Job Title: Director of School Improvement
Reports to: Director of Performance and Operations
Salary scale: L23 – L27
Work Pattern: As per teachers’ pay and conditions
Hours of Work: As per teachers’ pay and conditions
Duration: Fixed term (1 year)
Start date: September 2022
What we’re looking for
We are looking for someone with experience at Headteacher, Head of School or Associate Headteacher level to join our central services Trust team on a one year fixed term contract as Director of School Improvement.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a school leader to work in the central services team at Mulberry Schools Trust. This is a strategic role in leading, teaching, raising standards and curriculum.
The Mulberry Schools Trust was formed in 2017, when the Board of trustees and the Chief Executive created a family of schools in east London that has at its heart inclusion, equality of opportunity and a striving for educational excellence.
We are committed to supporting young people to overcome the barriers that poverty and social exclusion create, ensuring that all students are able to achieve their full potential. This has inspired us to build up a broad network of partnerships, incubating and invigorating student experience, opportunity, drive and success.
There should be no barriers to a child’s future and society should, and can, be a level playing field. Aspiring for this to be reality we promise to:
- Emphasise high quality subject teaching, reinforced by excellent support for learning and intervention.
- Deliver inclusion services that assist personal development.
- Provide excellent pastoral care so no student goes unsupported.
- Continually develop strong leadership and have high levels of expertise in education.
We want our students in the Trust to have access to the same professional connections which young people from more privileged backgrounds can utilise. To make this a reality we have a wide range external partners in higher education, business, industry, the arts and the sciences who contribute extensively and fundamentally to our extra-curricular activities.
- Bank of America
- Barts Health NHS Trust
- British Film Institute
- London Stock Exchange Group
- Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd
- National Theatre
- The Prince’s Trust
- Southbank Centre
- WOW Foundation
Bringing Down Barriers to Success
We are proud to inspire our students through diverse and representative leadership teams and welcome applications from all of the different communities we serve, regarding this as a strength.
If you have the experience and passion to energise Tower Hamlets’ next generation of leaders, creators and innovators, then we want to see how we can support you in that pursuit.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of minoritised ethnic backgrounds. We want the best leadership and we know that means a diverse staff.
Encouraging a happy and healthy work environment
We take staff wellbeing seriously at Mulberry Schools Trust, here are just some of the great benefits for all staff.
- Teachers’ Pension scheme (TPS)
- Employee assistance programme and support
- Free healthy breakfast
- Free gym at some MST sites
- Staff parking at some MST sites
- Paid sabbatical opportunities
- Subsidised staff food options
- Annual programme of conferences and Trust wide events with high profile speakers
- Cycle to work scheme
- Annual service award
- Long service awards
How can I apply?
You will need to complete the MST application form explaining why you are the perfect person for this rare and exciting opportunity. Please be aware that we can’t accept any CV’s for this post. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete your application on the form. If you have any questions about the role or the process, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Closing Date: Tuesday 28th June at 5.00pm
Interview Date: The interviews will take place before the end of term
Start Date: September 2022
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.
We will seek references on shortlisted candidates and may approach previous employers for information to verify experience or qualifications before interview. Any relevant issues arising from references will be taken up at interview.