The Park Academies Trust


Job Reference SBKXA2
Closing Date Thursday 14 Mar 2024

The Park Academies Trust (TPAT) is a family of three secondary schools, three primary schools and one sixth form in Swindon, with a mission to work together within communities to deliver an inspirational education for children regardless of background. We educate over 4000 pupils ranging from nursery through to sixth form and a key feature of the Trust is the importance we place on developing curriculum alignment and a smooth transition between primary, secondary and post-16 education. We are building a Trust of like-minded local schools: focused on raising the aspirations of pupils, parents and staff alike. We come together as one, with a shared responsibility for all of the children across our Trust.

TPAT is now looking to appoint an inspirational and motivated CEO to drive the Trust forward in its development, and to work collaboratively with TPAT schools to ensure the best possible outcomes to children. The CEO is responsible for providing leadership that articulates the Trust’s vision and values in practice, defines and delivers the Trust’s strategy and shapes its ongoing development. The CEO, through inspirational leadership, oversees all operations of the Trust – including enabling school and organisational improvement at scale, compliance, the mitigation of risk, and building strategic partnerships with stakeholders to ensure both strong educational outcomes for pupils and the sustainable development of the Trust.

The successful candidate will be an experienced, dynamic and collaborative leader, who can drive forward the Trust’s Strategic Plan and develop the schools in ways that will bring increased consistency and effectiveness across the organisation. They will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, as well as sound judgement and resilience. They will be aligned with the Trust’s vision and values and passionate about improving the life chances of children and young people through education and experiences.

TPAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Staff must work in accordance with the South West Child Protection procedures and Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy and understand their role within that Policy.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to The Park Academies Trust on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference SBKXA2. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 14th March 2024.

We come together as one, with a shared responsibility for all of the children across our Trust.