The JCTSA is looking for excellent practitioners who are also established, effective middle and senior leaders able to support individuals or teams in similar positions in other schools. They should understand what outstanding leadership practice in their area of expertise looks like and be skilled in helping other leaders to achieve it in their own context.

We would particularly welcome applications from primary practitioners and from secondary practitioners in English, maths, geography, science and languages. Colleagues with experience in leading on assessment, differentiation for progress, and on behaviour are also welcomed.

If you would like to develop your own leadership skills further, being an SLE enables you to work in other schools and gain experience in the field of school improvement. Find out more from the role description and apply using the forms provided. Email completed forms to bbrooke@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk. The closing date for applications is now 15th October. Candidates will be invited to interview after that date. Full training will be given before you are deployed. You are welcome to discuss the role further by calling Beth Brooke on 01297 442232.

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Jo Elliott, one of our Subject Leaders of Education (SLE), who is based at The King’s School, recently attended a School Development Support Agency training on ‘Leading and Developing A Mentally Healthy School’. Jo and The King’s School will lead the rollout of this training across the alliance and beyond. There will be two days of training for school leaders, one on ‘strategic leadership in the creation of the right ethos and culture for a mentally healthy school’ and the second on ‘developing policies that will support and maintain good mental health in schools’. The alliance is also planning to join forces with an ‘Early Help for Mental Health’ practitioner from Devon Child Adolescent and Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to ensure that there is access to information from a mental health clinician. The upcoming Green Paper and likely changes to Ofsted inspection criteria mean this training is timely. Dates will be announced before the Spring half Term.