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Executive Headteacher (West Yorkshire)

  • Contract type - Full-time
  • Salary range - £100,000 to £114,000 (some salary negotiation may be possible for an exceptional candidate)
  • Location - West Yorkshire
  • Closing date - April 24, 2020

We’re seeking an experienced senior secondary education leader with the ability to further improve our existing academies by drawing on the principles and values of cooperation. You’ll line manage and work alongside Headteachers, local governing bodies and the Trust’s range of educational partners to drive forward educational progress. Any candidate must have a proven track record of secondary school leadership and school improvement; this is vital for the role and crucial for developing a high challenge and high support culture within the hub in line with the overarching aim of the Trust.

With a deep understanding of effective secondary school/academy improvement processes being essential, you’ll have a positive approach to work and significant educational experience, with a genuine desire to make a difference in some highly diverse and challenging communities.

You will be the Deputy to a Chief Education Officer who leads the hub and has responsibility for all academies in West Yorkshire that are part of Co-op Academies Trust. You will be an ambassador for the Trust and co-operative values and principles in the region. You will lead and oversee several high priority secondary schools in that region accelerating academy improvement, dividing a week working operationally and strategically across several secondary schools and supporting the leadership of the Chief Education Officer. You will also work across the whole Trust on school improvement for part of your week in areas that are key.

You will be based in the West Yorkshire hub which is Co-op Academy Parkland but spend most of your time in secondary schools you are allocated to. Flexibility in work location is important as your placements could change depending on priority and context, although are likely to be for a year at a time at least. Originally and most likely in the West Yorkshire  region, but could also mean across the Trust as we grow in number. We have thirteen academies in West Yorkshire – including three large secondary schools, eight primaries and two special schools. We hope to expand in this region to help achieve the Trust’s target of 40 academies by 2022 supported by our sponsor the Co-op.

You’ll report to the Chief Education Officer in that region.


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Lynda Johnson (

If you are interested in applying for this post, please download an application form and return your completed form to

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