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Newcastle upon Tyne.

Independent Chair - Newcastle Promise Board

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£500 per day.

Newcastle Schools

15 days per year on a flexible basis

This will be paid at a rate of £500 per day.

Ideally the successful applicant will take up the post in the Summer/Autumn of 2020 for an initial period of 12 months.

The Newcastle Promise:

A city where we all share responsibility for providing the best educational opportunities for all our children and young people.

The Newcastle Promise Board is seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic independent chair to build on our successes to date and help to drive forward this exciting new partnership between schools, delivering the very best for every child and young person in our city.

The Promise Board is a body representing all of our schools alongside the Local Authority and key partners. Formed in 2018, it has brought schools together to collectively meet the challenges and opportunities facing education providers in the city. (Please see the Promise Board section of the Newcastle Services to Schools Website for further details).

The Promise Board are seeking expert and impartial leadership in the form of an Independent Chair who will work on behalf of the Promise Board for a period of 15 days per year on a flexible basis at a rate of £500 per day.

The post holder will have an understanding of the needs of schools in our city, and the passion and commitment to actively bring together all partners to deliver the very best outcomes for children and young people in our city.

Applications are welcomed from those with current or recent experience of headship/school leadership, HMI roles or senior posts within education or with other relevant experience you can bring to the role.

Interested applicants should supply a CV and covering letter of application of no more than two sides of A4 which outlines how their experience and impact to date makes them suitable for this role.

Application CVs and letters may be emailed to or sent by post to the address below:

The Newcastle Promise Board

c/o Grange First School

Norham Road


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE3 2NP.

Application packs are available by emailing

For more information or an informal discussion, candidates are invited to speak with the acting Chair Matt Ward at Grange First School (0191 285 2954).

Closing Date: Friday, March 20.

Interviews to be held week beginning 30 March. Applicants should state clearly if there are any dates or times within this week when they would be unavailable for interview.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

30 March 2020

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