Executive Leader for Standards - Secondary

Job Roles:
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
East Midlands
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
£72,119 - £79,535 (L25- L29)
11th Apr 2019
Start Date:
David Ross Education Trust
Job Ref:


About the Role

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a highly effective and inspiring school leader to play a strategic role of managing behaviour within our secondary schools. We are keen to find the right person to drive a strategy of high aspirations, raised expectations and improved standards of discipline across our secondary schools.

Several of our schools serve in areas of deprivation and we are therefore looking for someone with proven experience in these challenging contexts, because we know that the challenges and the solutions are often more complex, requiring a certain skillset and experience to drive improvement. You will need to be somebody who understands how to engage a community and include them in a drive towards impeccable behaviour.

About You

We want to find someone who believes in traditional standards of etiquette, can articulate their expectations around showing respect, being polite, good manners, but also and crucially, can support staff in academies to espouse a warm:strict philosophy in all engagements with young people. We know that the most powerful thing we can do in a school to support our students from a disadvantaged background, is to demand only the best for and of them. This, we know, changes lives.

If you have read Paul Dix's book and understand how important it is to be explicit with your expectations; if you understand how critical rules and routines are and channel Doug Lemov in your school; if you agree with Tom Bennett that we must work to be ‘conscious architects of the culture within our schools’ and you have a strategic view of how to do that across several schools, we want to hear from you.

Our vision is not ‘zero-tolerance’ but it isn’t banning booths either. Our vision requires a morally driven, relentless and determined approach to school improvement, ensuring that our schools are places of warmth, respect and safety for all of our stakeholders. Can you be the person to drive this forward? If you are passionate about education and the impact you can have in shaping the future of our students and can demonstrate your experience, based on recent successes then this could be the perfect role for you.

What we can offer you

Competitive salary
Candidates could qualify for our Executive MBA and MSc in Strategic Leadership programme
Access to Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Relocation support (where appropriate)

About Us

The David Ross Education Trust is a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary and secondary schools as well as a grammar and special school. We have over 2,000 staff committed to delivering educational excellence to our 13,000 students.

Whatever your role, you are contributing to achieving our vision of delivering world class education and inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose.

Academies have their unique place in local communities; we share common goals, aspirations and values that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We have regional hubs and share skills, knowledge and experience across our academies allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

Apply now

To register your interest and complete our application form, please click on ‘apply for job’. Please note that we cannot accept CVs or covering letters without a completed application form.

No agencies please.

The Trust is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
David Ross Education Trust
Tel: 01476 566801
Contact: Recruitment

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