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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L7 to L11

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exceptional opportunity for a skilled, experienced, committed and ambitious KS2 specialist to develop as a Deputy Headteacher in a thriving school and prepare for leadership in a strong and growing trust.

As of September 2024, the current Headteacher, Mr Mark Couper-Barton, will become the Executive Headteacher of both Mayfield Primary School and our sister school in the trust, East Crompton St George’s CE Primary. As a result of this, and the growth of the school, we have decided to create a second Deputy Headship at Mayfield, to focus on the quality of education, particularly in KS2, where staffing will be growing as the additional year works its way up the school.

We have a committed, highly motivated, vibrant and creative teaching team, people who want the best for our children. Early Years is really strong. KS1 has significantly improved, although there is still work to do to ensure that all children build on the excellent foundations of Early Years. At KS2, we remain, on average, 20% behind national ARE. This gap is a challenge and impact of the disruption of lockdown is still working through our school, as it is in many others. Our children need expert, precise teaching to enable them to become confident learners who can remember more and apply that learning. Our priority in making this appointment is to secure an experienced teacher and leaders with a track record of improvement in outcomes and progress at KS2 who can lead and model that quality for all staff.

The new Senior Leadership Team at Mayfield Primary School will therefore include the Executive Headteacher, two Deputies and an Assistant Headteacher. One Deputy Headteacher (this post) will focus on the quality of education and the development of teaching, particularly in our growing KS2; the second Deputy Headteacher will focus on the pastoral provision, pupil welfare, safeguarding and behaviour and will act as Head of School when the Executive Headteacher is in East Crompton St George’s.

Both Deputy Headteachers are equal and can be called on to deputise for the Executive Headteacher, as appropriate, both will lead staff training and development in their respective areas, and both will report directly to the Local Governing Committee on their respective specialist areas, ensuring that they have the breadth of experience and the training, mentoring and investment to progress as school leaders, ideally in our trust.

What the school offers its staff

Working for Mayfield means that you would be part of the Cranmer Education Trust, a successful, growing Trust which prides itself on looking after its people, offering a high level of support and access to expertise. This is an excellent time to join the team, as we develop collaborative structures and systems to enhance and support our growing family of schools.

Alongside Mayfield Primary School, the Trust is made up of primary and secondary schools across Oldham and Rochdale. The Trust also incorporates a teacher training school and the East Manchester Teaching Hub and a MFL hub, which support the training and development of new and existing teachers across the North West of England. For further details please visit https://careers.cranmereducationtrust.com/.

We offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development in a growing Trust
  • A strong school community that places children, families and staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • A supportive team who will work with and alongside you to achieve the very best
  • Teachers career average pension scheme with a generous employer contribution
  • Central Oldham location close to good transport networks

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Mayfield Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
331 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0161 624 6425

Mayfield Primary School is a lovely, warm and nurturing school, serving a predominantly White-British community which has high levels of disadvantage. In 2020-21 we expanded our school to 2FE and our nursery provision, including rising 3s, continues to grow.

Arranging a visit to Mayfield Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ncarroll@mayfield-primary.org.

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