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Chief Executive Officer The Rose Learning Trust

The Rose Learning Trust seeks a committed and passionate CEO to take forward the vision, values and ethos of our dynamic and aspirational Trust.

  • Location: Doncaster and North Lincolnshire
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Closing date: 9 a.m. Tuesday 7th May

Who we are

The Rose Learning Trust was founded on the shared belief that the best interests of its pupils should be at the heart of our schools. Each and every one of our pupils is valued for who they are, irrespective of background or circumstance, and we aspire that they all succeed. 

Our focus is ensuring that all our pupils have the best tools and support to learn and grow socially, emotionally and academically in a safe and nurturing environment.

About us: Empowering children for a brighter future

At the heart of our Trust is a commitment to the belief that children are the architects of tomorrow’s world, and their best interests must be the cornerstone of our educational landscape. We are proud to have built a Trust that prioritises children’s well-being and harnesses their potential through shaping their education.

Our mission

We believe that every child deserves the chance to realise their full potential. Central to our ethos is creating environments where children are equipped with the tools and support necessary for holistic growth in a secure and enjoyable setting. We understand that academic achievements alone do not define success, and we are dedicated to nurturing well-rounded individuals who not only excel academically but also develop essential life skills.

Our approach

While we recognise the benefits of cross-trust collaboration and support, we value and preserve the distinctive identities of each school within our Trust. Our focus remains on elevating teaching standards and fostering an environment conducive to lifelong learning. Through our collegiate approach to collaboration and constructive challenge, we enhance outcomes and opportunities for all children across our communities.

Sustainable growth

It will be key for our new CEO to lead our continued and purposeful growth. Our growth as a Trust is not measured solely by numerical expansion but by quality and sustainability. We only see value in bringing schools into our Trust where we can make a difference for the learners, and our growth strategy reflects that. We firmly believe that by prioritising the quality of education over the number of schools in our Trust, we can be more impactful in the reinvestment to the pupils and staff who embody the future of our trust.

Our values in action

The core values of The Rose Learning Trust encapsulated in our ‘ROSE’ principles, serve as guiding beacons for pupils, staff, and the Trust itself. Each school within our Trust is celebrated as a unique school supported to meet the distinct needs of its community. We offer support through transitions, allowing schools to remain focused on delivering a curriculum and education experience that meets the needs of their communities.

Why we do what we do

Our driver as a Trust is to foster a sustainable collaborative school improvement model that respects that our schools operate in differing local contexts. We underpin our schools with a high-performing central team where we pool our expertise and resources, which allows us to create an ecosystem where schools support each other on the journey to excellence. Investing in our workforce and their development is paramount to unlocking the full potential of our pupils. Our strategy hinges on the belief that exceptional teaching is the bedrock of pupil success. So, alongside developing our workforce, we prioritise evidence-based practices and continuous professional development to elevate teaching standards. Our curriculum essentials underscore the importance of subject knowledge and pedagogical mastery in delivering high-quality education. We empower aspiring educators to develop through Exchange Training for ITT

Our impact

We are proud that as a Trust of 9 schools, our schools that have been inspected by Ofsted are all judged to be ‘Good’ or above. For those yet to be inspected, we are confident through our self-evaluation that they would be high-achieving against the frameworks. It is therefore key for this new CEO to equip and empower our Headteachers to continue to develop the schools so that we remain consistently ‘Good’ as a Trust.

About the role

As the CEO of The Rose Learning Trust, you will lead the strategic vision of the trust while ensuring operational excellence and financial sustainability. Our new CEO will uphold the Trust’s ethos of child-centeredness and foster a culture of collaboration and innovation, which will allow our schools to continue to provide excellent education to their communities. Our new CEO will work closely with the board, school leaders, and external partners to drive performance and support school improvement. You will also oversee financial management, talent development, and stakeholder engagement to ensure the Trust’s continued growth and success.

The Trust’s schools serve diverse communities with varying needs. Our new CEO will join a Trust with a breadth of learner demographics, from schools with multicultural populations and pockets of deprivation to schools in less deprived areas. We value this diversity and see opportunity in this, which we hope our new CEO will embrace and harness for our continued development. We must maintain a child-centred approach, focusing on holistic development and individualised support. Collaboration and partnership are key aspects of the Trust’s operations, and our new CEO will need to be present and influential at our regular network meetings, professional learning forums, and also form relationships with external stakeholders such as the local authority, DfE and other educational organisations.

Who we are looking for

Our ideal CEO candidate is someone who possesses strong people skills, relationship-building abilities, and a deep understanding of educational frameworks and statutory requirements. You should have a vision for innovation and strategic thinking, with the ability to navigate potential changes in government policy and the educational landscape.

