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School Improvement Manager

The Role

Do you see yourself being a champion for educational excellence in schools?

Are you able to use your interpersonal skills to develop positive working relationships with innovative and ambitious schools?

Would you like to join an experienced friendly team that is proactive and solution-focused?  

If yes, we have the perfect role for you!

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced school leader or LA officer with a passion for raising standards in schools to join a highly respected and successful team. The School Participation and Performance Service has longstanding relationships with Wandsworth’s family of schools yet remains outward-facing and open to new opportunities and challenges.

About the team

You will work alongside a friendly and committed team of school improvement specialists, including expert primary consultants in English and maths and a team of link inspectors, who are collaborative, aspirational and solution-focused.

About the role

As the School Improvement Manager, you will be responsible for the implementation of the school improvement framework in relation to school provision in Wandsworth; building on effective partnerships with schools and supporting the strategic implementation of the Wandsworth school improvement policies. You will also have responsibility for monitoring inspection outcomes and overall performance, and will be the strategic lead for primary assessment and moderation.

To be shortlisted your CV and personal statement will cover the following:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and partnership building skills
  • Past experience in school leadership and a depth of knowledge about school practice
  • Substantial experience of leading improvements, ideally including commissioning and/or brokering
  • The ability to provide high levels of support and challenge to schools

Contact details

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Henrietta Curtis by phone 07929177261 or email Henrietta.Curtis@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk


The Shared Staffing Arrangement aims to be at the forefront of innovation in local government and the organisation will invest in your development and ensure the opportunities for progression that only a large organisation can provide

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays (pro rata). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 23rd August 2020
  • Shortlisting Date: Week commencing 24th August 2020
  • Interview Date: Week commencing 31st August 2020

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must address the requirements listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils


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