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Head of People and Culture - Full-time

The Stour Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F9-62-S
  • Posted:18/11/2022
  • Pay:KR11 - £41,216 - £47,199
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:28/11/2022 at 11:00
  • Interviews:W/B 5th December 2022


The Stour Academy is currently going through an exciting period of operational expansion, we are looking for a Head of People and Culture to lead, manage and drive our approach to HR services.

This is a new post and the successful candidate will work with the COO and other senior staff to develop, deliver and embed our People Strategy which underpins and supports all that we do within the Trust, within each Academy within each work group and as individuals. Whilst developing and embedding a 21st Century approach of Human Resources. This role also line manages a team of 2 HR admin support staff.

The successful candidate will model operational excellence as part of the Trust executive team to ensure the Trust offers a customer focused approach that empowers colleagues across the team to deliver a high quality educational experience to every child within the Trust. The Head of People and Culture will lead and develop a team of professionals to ensure that they can deliver on this aim. 

Office location to be discussed, travel across the organisation required.

Information about the trust

Join a supportive and collaborative network of staff at The Stour Academy Trust.

The Stour Academy Trust recognises that our education system needs to quickly and more radically shift to close equity gaps and to better prepare our young people for the 21st century. We are transforming our schools from passive forms of learning focused on direct instruction and memorisation, by moving towards interactive methods that promote the critical and individual thinking needed in today’s innovation-driven economy.

Our pedagogical model combined with the intentional deployment of technology will help us deliver personalised learning in an enabling environment. Technology will accelerate our progress but will not be the driver of our vision.

We aim to nurture a community of learners that challenge thinking, where our staff are empowered to take risks and develop their practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system, which is not held back by traditional restrictions and ideologies.

By limiting routine or unnecessary tasks we allow professionals to focus on learning behaviours and interactions which will promote emotional intelligence and the development of children as life-long, curious learners.

There will be no barriers to achievement within our learning community and our teachers will build strong relationships that facilitate the learning of others. Collaboration will open doors, minds and possibilities and enable individuals to meet their personal goals. .

We are looking for people that:

•Recognise that our current education system needs to radically change to better prepare our young people for the 21st century

•Want to move away from passive forms of learning and move towards interactive teaching methods that promote critical and individual thinking

•Are able to take advantage of the latest technology to deliver personalised learning that is accessible for all children, irrespective of their language skills, reading ability or any other factors that may present learning challenges

•Want to work with other staff as a community of learners that challenge traditional thinking

•Want to develop their own practice to meet the needs of an evolving school system

•Want to develop children as life-long, curious learners

•Want to build strong relationships with children that facilitate their learning

•Want to teach in enabling environments that promote flexibility, collaboration and independence

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.