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Job details
Employer Castlebrook High School
Location Bury
Salary L30-34 (starting point will be determined by experience)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Required for September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter

The Board of Trustees seeks applications from excellent candidates for this incredible opportunity.

We are keen to appoint an outstanding colleague to this exciting post. It is a wonderful opportunity for a proven leader to make a lasting impact on children’s life chances and to help guide them on their individual journeys to happy, successful and fulfilling futures. We will provide and encourage opportunities to be innovative, creative and ground-breaking. We intend to give rise to something truly exceptional. Through your exemplary leadership and aspirational ambition, our school will achieve beyond expectation for every child. Your inspirational energies will harness a collective motivation which will trigger accelerated performance and awesome outcomes for our young people.

Castlebrook High School is an 11-16 comprehensive academy which has served three generations in the local community. We currently have approximately 759 pupils, 41 teaching staff and 41 support staff including Student Services. The learners are drawn from a large cross-section of society, income and very varied aspirational groups, making the mix of learners very interesting and also very rewarding. The school is situated in the residential area of Unsworth in the south of Bury. The school is within easy reach of Manchester and has access to a wealth of enrichment opportunities on its doorstep. 

We want the very best for our children, is this you? If so we would love to hear from you: let’s create something special.

If you would like an informal visit to see the school in action please contact Julie Settle, on 0161 796 9820 or by emailing, for an appointment.

If you should like an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Julie Yarwood, Director of Education Quality, Standards and Training:

Our Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Application packs can be downloaded from: or
Alternatively contact our recruitment team on 01782 742910.

Closing Date: Monday 24th April 2017 at 09:00 a.m.
Shortlisting:  Thursday 27th April 2017
Interviews:   4th and 5th May 2017


To apply please complete the SET application form.

Your supporting statement should address and evidence the selection criteria detailed in the Person Specification. This should be completed in font size 11 and be no longer than 2 sides of A4.

Curriculum Vitae will not be accepted in lieu of a full application.

Please do not apply by clicking “the apply” now button on this site, please follow the directions detailed in this document.

Completed application forms may be returned in electronic format to:-

If you would prefer to submit a paper application form, please return to:

Amy McColgan
HR Officer
Shaw Education Trust Wolstanton High School Milehouse Lane Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 9JU

About the employer

Castlebrook High School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in Lancashire, serving students from the age of 11-16. The secondary school, situated in Bury has approximately 810 students on record. It belongs ...

Information about Castlebrook High School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years

Locations and contacts

Parr Lane
United Kingdom
+44 161 796 3380