While experience in education leadership is preferred, the Trust is open to candidates from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to the Trust’s values and vision. Our new CEO should be an empowering and inspirational leader, capable of guiding the Trust through periods of change and growth while maintaining our core principles and child-centredness. You should have a collaborative and supportive leadership style, with a focus on nurturing partnerships and fostering talent within the trust.

Our CEO will work closely with the Executive Leadership team, including the Deputy CEO and other senior staff members responsible for school improvement, finance, curriculum, and operations. You will report to the board of trustees, so it is important that you come with an understanding of good governance. Our board is high-performing and diverse in its makeup, with individuals from varying backgrounds, including experienced educators, private sector representatives, and those with expertise in governance and oversight.

The relationship between the CEO and the board is characterised by collaboration and accountability. Our new CEO will be expected to provide regular updates to the board on the Trust’s performance, financial status, and strategic initiatives. Additionally, you will work closely with the board to address challenges, make strategic decisions, and ensure the Trust’s continued growth and success.

Our new CEO will play a crucial role in shaping the future direction of The Rose Learning Trust, working collaboratively with stakeholders to uphold its values, drive performance, and provide high-quality education for all pupils across its member schools.

Peridot Partners and The Rose Learning Trust are, together, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and our client expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references before any final offer can be made.


For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Eddie Caviezel Cox | eddiec@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07951 920768

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Welcome to The Rose Learning Trust

Welcome to The Rose Learning Multi-Academy Trust. We are a dynamic, aspirational Trust, passionate about creating environments in which whole school communities can thrive. We are committed to delivering the best education possible for all our young people and supporting educators in their mission.

The structure of our family of schools is built to promote connection. We work together towards common goals, knowing that collaborative expertise is a cornerstone of sustainable improvement and high standards.

We believe in excellent teaching, and our staff benefit from supported career pathways and structured knowledge and skills sharing between schools. Working together, we share best practice which seeks to improve teaching, learning and leadership at all levels.

Due to the upcoming retirement of our CEO, The Rose Learning Trust seek a committed and passionate CEO to take forward our vision, values and ethos.

Our aim is not only to grow our Trust successfully but also sustainably. We believe that through quality, not quantity, we can facilitate opportunities that can be invested back into the people who will secure our future: our pupils and staff.

Our aim at The Rose Learning Trust is to provide all pupils with the best possible start in life within communities of promise.

You will provide inspirational, strategic, and professional leadership which will ensure the continuing development and success of the Trust and its schools as places of transformational learning with a reputation for high standards across all aspects of its work.

We are a growing Trust and are currently a family of eight primary schools and one junior school, over 3,600 pupils and over 500 staff. Our CEO will shape the evolution of the Trust, exploring growth opportunities as it seeks to build on its initial successes in bringing schools together to address disadvantages and achieve outstanding outcomes for all pupils.

Pete Steadman
Trust Chair 

Accessibility information

The Rose Learning Trust stands against all forms of discrimination on the grounds of ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or ability.

The over-arching principles of the objectives are as follows:

  • Promoting equal opportunities.
  • Eliminating unlawful discrimination.
  • Eliminating harassment.
  • Promoting positive attitudes.
  • Promoting British values.
  • Promoting mutual respect, partnership working and collaboration.
  • Encouraging the participation of those with a disability.

It is our duty to enquire equality of opportunity between people from different groups and foster good relations between people from different groups. We are bound to ensure that recruitment, promotion, training, development, assessment, benefits, pay, terms and conditions of employment, redundancy and disciplinary are determined based on capability, qualifications, experience, skills and productivity Under the Equality Act 2010, the categories of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity are now known as ‘protected characteristics’.

Further information can be found on the Trust’s Equality and Diversity Objectives and Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedure, both are on The Rose Learning Trust website.

Further Information:

The Trust has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to facilitate the employment of a disabled person. These may include:

  • Making adjustments to premises.
  • Consideration of reallocating some of a disabled employee’s duties.
  • Transferring a disabled employee to a role better suited to their disability.
  • Relocating a disabled employee to a more suitable office.
  • Giving a disabled employee time off work/school/Trust for medical treatment or rehabilitation.
  • Providing training or mentoring for a disabled employee.
  • Supplying or modifying equipment, instruction and training/learning materials for disabled employees.
  • Any other adjustments that the Trust considers reasonable and necessary, providing such adjustments are within the financial means of the organisation.

The Rose Learning Trust is working towards the Leeds Carnegie University Anti Racism Charter Mark.

The interview rooms do not have a hearing loop system built in, but if a candidate should require additional support, we will explore other options to ensure they are accommodated.


Applicants with a disability are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the role, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.

For further information or to organise a conversation, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Eddie Caviezel Cox | eddiec@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07951 920768

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    Timetable

    Closing date: 9 a.m. Tuesday 7th May 2024
    Candidates informed of outcome: Friday 10th May 2024
    First stage interviews: Friday 17th May 2024
    Second stage interviews: Tuesday 21st May 2024


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