Executive Headteacher

  • Contract type - Permanent, full year, starting Summer term 2021/September 2021
  • Salary range - £100,000 to £119,000
  • Location - West Yorkshire
  • Closing date - November 2, 2020

We’re seeking an experienced 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 work closely and will be line managed by the 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 three large secondary schools in West Yorkshire who were all recently judged requires improvement by Ofsted. All have improved from their starting position but we now need to build on this to accelerate progress towards excellence in all areas. You will divide your week working operationally and strategically across the three secondary schools  supporting the leadership of the Chief Education Officer. 

You will be based in the West Yorkshire hub which is Co-op Academy Parkland but spend most of your time in the three secondary schools in that region. We have fourteen academies in West Yorkshire – including three large secondary schools, eight primaries and three 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. Our reputation has grown as a Trust during the CoViD crisis as our core values run through all what we do ensuring our academies, staff and pupils are very well supported in all areas in the most difficult of circumstances.

You’ll report to the Chief Education Officer in that region and travelling between secondary schools regularly is essential to the role.

Closing Date – Monday 2nd November 2020

Interviews – Tuesday 10th November 2020


For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Tom Nutley, TES recruitment consultant. tom.nutley@tes.com or 0776 700 1965

If you are interested in applying for this post, please download the application form and return your completed form to centralrecruitment@coopacademies.co.uk

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