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Chief Executive Officer - Full-time

The Stour Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F9-8-L
  • Posted:05/09/2019
  • Pay:Starting salary: £97,750
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:11/10/2019 at 13:00
  • Interviews:Monday 9th December 2019.


Due to the retirement of the current CEO at the end of this academic year, The Stour Academy Trust have a truly unique opportunity for a new Chief Executive Officer to lead a successful and collaborative Multi-Academy Trust in Kent, from September 2020.

Starting salary: £97,750

Please read the Application pack below for more information:

Application Pack

The closing date for applications is 13.00hrs on Friday, 11th October, 2019.

You are encouraged to upload any additional documents that will support your online application.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend a formal interview on Monday 9th December 2019.

The successful candidate will start the role of CEO from September 2020.

Candidates are welcome to hold an informal discussion with the current CEO and Chair of Board of Directors, please contact pa@stouracademytrust.org.uk to arrange this.

Visit our website www.thestouracademytrust.org.uk for more information about our Trust.

Information about the trust

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

For new teachers we offer a supportive start to your career. Our induction process ensures that the appropriate guidance, support, training, expectations and observations are provided through a structured but flexible individualised programme.

"Staff feel well supported and appreciate the range of training and professional development opportunities available within the trust. Newly qualified teachers and those new to the school are particularly well supported." Ofsted 2018 Finberry Primary School

Experienced Teachers:- Looking for more responsibility or greater professional development? The Stour Academy Trust can offer experienced teachers the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities with rapid career progression in our successful and growing Trust.

Supported by a network of teachers, the Trusts collaborative model of working in Hubs allows all teachers access to resources, experience and opportunities that are just not available to those working in stand alone schools.

Our staffing structure places teachers on a clear career pathway, presenting numerous opportunities for further leadership or curriculum responsibilities.

Individualised support from Lead Practioners - The Stour Academy Trust utilises Lead Practioners to support all its teachers to be outstanding.

As experienced coaches and mentors, Lead Practioners support individual teachers by planning lessons together, modelling teaching, sharing best practice in developmental marking, demonstrating the effective use of TAs, observing teaching and providing constructive feedback in a positive environment.

Teachers working with our Lead Practioners have shown significant improvements in their teaching, leaving them feeling more confident and secure in their ability to deliver a positive impact on pupil learning.

Benefits - Full induction process ~ Structured but flexible programme to support teachers in their NQT year ~ Ever evolving work-life balance package including the chance to have PPA time at home every fortnight ~ Support from a network of experienced teachers ~ Excellent career development opportunities

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lauren Singleton
  • Address:The Stour Academy Trust,
    Park View,
    CT2 0NR
  • Telephone: 01227 931560
  • Email: pa@stouracademytrust.org.uk


Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.