VACANCY - Chief Executive Officer

Competitive salary (depending on experience and expertise of candidate)


Starting September 2017


We are seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to succeed the founder CEO, Dame Susan Jowett, who is retiring after providing outstanding service to education and George Spencer Academy, the lead school in the Trust. For further details please visit or talk to Rachel Singer or Jo Fish at Navigate on 0113 287 8445 or 0203 637 5007. To download a recruitment pack please click here



Welcome to The Spencer Academies Trust

As one of the first converter Academies in the country, a Leading Edge and a co-founder of Challenge Partners we are at the forefront of innovation, individualised learning and teaching excellence. Our designation as an approved Academy Sponsor, National Support School, Teaching School and licensee of the National College's leadership development programmes reflects the extent of our contribution to system-wide improvement and builds on our excellent reputation for the training and development of teachers and leaders.


We became a Multi-Academy Trust in March 2012 starting with our local feeder primary schools. We have now evolved into a medium-sized Trust – continually learning and developing together. We have made a commitment to work with other schools and share our expertise. We are relentless, focusing on results, high achievement and high expectations – our mantra is 'whatever it takes'.


Schools Currently in the Spencer Academies Trust




Local Authority

Date joined the Trust

Current Ofsted Grade

George Spencer – Lead Sponsor


1 September 2010

Outstanding, May 2015

Chetwynd Primary Academy


1 April 2012

Good, October 2014

Wyndham Primary Academy


1 September 2012

Outstanding, May 2014

Fairfield Primary Academy


1 September 2013

Good, September 2012

Portland Spencer Academy


1 February 2014

Awaiting Inspection

Glenbrook Primary School


1 April 2014

Awaiting Inspection

Sunnyside Spencer Academy


1 May 2014

Awaiting Inspection

Heanor Gate Science College


1 September 2014

Requires Improvement, Nov. 2014

Long Field Academy


1 April 2015

Requires Improvement, Feb 2016

Inkersall Primary Academy


1 September 2015

Good, June 2015



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  For more information about our Trust or how we may help you, please contact in the first instance: Mrs Jill Wilkinson, Chief Operating Officer, or telephone: 0115 9170100 ext 611


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