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Regional Director of Education - Kent - Full-time

Thinking Schools Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F40-6-L
  • Posted:23/03/2023
  • Pay:£97,202 - £126,945 per annum
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:20th and 21st April


For full details please view our dedicated website for this vacancy


Looking for an exciting new opportunity to shape the future of education?  

 We are seeking a talented and experienced Regional Director of Education to join our Trust executive leadership team. As the Director of Education, you will oversee and guide the educational vision of our schools in our Kent and Medway hub. 

 You will also have a deep understanding of the latest educational trends, best practices, and will be able to translate that knowledge into actionable plans that support our students' academic and personal growth. 

Providing high level strategic leadership and management you will ensure your Schools provide high quality education for all their pupils through the effective and efficient use of resources and people.  

 The successful applicant minimum of 10 years of experience in education, with experience in a senior leadership role. In addition, you will have experience in designing and implementing innovative educational strategies. 

Your new role:

For a full list of roles and responsibilities please view the attached JD


  • Line management of our Kent Headteachers and Principals, this includes primary and secondary schools 
  • To lead on exciting Trust initiatives and projects, as agreed with the CEO 
  • Plan and deliver strategic change, utilising a full range of tools and support to engage our senior leaders 
  • Work closely with our Head of Business and Operations to maintain oversight of the financial performance of our Kent schools 
  • Lead strategic workforce planning to support a proactive staffing strategy for your schools 
  • Ensure governance arrangements are effective as well as ensuring risk management is embedded at all levels 
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive team to ensure the trust ethos, of ‘transforming life chances’ is embedded into the fabric of our schools    

For full details please view our dedicated website for this vacancy


Information about the trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust has been ranked as the highest performing trust in the South East and in the top 15 academy trusts in England, out of more than 100. – 2020 DfE report

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

• Think about their Thinking • Be their Best self • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Arnold
  • Address:The Thinking Schools Academy Trust,
    Park Crescent,
    ME4 6NR
  • Telephone: 03333 602050
  • Email: recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.