Interview date: 19 December 2023
At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way.
We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.
As Quality Improvement Lead at Kedleston Group, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. We are seeking applications from people with a genuine interest in continuously improving quality by working alongside senior school leaders and their respective teams to improve educational outcomes for young people. Reporting to the quality director, the role will be supporting schools to be ready for external audit and inspection and a focus on the quality of curriculum, teaching & learning and assessment.
Applicants will be expected to have worked within a senior educational leadership team, more than likely as either a head or deputy head teacher either within an independent special school or a mainstream school setting.
Key requirements for the role:
- A detailed knowledge of the Ofsted educational framework.
- Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to synthesise information and relay back in an easy to understand format.
- Confident to challenge.
- A genuine desire to improve quality and standards leading to improved outcomes for children.
- Ability to work on projects and support a number of schools concurrently.
The role will cover our settings within the Midlands as well as our residential school in Kirklington, Newark. The post will be home based but will be required to be in the school settings on a regular basis. This will require the successful applicant to be mobile travelling between these schools and elsewhere within the group as needed for additional training, meetings etc.
Why work for us?
- a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
- a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
- continued professional development and training
- contributions to your pension
- a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
- £500 refer-a-friend bonus
- life assurance
- cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
- discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
- birthday treats
- long service and employee of the month awards
- employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
- optional flu jab
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Kedleston Group offer residential schooling, day schools and children's homes across England. Our schools and homes support children and young people living with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) and specific learning difficulties, which affects their learning and ability to do everyday things. Our dedicated autism (ASC) schools work with young people who are high functioning and have associated needs such as mental health, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and learning difficulties.
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:
We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you! Any unsolicited CV’s will be sent at the recruitment agency’s own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’ and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions for this vacancy. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our staff, you accept these terms as the default position. If we require your assistance with any vacancy we will contact you.