Working with us

There are a range of roles and responsibilities at the Cranmer Education Trust, which is a growing and forward-thinking school Trust. We welcome and appreciate diversity and believe this creates excellence. Staff are supported to be the best they can be and we provide a developmental and welcoming environment.


Working for Cranmer Education Trust

At the Cranmer Education Trust, we work collaboratively, share good practice and have a Trust-wide approach to development. Schools and colleagues within them can achieve more than they could individually. We strive to ensure all our staff are able to build an excellent provision for our children and young people, and aspire to be a centre of excellence.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

"Staff are supported and developed professionally, to best they can be, and are valued and recognised. "

What do our staff say?

Staff stories

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What's on offer?

Our benefits

We value all our people and embrace diversity within our staff community. We offer national terms and conditions, competitive salaries, defined benefit pension schemes, an employee assistance programme, generous annual leave entitlements for our full year staff, enhanced maternity, paternity and sickness pay schemes and we invest in staff development through appraisal and continuous professional development.

Staff Terms and Conditions

All teachers are appointed on Burgundy Book terms and conditions. All support staff are appointed on Green Book and National Joint Council terms and conditions. The School Trust always implements nationally agreed pay awards.


All staff are automatically enrolled into the relevant pension scheme: The Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) or the Local Government Pensions Scheme (LGPS). You are guaranteed a pension from both these schemes if you work the minimum number of years and unless you opt-out. For more information visit or

Personal development

The appraisal process aligns and complements the culture and ethos of working with staff and supporting the change process.

Through appraisal we recognise and celebrate success, it's an on-going process of development to ensure staff are the best they can be, contributing to the best educational provision for young people.

Leave entitlements

  • Generous Annual leave entitlements of up to 31 days, rising with length of service, plus eight bank holidays
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay schemes
  • Generous sick pay scheme, increasing with length of service

Employee Assistance Programme

The School Trust buys into an employee assistance programme which offers a wide range of services to staff.

Relations with trade unions

The School Trust has a relationship with the recognised Trade Unions through termly JCNC (Joint Consultation and Negotiation Committee) meetings. Trustees are committed to seek agreement on revisions to staff policies through the recognised unions which are currently: NASUWT, Unison, ASCL, National Education Union, National Association of Headteachers and GMB.

Free parking at all of our schools.

Staff and colleagues can take advantage of our free onsite parking whilst working at our schools.

Long Service Award

We value all our employees and their commitment to the organisation, many of whom stay with us for long periods, sometimes for a life-time! As an organisation and a community, we like to say thank you, and all staff who serve 20 years within the Trust will be presented with a cheque for £100 to recognise their commitment, contribution, and dedication.

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Information about the area

Our Location Central to the North West

The Cranmer Trust is located in cosmopolitan Greater Manchester and close to rural areas including the Saddleworth Moors, the beautiful Peak District National Park and the diverse beauty of the landscape across Rochdale and South Pennines.

The Trust benefits from strong commuter links in the North West including good rail and tram infrastructure and easy access to Manchester International Airport. We are accessible from most of the main towns in the region including Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport, Warrington, Saddleworth, Bury, Bolton, Wigan, Leeds, Huddersfield and from much of Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, South/West Yorkshire and Derbyshire via the M62, M60, M67 and M56

Additional information

25 minutes by car to Manchester
20 minutes by train to Manchester
25 minutes by tram to Manchester
50 minutes by car to Chester
1 hour to York by train

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