Director of Education

ACT Multi Academy Trust

  • Leadership Point 16-21
  • Buckden / East of England
  • Fixed Term
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago


Contract Type: Fixed Term for 2 years

Working Pattern: Full time

Salary: Leadership Point 16-21

Job Category: Schools – Leadership

Closing date: 9am on 24th April 2024


Based from ACT head office, Buckden with travel to all our school locations

Interview date: 9th and 10th May.

Required for September 2024

We are seeking to appoint a talented, driven and visionary Director of Education to work alongside the CEO and with all school leaders, to support the delivery of the best possible provision for all Primary age pupils within our Trust. The Director will, through careful balancing of challenge and support, enable us to ensure each one achieves their potential, regardless of starting point. This post holder will play a key and significant role in the future development of the Trust as we undergo our next phase of growth.

ACT Multi Academy Trust is a new and growing Church of England Multi-Academy Trust which provides a home for both Church schools and Community schools. ACT currently comprises of four Primary schools ranging from very small rural to two form entry urban settings. Our schools are currently located across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

We aim to live out our tag line of ‘Think it, Believe, Live it’ in practice and at all times and are committed to the principles of appropriate accountability seen as a framework in which to achieve excellence for all.

Our mission is to create schools where learning is unstoppable and aspirations have no limit, enabling all children to flourish, no matter what their starting point or needs. Everyone in ACT MAT takes collective responsibility for success across the Trust and we work together to bring about the best outcomes across all our schools. We ensure that there is equality of experience and opportunity for all children, no matter which school they attend.

Schools within the ACT Trust will ensure that all pupils, whatever their educational needs, receive appropriate educational provision through a broad and balanced curriculum that is relevant and differentiated, and that demonstrates coherence and progression in learning. We believe in Inclusion, Diversity and Equality – setting high aspirations to inspire all students to succeed at their individual level, in an environment we have helped sustain.

The successful candidate will be a credible leader of school improvement who has had significant experience of developing and implementing plans that have led to improved
outcomes. They will have worked in a range and variety of contexts and settings and will have achieved these improved outcomes through empowering and guiding others as well as through direct personal action. They will be an inspirational leader who models the behaviour they expect of others and capable of building sustainable structures and strategies. Equally comfortable working on their own, in small groups or across the entire Trust Primary staff, they will identify as an innovator, a lateral thinker who has an eye for detail but the ability to see the bigger picture, and is at all times driven to achieve the best for the pupils within our schools.

As a Trust we can offer:
• a working environment with a strong sense of community and moral purpose.
• hard working pupils.
• dedicated staff, committed to achieving the best outcomes for their pupils, through high quality pastoral care and Teaching & Learning.
• a supportive Governance structure.
• a wide range of professional development opportunities.
• unlimited support for leaders in their pursuit of excellence.
• strong partnerships with a range of organisations, including the Diocese of Ely.

The skill set we have laid out for this post is both extensive and diverse. Impact in your current role is important but so is your educational vision and philosophy. If you feel you have the right combination of experience and vision, we would be very interested to hear from you.

The successful post holder will be line managed by the CEO of ACT Multi Academy Trust.

Interested candidates can request an application pack by visiting our website, emailing the Trust,

If you would like to have an informal confidential conversation about the post with the CEO, Alison Anderson, please email to arrange a conversation.

Completed applications should be sent to

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