Scroll to content

Corinium Education Trust

Get in touch

Vacancy: School Improvement Lead (Primary)

School Improvement Lead (Primary) – part time .6 for September 2022 (L10-L15)


We are looking to appoint an inspirational and highly effective primary school improvement leader to work part time (.6) alongside Chiquita Henson, Chief Executive, our primary school headteachers and school staff, to further embed ambition and raise achievement.


The Corinium Education Trust is currently made up of one secondary school and three primary schools. However, we will be opening a new presumption free primary school in 2024, initially on a host site, before moving to its permanent site on The Steadings, a new residential development in Cirencester, in 2026. Our new School Improvement Lead (Primary) will be instrumental in helping us meet this challenge.


As this is a new part time role within The Corinium Education Trust, we are open to fulfilling this role through a temporary two year secondment, or as a permanent part time post for an appropriately qualified and experienced candidate.


Our part time School Improvement Lead (Primary) will:

  • Recognise the current direction of travel and help The Corinium Education Trust continue ahead on its improvement journey by building on the foundations that have already been laid;
  • Have a positive mindset and ‘can do’ attitude, excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence; 
  • Provide clear leadership, inspire and motivate everyone in the school’s community to be the best they can be every day;
  • Develop and strengthen the quality of teaching and learning by drawing on research informed practice to ensure a diverse curriculum that is ambitious and meets the needs of all learners across our multi-academy trust;
  • Evaluate the quality of education effectively and ensure that all pupils can access and learn the intended curriculum;
  • Build positive relationships with pupils, parents and staff;
  • Share The Corinium Education Trust’s collaborative approach and ambition for all of our schools.


In return, The Corinium Education Trust offers:

  • Enthusiastic pupils who are keen to learn and an engaged community of families and external partners;
  • A highly effective strategic leadership team and talented, hardworking staff;
  • A supportive and proactive Chief Executive and the opportunity to be a part of a MAT-wide leadership team and contribute to the wider development of our MAT;
  • A community of like-minded professionals committed to working collaboratively in the best interests of our pupils and to bringing about school improvement. We support and challenge each other;
  • An induction programme and support to help you develop further as a leader, identify talent and plan for succession;
  • Cross-phase research and evidence-based continuing professional development;
  • Strong governance and a commitment to curriculum-led financial planning.


You can access a summary job description and person specification alongside a letter to applicants and application form here. However, for more detailed information about The Corinium Education Trust, and the primary schools within it, we encourage you to visit our websites.


Chiquita Henson, Chief Executive of the Corinium Education Trust would be delighted to respond to any questions you might have about the role either in person or over the telephone. Please contact Allison Boucher, Headteacher’s PA, by phone (01285 646558) or email ( if you would like to do so.


Your letter of application should be no longer than 2 sides of A4, and should cover the points detailed in the letter to applicants. It can be returned together with your completed application form by email ( or in hard copy by post to Chiquita Henson, Chief Executive, Corinium Education Trust, C/O Cirencester Deer Park School, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1XB. The deadline for applications is midday on Wednesday 4 May 2022 and interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place on Wednesday 11 or Thursday 12 May 2022.


The Corinium Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding of our pupils, and employment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and receipt of satisfactory references.