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  • Start date details

    Summer Term (Earlier If Possible)

  • Closing date

    24 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time All Year Round

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 – L22 (£71,729 – 79,112)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit a Director of Teaching and Learning who will be predominately responsible for the quality of pedagogical leadership and classroom practice across the trust. As an experienced and inspiring leader, the Director of Teaching and Learning will play a critical role in continuing to build the Trust in its next phase of development. The role is diverse and you will required to undertake a range of activities including coaching, planning, delivering training, tracking teacher and leadership development, assisting with teacher recruitment and retention, modelling strong practice, assisting with data analysis and working with leaders and teachers at all levels to ensure that classroom practice is consistently strong.

You will also have a role in shaping the direction of Trust wide literacy development, including reading, writing and oracy. This role will be crucial in ensuring that school departments are working collaboratively and making the most of being in one trust. We are looking for someone who still very much enjoys teaching and being in the classroom, since this is where you will be spending the majority of your time; modelling to staff and live coaching are a fundamental aspect of this role, as is training others to do the same.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a relentless focus on ensuring that our students receive the very best experience in teaching and learning in every classroom, so that each one of them can achieve the outcomes their potential predicts is possible.
  • Lead at a senior level to enhance the work of Headteachers in raising outcomes through improvements to the quality of teaching and learning.
  • Have the drive and determination to successfully collaborate in creating a culture of high expectations that raise standards
  • Work closely with the Headteachers and be a member of the Trust Senior Leadership team.

What the school offers its staff

  • a supportive induction programme and have access to high quality CPD.
  • consistent support from a dedicated CEO, Trustees, central trust team and Head Teachers.
  • a paid premium to a Healthcare Cash Plan to claim back contributions towards dental, optical and other medical costs.
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • fantastic facilities.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Bishop Fraser Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to child protection screening including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and also past employment checks. We are an equal opportunities employer. References will be sought prior to interview.

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About The Bishop Fraser Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01204 201184

The Bishop Fraser Trust is Multi Academy Trust which was set up on the 1st December 2017. Our family of schools are as follows;
• St James’s Church of England High School (11-16)
• Canon Slade School (11-18)
• Bolton St Catherine’s Academy (3-16)
• Bury Church of England High School (11-16)
• St Catherine’s Church of England Primary (Horwich) (3-11)

The Trust’s vision is based on our strongly held Christian values: “To allow all children to experience ‘Life in all it’s fullness’, no matter what their starting point.” We offer a high quality, inclusive and distinctive education within a caring and nurturing environment based on our Christian values, recognising the uniqueness of each child.

Our schools are situated in Bolton and Bury. We are an outward facing Trust and constantly look to learn and collaborate with others. We also have an excellent provision via our Train Teach Lead Partnership (TTLP), which offers excellent CPD and school to school support. Our links with Manchester Diocese, GMLP and the Bolton Learning Partnership continues to be strong.

Arranging a visit to The Bishop Fraser Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@thebishopfrasertrust.co.uk.

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