Head of Computing
The Blue Coat School
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.
Head of Computing
The Blue Coat School
The Trust has a sense of moral purpose, and values. It serves all members of the
local community. I was born and raised in Oldham myself and it's a satisfying
experience to be able to change so many lives for the better.
I'm proud to be able to give back to those who gave me so much; through my school (Blue Coat), through being able to work collaboratively with teachers in our partner primaries in my subject specialism (and teach Yr 5 and 6 pupils computing algorithms without using computers), through helping to train new teachers through our teacher-training arm Manchester Nexus, and more widely through our Teaching School Alliance, the Northern Alliance. I've developed as a teacher, and as a person.
St Georges Primary School
I enjoy working with such highly motivated and professional colleagues. When you work alongside people of high calibre it pushes you to lift your game. I find that no two days are the same, and there are many opportunities to work on larger projects. With these projects we're encouraged to develop our skills and qualifications. Since 2011 the number of pupils in school as nearly doubled and the building as grown to accommodate them but the desire here to excel as grown too.
Trust Payroll / Senior Finance Officer
The Blue Coat School
I had worked in Finance before but not for a couple of years and I was pleased to get back into a finance role. I like managing and monitoring budgets and ensuring they are accurate. I enjoy a balance of regular routines and variety within my role. I look after the monthly payroll for Blue Coat and find this element of the role very satisfying. I hadn't worked in payroll before working here and have learnt new skills to do this. My role requires me to work with lots of people: teachers throughout the school, support staff and students. I really like working with different people for the varied elements of the role.
Head of Key Stage 2
I am proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust and I believe that every child, in every school, should have the same opportunities and I feel this is strong within the Trust. I was encouraged to take part in the Teaching Leader's Programme (Ambition School Leadership) and have completed my first year (Sept 17 – July 18). This has enabled me to develop as a leader / leader of the future and have the confidence and self-belief I may not have previously had. I am driven by the team spirit at Mayfield and the 'family feel' in school. We work together to achieve.
Director of Learning
The Blue Coat School
The vision and values of the Trust match up with my own; helping young people become
everything they can be, and everything they are meant to be. These core values of
the CET make me proud to work here due to the impact you can make with the
The pupils are the reason you come to work in the morning. It's a cliché, but everyday is different. It's what makes it interesting. It's a privilege to work within a Trust that has impacted on the future of so many young people and will continue to for years to come. The Cranmer Education Trust and Blue Coat School have always created pathways for progression from all stages in my career development.
Strategic Director of Teacher Training and Development
East Manchester Teaching School Hub
I have been a teacher and leader at The Blue Coat School. I now lead the Teaching School Hub. The Cranmer Education Trust drives me to want to achieve my own potential. What we stand for aligns completely with my own values – doing our utmost to make a positive contribution to young people, supporting and developing their teachers at each stage of their career, and playing an active role in the communities that we serve.
My wider career development has also been supported by the CET. And presented many opportunities that enabled me to develop the leadership skills, knowledge and confidence for the position I now hold.”
Primary Maths Specialist
Works with the Trust
I have been trusted and supported in developing my role. I have had some freedom in
developing maths knowledge and skills, and been enabled to implement them across
school, with the complete backing of school leaders and the Trust, at all levels,
including Mark Couper-Barton (HT) and Julie Hollis (CEO). Colleagues have embraced
changes and new working practices with enthusiasm and openness.
The Trust has invested in me as a teacher and as a maths leader through Maths Hub training. In 2017-18 I was a class teacher for 3 days a week, and on the fourth I developed as a nationally accredited Mastery Lead.
The Blue Coat School
My vision and way of thinking has always been valued by the Trust and they've really
nurtured me. I've gone from an enthusiastic, 'buzzy' classroom teacher to a
strategic and passionate leader but one thing has always remained the same: the
pupils, their progress but above all their happiness is the most important thing to
me and I've never had to compromise those values.
St Anne's Academy
I feel honoured and privileged to be Deputy Headteacher at St Anne’s Academy. Through Joining the Cranmer Education Trust, our school has embarked upon a very exciting journey towards rapid and sustained school improvement.
Personally, since joining Trust, I feel I have had excellent support from colleagues at all levels across the organisation which as a result, has brought about significant improvements in our school’s curriculum, assessment and remote learning platform. As an SLE within the Trust I really enjoy working with teachers and leaders on developing practice across our schools and working collaboratively with other schools across the North West.
Throughout my career I’ve benefitted from excellent career development opportunities and feel this has only been strengthened through the professional support I have received since joining St Anne’s Academy. As the Deputy Headteacher at St Anne’s, I look forward to the next chapter in our school’s improvement journey and immersing myself in the excellent support and development opportunities that are available to all staff across the wider Trust.
Mayfield Primary School
During my time working for The Cranmer Education Trust, I have been given the opportunity to develop and grow my career, I have had excellent support and guidance from the CET and have been given opportunities to work with a range of people, these include the School Improvement Partner and a Primary Consultant commissioned by the CET.
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.
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 www.teacherspensions.co.uk or www.lgpsmember.org
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.
The School Trust buys into an employee assistance programme which offers a wide range of services to staff.
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.
Staff and colleagues can take advantage of our free onsite parking whilst working at our schools.
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.
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
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