Our Academies

Head of Academy Improvement

3 days a week, 1 year contract

Required for September 2019

Leadership scale L23 – L29


The Kite Academy Trust are offering an exciting opportunity for a committed and ambitious school leader to take on the role of Head of Academy Improvement within our Trust.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding leader with the vision and energy to build on our successes and achievements and to support all of our academies in improvement. This person must be passionate about the education and development of every pupil and have a commitment to working across the Trust to continue to raise standards in teaching, learning and outcomes for all of our children.

The role will be part of the Executive Team, supporting the strategic direction of the Trust and ensuring that this is understood and developed by all leaders across the Trust. This is particularly important as our Trust is growing and needs to ensure that all academies are supported to give the very best to all of our children.  You will have key responsibility for academy improvement, leading and deploying a team to support improvement in our academies as required. 

Are you innovative, creative, forward-thinking, and have a passion for working with children to ensure they get the education they deserve? This may be the opportunity for you to make a real difference.

We are looking for a leader who:

Has a commitment to our vision and values
Is an inspirational leader who has drive, stamina and ambition

Enjoys working as part of a leadership team

Has an up to date knowledge of the current, ever-changing educational landscape within a MAT
Is excited about being part of the on-going journey of The Kite Academy Trust

Is creative, innovative, adaptable and forward thinking
Is a good communicator with all stakeholders – Trustees, colleagues, parents and children
Is an excellent manager who can mentor, coach and inspire others 
Is caring with a sense of humour 

We can offer you:          
An active and supportive Trust Board which is committed to working with the Executive Team in developing the Trust
A friendly working environment with a strong and supportive Executive Team 

Leadership teams who work well together and are committed to improving academies in all areas
Highly professional, caring and conscientious staff who are dedicated to nurturing every child

Children who are happy, confident and eager to learn 
Supportive parents who are engaged with the local community

We are proud of our Trust and the developments that have already happened to get us to this stage. We are excited about the opportunities to go from strength to strength, further developing the provision for staff, children and families within the Kite Academy Trust.

If you would welcome the opportunity to have influence and impact across our Trust and would like to work alongside the CEO to help shape the future of education for our pupils, then we would like to hear from you. 

Closing date: 26th March 2019  

For an application pack please contact:  jan.donnan@kite.academy

The Kite Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

We are an equal opportunities employer.


Applications close on 26/03/2019

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About The Kite Academy Trust

Some information about the trust

c/o Holly Lodge Primary School, Stratford Road, Aldershot, Surrey GU12 5PX