5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    15 April 2021 at 5:00 pm

  • Date listed

    1 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L16-L20 on Bright Futures Leadership scales: £61,465 – £67,695

Job summary

Head of School
Acre Hall Primary School, Flixton, Manchester
L16-L20 on Bright Futures Leadership scales: £61,465 – £67,695
Are you a senior leader looking for your next challenge?
Acre Hall Primary School is part of Bright Futures Educational Trust. It is a larger than average primary school which moved into a new building in January 2016. Acre Hall houses 3 small specialist classes, with overall pupil numbers of 263.
We are looking for candidates who see collaboration as a means to strive for excellence in both their professional development and outstanding provision for all pupils. If you have experience of working with children with significant barriers to learning and also a track record as a leader who has raised standards and achievement, demonstrated with outcomes; we would love to hear from you.
We offer a great place to work and an opportunity to join an organisation which really lives its values of community, integrity and passion.
You will find full details of the post and how to find out more about Bright Futures and Acre Hall, in the comprehensive information pack on our website: http://bfet.co.uk/vacancies/.
How to apply for the post is also contained in this pack and the closing date is 5pm on 15th April. Selection will take place on 22nd April.

Employee benefits

We offer salary sacrifice schemes for purchasing bikes used for travel to work and
technology for personal use through monthly interest free salary deductions.

Applying for the job

We can only accept completed application forms, rather than CVs. This is because the regulatory guidelines of Keeping Children Safe in Education, require us to check various details of job applicants and an identical application format for each candidate enables us to do this.
Our website contains our application form and disclosure of criminal background form. Both completed forms should be emailed to vacancies@bfet.uk by 5pm on 15th April 2021
We hope to conduct the selection process on site on 22nd April 2021.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
306 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email

About Acre Hall Primary School

Acre Hall is a larger than average primary school becoming a sponsored academy in July 2013. The school moved into a new 1.5 form entry build in January 2016. Acre Hall houses 3 small specialist classes – funded by a local authority Service Level Agreement – for pupils with a range of social, communication and learning difficulties including ASD. Those pupils all have Education Health Care plans and travel from across Trafford.
In Sept 2020, 25% of pupils were entitled to Pupil Premium Funding. The school role is predominately White British ethnicity but is becoming more diverse. There are a significant number of pupils with fragmented homes; during 2019-20, 9% of school role actively worked with social care or through school based family interventions.
The Acre Hall site comprises a two storey building with extensive grounds. Outdoor learning is an important part of the curriculum.
A creative curriculum approach is in place throughout school with music, the arts and sport having great emphasis. The school has retained ‘gold' status for school sports mark for 2 years and is working towards gaining 'platinum' status . The school holds ‘music mark’ status and is currently submitting evidence to gain ‘artsmark' status.
Acre Hall has an established ‘ team to support families and provide therapeutic interventions to pupils. A number of staff hold ‘Mental Health First Aider’ status with some staff being qualified to deliver parent training courses.
There is a school run breakfast club along with a privately run After School club operating on the site providing wrap around care for pupils.
Acre Hall is a happy school where pupils thrive in the caring and supportive atmosphere. Staff work hard to create good relationships with pupils and help them feel part of the ‘Acre Hall Family’.
OFSTED inspected Acre Hall on 4th 5th December 2018 giving school a ‘ rating.
Find out more about our school on the website: https://www.acrehall.trafford.sch.uk/

Arranging a visit to Acre Hall Primary School

Prospective candidates are invited to request a telephone call with John Stephens, Chief Executive Officer.
Please email vacancies@bfet.uk to request an appointment on either Tuesday 13th April 10.30 12.30, or Thursday 15 April 10 11 am.
Acre Hall will be closed for the Easter holidays for the duration that this advert will be live. Candidates are invited to contact the Deputy Head Annie who has offered to show prospective candidates around the facilities on either the morning of Thursday 8th or Friday 9th April 2021. Please email AYeates@ahps.bfet.uk to make the arrangements.

School location

Irlam Road, Manchester, M41 6NA

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