Posted 14/07/2020 by National Academy for Educational Leadership Wales
£62,320 - £72,905
Assistant Director for Leadership Development and Quality Assurance
The National Academy for Educational Leadership (Leadership Academy) was established in May 2018 as an arm’s length organisation, separate from Welsh Government.
The Leadership Academy is responsible for the strategic oversight and direction of leadership provision to meet the needs of the education system within Wales. It has a key role in ensuring equity of access to high-quality leadership development by endorsing a range of leadership provision for all levels of educational leadership and commissioning provision where gaps are identified. The Leadership Academy has also developed an endorsement model for quality assuring leadership provision and is building capacity in the system through its Associates. It feeds into strategic workforce planning for leadership and acts as a conduit and focus for policy thinking, evidence gathering and research dissemination in regard to educational leadership.
Education in Wales: Our National Mission sets out the key actions with 4 enabling objectives for our country up to 2021. Inspiring leaders working collaboratively to raise standards is enabling objective 2. The Leadership Academy has a critical role in securing this objective.
The Assistant Director for Leadership Development and Quality Assurance will take forward the Leadership Academy’s work in two strategic areas:
Working directly to the Chief Executive and forming part of a small senior team, which also includes the Assistant Director for Policy, Research and Strategic Workforce Development, the postholder will be a senior representative of the Leadership Academy, representing the organisation at high profile events and owning key stakeholder relationships.
The postholder will line manage two secondees (to August 31st 2021 in the first instance). The Leadership Development and Quality Assurance Adviser (Schools) and Leadership Development and Quality Assurance Adviser (Youth and Post-16) will support the postholder to consolidate and expand our work with school leaders and help develop the Leadership Academy’s work in other sectors, in line with our remit and strategic plan.
The role will provide an extensive range of opportunities for development including:
Welsh Language Requirements
Job Specific Criteria
International research is clear that leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learning. Through our work to endorse the highest quality leadership provision we will ensure practitioners have the right development opportunities to make a real difference to the outcomes for children and young people.
The National Academy for Educational Leadership exists to support and develop the leadership practice of all our colleagues working across the education system in Wales.
We do this for the benefit of our practitioners and the children and young people they work with, whatever the setting, or tier of our education system they are working in. As an Academy we will be there to support all leaders at whatever stage of their careers. Whether they are just thinking of taking the next steps into formal leadership or are experienced leaders, we will give them the confidence, support and development that will help them be the best.
We will support all leaders across Wales whether they are working in schools, other providers, within English or Welsh Medium settings, or other educational organisations such as the middle tier.
We will make educational leadership and education in Wales world leading and a great place to be.
Swansea Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN
Swansea (22 mins walk)
Civic Centre, Swansea is 3 min walk. Wellington Street, Swansea is 7 min walk. Bus: 111, 2A, 38, 4A, X1, X6