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Equity and Wellbeing Strategic Lead

This role is available on a secondment or fixed term contract basis until 31st August 2019. Salary: Soulbury 23 to 26 (29), £59,744 to £62,914 (£66,207 inclusive of SPAs) or appropriate
secondment rate
 
Start date: As soon as possible
 
The Education Achievement Service is seeking to appoint or second a highly effective leader to the post of Strategic Lead for Equity and Wellbeing to the school improvement team within the South East Wales consortium.
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Equity and Wellbeing strategy, including our focus on outcomes for more able learners challenged by poverty, for the five local authorities comprising the South East Wales Consortium: Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. He/she will collaborate with Challenge Advisers and school leaders to ensure the highest possible standards of achievement and, where there is underperformance in teaching and learning, work with leaders to challenge expectations and set targets for improvement.
 
The EAS is engaged in an exciting and challenging school improvement journey and this post offers a unique opportunity to shape and develop a key priority of the service. We are looking for:

  • an effective leader with a passion and proven record in raising attainment and levels of pupils’
  • achievement through leadership and learning innovation;
  • a strategic thinker with a clear vision for improving leadership across our schools;
  • a skilled leader with high expectations of school improvement, strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to staff development based on clear lines of accountability;
  • an individual who is effective in self-evaluating their own and others’ work;
  • an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire and lead teams;
  • an accomplished leader who is able to articulate approaches that lead to high quality learning in the classroom and across the school and demonstrate secure understanding of national priorities in learning and development.
 
Candidates wishing to pursue the secondment option must secure permission from their Governing
Body/ Headteacher to be released from their school for the period of the secondment prior to applying.
 
Should you wish to discuss the position further, please contact Kevin Palmer, Assistant Director, Brokerage, Intervention and Support on 01443 863145.
 
You are welcome to submit your application in English or in Welsh. Each application will be treated equally.
 
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an application form and submit by e- mail to recruitment@torfaen.gov.uk. Alternatively, completed applications can be sent by post to: The Recruitment Team, Floor 4, Civic Centre, Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 6YB.
 
Post Ref: REQ001399 - 2310
Closing Date: 12 noon 23rd October 2017
 
The Education Achievement Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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