director of Primary School Improvement

Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual with vision, energy and inspirational leadership to the position of Assistant Director of Primary School Improvement.

Westcountry Schools Trust is a tight-knit family of schools based around natural geographical proximity in the South West. We have been working across multiple schools since 2011 but WeST was formed as it is today in 2017 through a significant spurt of growth. The WeST family consists of 22 schools, of which 7 are secondary and 15 primary. We are ambitious and hold high expectations for the children in our care. We strive consistently to perform in the top 20% nationally.

WeST believes in promoting and supporting an appropriate balance between strong alignment and independence with schools. It is important for all our schools to maintain their own identity and celebrate their unique qualities. However, we believe that working collaboratively we will enable our children and staff to access the best resources and learning opportunities. We aim to identify the strengths of our collective practice and share them effectively across our schools such that all our children benefit from our professional expertise.

The key purpose of the Assistant Director of Primary School Improvement is to support the work of the Director Primary School Improvement in consistently improving WeST Primary Schools. We strive to achieve the very best outcomes (better progress than that achieved nationally) for our children. In addition, a core focus of this role is the achievement of disadvantaged pupils across the Trust. While the work of the Assistant Director of Primary School Improvement is particularly focused on supporting WeST Primary schools there are multiple layers of opportunity to support the wider aims of the trust. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the work of the secondary schools, early years provision and facilitate leadership programmes so the trust plays a role beyond our own boundaries.

Indeed, experience of successful outreach activity such as Teaching School delivery work or Ofsted Inspection is highly desirable.

The successful applicant must have a proven track record of success in improving standards. If having read the job description and person specification, you believe you have the skills and attributes to successfully take on this exciting new role and make a real difference to the outcomes for our young people, then we warmly welcome your application.

Please send completed application forms to admin@westst.org.uk. The closing date is 9am on Friday 29 January 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 4 February 2021.