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School Improvement Lead

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 273
  • Published: Wed 20/01/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/02/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

School Improvement Lead - Childrens and Young People Service
£57,722-£64,422 per annum (pro rata)
Part-Time 0.5 FTE

People at the Heart of Everything We Do

Newham is an ambitious and vibrant borough, proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures in the country, with 72% of the population from BAME communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area. We have excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey, and Middlesex. Newham is an exciting and ambitious borough that is committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Newham has a young and diverse population, and is a dynamic and exciting place to work – it has recently seen an impressive investment in services for young people, and is the first borough in London to establish a Children and Young People’s Commissioner. Newham is ambitious to become the best place for Children and young people, through the ‘Towards a Better Newham’ programme led by our elected Mayor. 2021 will be the Newham’s Year of the Young Person, when we will celebrate the achievements and aspirations of children and young people across the borough.

Newham has been able to build a strong reputation for collaborative working and inclusive practice within our schools and setting. Newham is a fantastic borough in which to live, teach and learn. We have a total of 100 state funded schools, with many achieving a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.

This role within the Education, Inclusion and Achievement Service will be critical in supporting our schools to continuously improve and achieve positive outcomes for pupils.

About the Role

The School Improvement Lead will play a pivotal role in promoting high-quality led practice within our schools. The post holder will be responsible for providing proactive and innovative school improvement support to enable our schools to go from strength to strength. The post holder will provide advice to key stakeholders and external partners in order to enhance the effectiveness of our work with schools and other agencies.

The role is critical to ensuring that the local authority performs its statutory school improvement duties in a proactive and timely manner, whilst building supportive and collaborative relationships with schools. The School Improvement Lead will identify good practice locally and nationally, ensuring it is disseminated amongst our schools and support them in the delivery of the highest standard of education for all children.

The post holder will be the most senior improvement advisor within the authority and responsible for commissioning specialist improvement support for schools where necessary.

 The position reports to the Head of Learning and Achievement.

About you

You will be a knowledgeable and experienced education professional, holding Qualified Teacher Status and leadership experience in a school or local authority setting.

You will be able to positively engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in change and improvement processes and have successfully delivered large change within an education setting.

Inspiring innovation and partnership working you will benefit from a collaborative management style, with the ability to engage, develop and drive services to achieve operational excellence, increasing efficiency and delivering positive outcomes for pupils.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

About our offer

·       Competitive Salary:

·       Flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to work from home

·       Smarter Working with new modern technology

·       'Newham Together' - a positive, nurturing and collaborative work environment built on trust

·       Excellent transport links to the rest of the capital

·       Permanent and stable senior leadership with a consistent vision

·       Wellbeing service, leisure and discount benefits (Council scheme)

How to Apply

Please submit a CV and provide a supporting statement through our recruitment portal. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification.

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement.

Closing date: 31st January 2021

Interview w/c 8th February 2021

Please view School Improvement Lead Job Description

Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

 

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: 273
  • Published: Wed 20/01/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 01/02/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £50,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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