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Executive Director of Primary Education

Salary                                                    Highly Competitive

Hours                                                    Full Time

Required                                             1st September 2018 or by negotiation

Post Reference                                 P167

Pontefract Academies Trust is a multi-academy trust of two secondary and six primary academies.  The Trust is offering a unique opportunity for an ambitious applicant to join the Trust at the start of our next stage of development.

The Executive Director of Primary Education will lead the support, challenge and improvement of the Trust’s primary schools. All primary academies will come under their remit and the post-holder will provide hands on leadership.

The Executive Director of Primary Education is accountable for ensuring the educational success of the primary cluster. The role will coordinate and monitor support for all the academies and should create a culture of constant improvement in each one. The successful candidate will work closely with the CEO, the Trust Executive Director of Teaching and Learning and other members of the MAT Executive Leadership Team.

Strong leadership is vital to ensure the success of the Trust. Pontefract Academies Trust would like to appoint an ambitious and energetic Executive Director of Primary Education who will work alongside the CEO to secure progress, develop, share and embed systems across the six primary academies.





If you would like an informal discussion about the post with Julian Appleyard OBE, CEO of the Trust, contact Human Resources on 01977 707342.

Completed application and declaration forms should be returned either by post or by email to:

Lisa Dodgson, HR Manager, Pontefract Academies Trust, c/o St Mary’s Community Centre, The Circle, Chequerfield, Pontefract WF8 2AY or by email

Closing Date: Monday 21st May 2018 at 10am.

Interview: Week Commencing 21st May 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone.  The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and any satisfactory pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.