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Head of School Performance and Partnerships


Type: Permanent

Date posted: 12 November 2020

Salary: c£90,000 per annum

Closing date for applications: 14 December 2020

The opportunity

Our vision for our borough is “No-one Left Behind.” That means a relentless focus on creating a borough where all our 211,000 residents have the opportunities to succeed and thrive. We have created a new kind of council focused on enabling independence and empowering people, changing our culture, how we think and how we approach service delivery, commissioning and partnership working. The futures of our children and young people are paramount. We have the highest proportion of under 16s in the capital; our commitment is to give each and every child in the Borough access to good or outstanding education, leaving no-one behind. As Head of School Performance & Partnerships you will lead on this commitment, continuing our history of close partnership working with our family of 60 schools to help shape amazing futures for all our children and young people.

About the role

Your leadership of our strategies for school improvement, SEND and Inclusion will support and challenge all schools in the borough to provide a good or outstanding inclusive education. Building on strong partnerships across the local family of schools, you will maximise the potential of school to school support and collaborative working. As Lead Commissioner for BDSIP, our school owned, school led improvement service, you will ensure effective commissioning, contract and quality management. Where required, we will expect you to intervene and challenge schools to drive improvement and ensure every child and young person has the opportunity through education to succeed and thrive.

About you

This is a significant leadership role in an authority with a history of long term and sustained improvement, grounded in successful collaboration across the education system. Your ability to quickly build trusted relationships, based on your professional credibility and personal integrity will be essential. We will expect you to be a Qualified Teacher with significant senior leadership experience in either a Local Authority, School or Trust.

Everything we do as an organisation to serve and support our community is guided by our DRIVE values and behaviours, which set our standards for customer excellence and quality. How well you signify, lead and model these values and behaviours will be a vital part of your success in Barking & Dagenham.

The council is committed to improving and advancing equality for all and we want our senior team to reflect the communities we serve. We would particularly like to encourage applicants from a BAME background as well as those who identify as disabled.


Apply online at Hays