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    Required as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    17 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 18.125 hours per week over 2 days. This is a great opportunity for flexible working as the role will work 38 weeks during school term time and an additional 1 week to be agreed. A total of 39 weeks. Hybrid working based at the Lodge, Altrincham Grammar school for Girls

Contract type

Fixed term - 2 years

Full-time equivalent salary

£42,503 rising to £46,549 per annum

Actual salary

£18,197.64 rising to £19,929.93, per annum

Pay scale

NJC scale points 36 to 40 (Bright Futures scale Grade 9)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Speech and Language Therapist: Early Years Stronger Practice Hub at Bright Futures Educational Trust

2-year fixed term contract

We would welcome interest from applicants where the employer would be open to a secondment arrangement


The Speech and Language Therapist fulfils a specialist role in the delivery of the Early Years Stronger Practice Hub. As part of the COVID 19 recovery programme, the role supports the Head of Early Years Stronger Practice Hub (EYSPH) to deliver the objectives and aims of the EYSPH and the other parts of the Bright Futures Development Network.

This role will lead the delivery of the Speech and Language specific projects and programmes that have been identified by key stakeholders eg. Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Local Authorities etc. These projects are either delivered through the Education Endowment Fund or local projects that fit the strategic priorities of the area. The Speech and Language Therapist will be responsible for overseeing accredited training, EEF Projects and locally driven programmes. Supporting settings to deliver and deploy a team of Specialist Leaders or consultants to support setting. They will also support on the development of stakeholder engagement and communication plans. This exciting role is varied and complex and candidates will need to have the relevant qualifications, excellent organisation and the ability to mentor and coach practitioners.

Please refer to the attached job pack for full details on the job description and person specification.

What the school offers its staff

Terms and Conditions

Salary: NJC scale points 36 to 40 (Bright Futures scale Grade 9). The full-time equivalent pay is £42,503 rising to £46,549 per annum. The actual pay based on the below working pattern commencing £18,197.64 rising to £19,929.93, per annum actual pay. Pay progression is linked to performance.

Working weeks: This is a great opportunity for flexible working as the role will work 38 weeks during school term time and an additional 1 week to be agreed. A total of 39 weeks.

Hours: 18.125 hours per week over 2 days.

Holidays: You will be paid for the prorate equivalent of 25 days, plus 8 public holidays. This increases to 30 days plus 8 public holidays after 5 years’ service.

Pension: Local government pension scheme. Please take a look at the website: https://www.gmpf.org.uk/.

Other: We offer salary sacrifice schemes for purchasing bikes used for travel to work and technology for personal use, through monthly interest free salary deductions. We also offer opportunities for professional development.

For a full explanation of our employment offer please see the booklet on our website:

Our-Employment-Terms-November-2022.pdf (bright-futures.co.uk)

Further details about the role

How to Apply

We can only accept completed application forms, rather than CVs. This is because the regulatory guidelines of Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021), require us to check various details of job applicants and an identical application format for each candidate enables us to do this. We use a process that does not identify personal characteristics to the shortlisting panel. This is part of our commitment to equalities and diversity.


Our application form is available online, along with the disclosure of criminal background form. Alternatively, you can click Apply Now on this role via the current vacancies page of our website.

Please upload the forms by 09.00 a.m. Friday 17 February 2023. The selection will take place on Tuesday 21 February 2023. You will be notified after the closing date whether you have been shortlisted.

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About Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1372 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Bright Futures Educational Trust (BFET) is a partnership of schools based in the North West. The Trust’s vision is the best for everyone, the best from everyone. Our values of community, passion and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. There are currently twelve schools within the Trust. BFET is committed to providing all staff with the training and support they need to be the best in their profession. Benefits include: working cross-phase, knowledge exchange between our schools and the opportunity to work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in their profession. Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (AGGS) was in the first cohort of schools to be designated a National Teaching School in 2011. AGGS is the lead school in the “Alliance for Learning”. Our teaching school alliance comprises schools of every type and phase, plus universities, throughout a wide geographical area. The impact of teaching school activities is felt within the Trust and far beyond. We have a reputation for excellence regionally and nationally, of which we are very proud. The successful candidates must be willing to engage in the school’s commitment to developing AGGS as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning.

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