Primary Director of Education Castleford Academy, Castleford, West Yorkshire - Vacancy

Castleford Multi Academy Trust (CMAT) seeks applications from outstanding school leaders with integrity, imagination and energy for this rewarding role.

We are looking for a talented headteacher or executive headteacher to lead our primary provision across the trust. This role would also be an exciting opportunity for an aspiring or existing National Leader in Education. As Primary Director of Education you will already be a strategic, innovative and confident leader.

This is a high profile role for an inspirational individual. With a flexible and calm approach, you will share best practice across the academies, draw on the talents of staff, and build on our many strengths.

You will have a track record of addressing performance, driving change and raising the standards and aspirations of all members of a school community. You will need the tenacity and integrity to deliver in challenging circumstances and the ability to communicate a vision that inspires, motivate and enthuses staff, students and the community as a whole. Previous experience of managing change and working collaboratively to deliver school improvement will be advantageous.

The successful candidate shall be required to work in any of the primary academies within Castleford Multi Academy Trust as directed by the Chief Executive Officer of CMAT.

We can offer you:
• A significant role in a developing Multi Academy Trust.
• Excellent professional development opportunities.
• Nationally recognised accreditation such as National Leader of Education.
• Opportunities to work as a system leader within the MAT and beyond.
• Opportunities to drive change and impact positively on pupils.
• Enthusiastic colleagues who will be keen to work with you.

Castleford Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For all positions at Castleford Academy you are required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check prior to appointment.
If you are interested in this role now or in the future, please contact Mrs Gemma Scothern, HR Officer on 01977 605075 or via email at to arrange a visit.
Application packs can be downloaded from our website
Completed applications should be addressed to Mr George Panayiotou, CEO of CMAT at Castleford Academy, Ferrybridge Road, Castleford, WF10 4JQ or via email to
Providing suitable interest, the closing date for applications is Tuesday 25th April (12 noon) with interviews taking place later that week.
For further information on the school, the role and ‘how to apply’ please visit, telephone Mrs Gemma Scothern, HR Officer on 01977 605065 or 07738 630358 or email

Applications for this vacancy closed (April 25, 2017 12:00).