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Northern Lights Learning Trust
CEO: Mrs. Jo Heaton

School Improvement Lead (L2-L6)

Full Time – Permanent Position

Starting salary point dependent on experience

Do you enjoy supporting the development of teaching and learning to achieve great outcomes for pupils?

Do you have experience of supporting school improvement across more than one school?

Do you want to work across our Trust and the wider system?

Northern Lights Learning Trust are a Trust of three schools with plans to develop and grow. The Trust holds the value of ‘support’ at the heart of what it does; with both a Teaching school and a National Support school within the Trust. Recently approved as a sponsor by the DfE, we are seeking to appoint a school improvement lead to work in partnership with the CEO and school leaders across the Trust to further develop our schools and Trust.

We are looking to welcome a new member to our Northern Lights central team to work within our schools in the Trust and externally to support and lead on areas of school improvement.

In return you will benefit from a forward thinking welcoming Trust with high aspirations for all. At Northern Lights Learning Trust we place our values of integrity, pride and support onto the pillars of community, voice of the child and a focus on the whole child. If you share these values, we would encourage your application. You will be provided with support to develop the role as the Trust grows and develops as well as support from our Trust with a focus on well-being and professional development.

Our successful candidates will:

  • Have experience of leading school improvement
  • Have wide understanding of educational practice
  • Be skilled in coaching and working with staff to develop their teaching practice
  • Have a commitment to ensuring the best outcomes for all pupils

Details of the position can be found on Northern Lights Learning Trust website  

Prospective applicants are encouraged to have a conversation with the CEO, Jo Heaton, on 0191 5947033.

Application packs are available upon request from Hayley Swinhoe, Chief Finance by emailing or by contacting the trust office on 0191 5947033 and selecting option 2.

Completed application forms should also be returned no later than 9:00am on the closing date marked FAO Hayley Swinhoe, Chief Finance Officer.

Closing date: 9am on Friday 27th March 2020

Short Listing: Monday 30th March 2020.

Interview Date: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April 2020

Starting date: To be negotiated with successful candidate

Northern Lights Learning Trust is committed to promoting and ensuring the safety of all its pupils and staff and expects everyone to share this commitment. In line with this all appointments are subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

We are pleased to advertise the following vacancies in the Trust Central Team:

Business Admin Apprentice

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