Executive Headteacher


Contract type: Permanent Full Time/Part Time.

Location: ELT Office and split between secondary schools sites

Required from: September 2023 or sooner

Salary:  Leadership L35-L40 £102,137-£115,410 (pro rata for part time)

Closing date : 29th March 2023 at 5pm

Interview date : TBC

Education Learning Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, educating over 3500 pupils from age 2 to 16 in the Greater Manchester area.  We are very proud of our inclusive ethos to Collaborate, Empower and Achieve and provide over 450 employees with an inspiring and innovative place to work, with exceptional training and development opportunities. 

This is an unique opportunity to join an evolving team and to grow a new role.

As a Trust employee you will receive excellent benefits including a highly competitive salary, well-regarded pension scheme, excellent career development opportunities and support for your health and wellbeing with our award-winning employee assistance programme.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and ambitious Executive Headteacher to play a key role  in the Trust as it grows, working with our two secondary schools.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with a depth of educational experience, with commitment to supporting the Trust leaders in their pursuit of excellence. You will be an outstanding leader with a strong track record  of improvement within the secondary sector.  You will work closely with the Trust Director of Learning & Innovation, Headteachers and Trust board to ensure continual improvement. 

Our vision at ELT is to provide:

  • exciting, innovative and challenging learning communities
  • school improvement strategies arising from evidenced based research and professional enquiry
  • opportunities for professional development and leadership
  • a celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of individual settings 
  • Innovation in practice by recognising the value of learning partnerships, both locally and nationally

This results in an exceptional learning journey for all.

Education Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures that promote safeguarding and safer working practices. This is in line with statutory guidance including Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002.

Education Learning Trust is committed to fulfilling their Equality Duty obligations, including valuing equality and diversity and therefore expects all employees to share this commitment.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

Candidates should apply by completing the ELT application form, CVs alone cannot be accepted in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

Education Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, social media check and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.'

‘This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:


Please return applications to HR@educationlearningtrust.com for the attention of Michelle Murray, CEO, ELT Central Team.

If you would value an informal discussion about the post, please contact Vanessa McManus via email at office@educationlearningtrust.com

Closing Date: 29 March 2023, 5.00pm


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