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Job reference: 002116

Closing Date: 06/05/2021

Salary: £50,151 to £56,721 per annum

Contract Term: Permanent

Contract Type: All Year Round

Phase/Establishment Type: Star Central

Hours Per Week: 37 hours per week

Location: Blackburn, Lancashire


Do you want to join a team that provides outstanding leadership, strategic direction and support to some of the best schools in the country?  Do you want to play your part in delivering outstanding learning and teaching to young people in disadvantaged communities? If so, joining the Star team might just be the best career move you ever make.

About Star Teachers

Star Teachers is an outstanding SCITT (Ofsted September 2019) delivering the provider-led and assessment only routes and post graduate teacher apprenticeships across the primary and secondary phases. Provision sits within Star Institute, the professional development arm of Star Academies’ Trust. As a consequence of exceptionally high quality provision within Star Teachers and across the wider Trust we are experiencing a significant increase in the numbers wishing to train with Star Teachers across the North West, West Midlands and North Yorkshire. In addition, the partnership has added a new 3-7 Primary programme to the training portfolio and is excited to be able offer QTS pathways for graduates, career changers and employees in this important age phase. Star Academies is a leading education provider, promoting excellence in everything we do. Our teams work in partnership with parents and local communities in a commitment to nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.


Who we’re looking for

An outstanding graduate, teacher and leader who has a proven track record in developing teaching and learning to the highest standard. You will have a keen interest in challenging the status quo and seek to create and realise an unparalleled standard of initial teacher training. You will have the ability to implement a research- based approach to coaching and training which leads to rapid progress. As a highly effective communicator you will be able to develop strong partnerships across nursery and school provision. You are an expert in the 3-7 age range and will be excited to be afforded the opportunity to develop and grow a new programme.


You will have:

  • A degree qualification or equivalent
  •  Several years of outstanding recent teaching and leadership experience within the 3-7 age range
  • Experience within ITE
  • Expert and current knowledge of the EYFS and KS1 curriculum
  • Ability to prioritise work efficiently and accurately, particularly under pressure, to deadlines and using own initiative

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 25 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future – our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.


Find out more

All candidates are invited to have a confidential discussion with Sue Farrimond to discuss the role and the selection process prior to submitting an application. Sue can be reached on 0330 313 9831 or please email susan.farrimond@staracademies.org outside office hours to arrange a convenient time.

We will shortlist as soon as possible after the closing date and will be in contact with shortlisted candidates to make arrangements for assessment. We will determine on a job by job basis the most suitable method for assessment in light of the current situation.


Key Dates

Closing Date:  Thursday, 06 May 2021 at midnight

Interview Date: Friday, 14 May 2021

Proposed Start Date: Wednesday, 01 September 2021


Application Process

To apply for this vacancy please use the ‘Apply for job’ link below. You should ensure your application form and supporting statement address all elements of the person specification. We will only consider candidates who meet the vast majority of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.


Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.


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