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  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    3 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: As prescribed in School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document and the Headteachers' standards 2020

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Group 5 salary range, L23 – L29, £81,070 - £93,902

What skills and experience we're looking for

Further to the retirement of its founding Headteacher, Community First Academy Trust and its Board of Trustees are seeking to appoint an inspirational and forward thinking Headteacher from January 2025 to take this successful school to the next stage of its development as it moves forward in its collaboration with the newly identified school trust.

Platt Bridge Community Primary School is a 2 -11 primary school that is committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion and that every child entrusted to our care achieves their full potential in a happy and caring environment. Platt Bridge Community School was the first full service extended school within the Wigan authority and as its name suggests, we always aim to be at the heart of the community.

The school motto of ‘Promotes Belief Creates Success’ encapsulates our approach to learning, and our school values are underpinned by championing the success and life chances of all children and ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion through our curriculum.

This is a great opportunity for the right person with a passion for developing each and every child to lead this popular primary school into the future and build on its established vision and ethos.

We can offer you:

  • An excellent opportunity to develop yourself, supported by a strong team of dedicated staff, committed Trustees, Local Governors and engaged parents and carers.
  • Happy, enthusiastic, motivated and friendly children who are keen to learn and are proud of their school.
  • An exceptional team of staff who believe that every child is helping each other prepare for the next step in their journey.
  • A well-rounded/established school in an environment with a supportive community.
  • A generous leadership range that includes access to a Health Cash Plan that is paid for by the trust and gives access to a range of helpful benefits.

As leader of Platt Bridge Community School, it will be your role to ensure that all staff are developed and equipped to meet the schools aims. You will focus on ensuring that all children access our school's broad and bespoke curriculum, ensuring; high standards and academic outcomes are achieved through fidelity to the school’s ethos and values.

You will focus on professional leadership and management for the school within the context of the School Development Plan and Trust Improvement Strategies.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching and leadership across the Primary stage. You will be responsible for evaluating the school’s performance, identifying areas for continuous improvement, raising standards and collaborating with other school leaders across the newly identified trust.

Are you:

  • Committed to developing enquiring and curious minds with a lifetime love of learning, a growth mindset, a willingness to tackle any challenge and ownership of their learning?
  • Highly ambitious for every child to achieve more than they think possible?
  • Able to champion the wellbeing and happiness of every child?
  • Eager to inspire, motivate and empower staff to deliver the highest quality education?

To find out more and register your interest for the role, please visit www.joinplattbridge.co.uk

If you have any questions or queries about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Laura McGunigle on 07931 384683 or Laura@satiseducation.co.uk

  • The closing date for application is: Friday 3rd May 2024 at 23:59
  • Shortlisting will take place: Wednesday 8th May 2024
  • Interviews will be held: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May 2024

Community First Academy Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for all roles. All candidates will also be subject to an online search for information about you as part of our due diligence and commitment to safeguarding.

What the school offers its staff

What can we offer you?

  • Trust-wide enrolment in a well-being package including Simply Health pre-paidcover for a wide range of everyday healthcare treatments.
  • A commitment to maintaining teacher pay and conditions as a minimum.
  • Competitive pay and reward opportunities.
  • Access to a talent development programme to further enhance your skillknowledge, experiences, and behaviours.
  • Access to a peer network team of likeminded, successful, supportive school leaders.
  • Executive coaching.
  • A well-developed school leadership team that is knowledgeable, aspirational for theschool, its pupils and the wider community.

Commitment to safeguarding

Community First Academy Trust are committed to rigorous safeguarding procedures and consistently promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosures. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record with barred list through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), medical clearance, references and verification of your qualifications satisfactory to the Trust.

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About Platt Bridge Community School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
485 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01744 634654

Our school consists of like-minded individuals who focus relentlessly on their core purpose to advance education for public benefit.

Our charitable school trust has one single legal and moral purpose: to advance education in the public interest.

We believe that school trusts create the conditions for deep collaboration among teachers and leaders to improve the quality of education.

Arranging a visit to Platt Bridge Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email c.holden@cfat.org.uk.

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