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Bright Futures Educational Trust

About Bright Futures Educational Trust

Bright Futures Educational Trust is a multi-academy trust set up in 2011. The Trust is made up of a richly diverse group of schools in Greater Manchester and Blackpool. We are passionate about working together within and beyond the Trust to achieve our aspirational vision: the best for everyone, the best from everyone. We are an organisation that is underpinned by values of: community, integrity and passion. In everything we do, we remember that we are accountable to the children, families and communities that we serve.

The current Chief Executive Officer, John Stephens, took up post in January 2017.

Our schools have their own identities, form one organisation and have one employer, Bright Futures Educational Trust. Bright Futures’ Board of Trustees maintains strategic oversight of the Trust and delegates some of its responsibilities to the Executive Team, Heads of School and local governing bodies.  We place a high value on integrity and probity and take seriously our accountabilities for making the best use of public money. How decisions are made is described in our delegation framework.  You can find out more about the Trustees and the Executive Team visit here AboutUs - Bright Futures Educational Trust (bright-futures.co.uk)

The focus of the Exec team is to work with schools, providing high quality and timely guidance, leadership, challenge, and support.  In addition to the executive team, we have central operations for finance, communications and marketing, HR, educational psychology, and digital technologies.  Please see our website brochure which explains our central operations:  Why-Join-Bright-Futures

At Bright Futures we take seriously our responsibilities to work with the wider educational system in order to improve outcomes for all children and young people. Bright Futures Professional Development Institute is another important outward facing component of our organisation. Underneath this umbrella we have several hubs.  Bright Futures Training which provides school improvement services and CPD to over 700 schools Bright Futures Training, a North West Maths’ Hub NW1 Maths Hub, providing mathematics training and coaching to 500 schools, and a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) Bright Futures SCITT, which is the largest in the North West.  Within the Development Institute, Bright Futures also has two Teaching School Hubs, serving Manchester, Stockport, Salford, and Trafford.  Bright Futures Send Outreach is another service which we provide across the Northwest. We have also been designated as an Early Years Stronger Practice Hub to work across the North West as the Bright Futures Early Years Hub.

Collaboration and strong relationships form one of the ‘commitments’ in our Strategy and all components of the Bright Futures’ family work closely together.  Our Strategy was developed collaboratively and can be found on our website: Our Strategy.

We pride ourselves on being 'A Great Place To Work'. In order to get the best from our young people we invest in our workforce, providing opportunities for people to work collaboratively, to share best practice and to support and challenge one another; recognising that we are always learning.

Staff development is an important aspect of our employment offer, and we provide opportunities using our networks and our own schools and expertise, to enable staff to grow in their existing role and progress beyond it.

The diversity of our schools is a huge asset bringing expertise across many aspects of teaching and learning. Equality, diversity, and inclusion is a thread that weaves through our employment practices. Together we make a strong, vibrant, and exciting team.

What we can also offer you:

  • CPD and Training opportunities. We invest heavily in staff development and exclusive access to our Bright Futures Professional Development Institute and can offer:
    • Flexible studying and apprenticeships
    • Fully funded access to National Professional Qualifications
    • Fully funded wide range of CPD programmes and training opportunities
    • Access to the work of North West 1 Maths Hub
    • Having the support of 11 other schools within Bright Futures Educational Trust to share best practice
  • Staff Wellbeing & Support. Access to Occupational Health, counselling services and HR Wellbeing & Employee support on our intranet with 100s of resources
  • Cycle to work and technology salary sacrifice schemes
  • Flexible working  - please  discuss at interview stage
  • Enhanced family leave pay and special leave
  • Employer pension contributions  

Please see our Great Place To Work booklet below for more details on our employment terms

For further information about the Trust please visit the website found at the top of this page 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Bright Futures Educational 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. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out and references will be sought for shortlisted candidates and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

Bright Futures Educational Trust Vacancies

Apprentice IT Technical Support Analyst

Apprentice IT Technical Support Analyst

Bright Futures Educational Trust, 144 Irlam Road, Flixton, Lancashire

Bright Futures Educational Trust, 144 Irlam Road, Flixton, Lancashire

This post is part of the Bright Futures’ central IT team and will provide support to 5 Primary schools across Trafford, Acre Hall in Flixton, Barton Clough and The Orchards in Stretford, Elmridge...

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £22,737.00 Annually (Actual)
      Bright Futures Grade 2 Point 3
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Administrator with Communications

Administrator with Communications

South Shore Academy, St Annes Road, Blackpool, Lancashire

South Shore Academy, St Annes Road, Blackpool, Lancashire

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join our wonderful school as a Administrator. You will be joining us at a vital moment in our school’s history, as we take our community on a transform...

  Permanent | Part-Time
  £17,115.00 - £18,303.00 Annually (Actual)
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Drama Curriculum Lead

Drama Curriculum Lead

Cedar Mount Academy, 50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire

Cedar Mount Academy, 50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire

Cedar Mount Academy are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic Drama Curriculum Lead to join our wonderful school. If you have the attributes we are looking for, we welcome your application.

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE)
      School Teachers Terms & Conditions pay range. You will also be rewarded a TLR 2A of for your responsibilities as Curriculum Lead, with an annual value of £3,214
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Cover Supervisor

Cover Supervisor

Cedar Mount Academy, 50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire

Cedar Mount Academy, 50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire

Cedar Mount Academy are seeking Cover Supervisors to assist in covering lessons for absent staff. There are two roles available. The ideal candidates will have some experience in classroom support.

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £26,513.00 - £29,197.00 Annually (Actual)
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Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire

We are seeking an empathetic and motivated person to provide support to student with an EHCP. The successful candidate will have an interest in working with children with SEND and a willingness to und...

  Fixed Term | Part-Time
  £17,153.69 - £17,731.81 Annually (Actual)
      The full time equivalent pay is £23,114 pa. rising to £23,893 pa. Bright Futures NJC scale points 4 to 6 (Bright Futures Grade 3). Pay progression is linked to performance.
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KS1 Classroom Teacher

KS1 Classroom Teacher

Rushbrook Primary Academy, 101 Shillingford Road, Manchester, Lancashire

Rushbrook Primary Academy, 101 Shillingford Road, Manchester, Lancashire

KS1 Class Teacher Main Pay Range 1 Year Fixed Term, Full Time September 2024 Excellent Opportunity for Career Development… Are you an outstanding teacher, looking for your next opportunity and ...

  Fixed Term | Full-Time
  £30,000.00 - £41,333.00 Annually (Actual)
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SEN Keyworker

SEN Keyworker

Stanley Grove Primary Academy, Parry Road, Longsight, Manchester, Lancashire

Stanley Grove Primary Academy, Parry Road, Longsight, Manchester, Lancashire

Stanley Grove Primary Academy seek to appoint a qualified and experienced SEN Keyworker, with experience supporting pupils with complex special educational needs.

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £20,896.11 - £22,345.44 Annually (Actual)
      The full time equivalent pay is £24,294 pa. rising to £25,979 pa.; Bright Futures NJC scale points 7 to 11 (Bright Futures Grade 4). Pay progression is linked to performance.
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Personal Care Assistant

Personal Care Assistant

The Orchards, Audley Road, Stretford, Manchester, Lancashire

The Orchards, Audley Road, Stretford, Manchester, Lancashire

The Orchards School part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust is a highly skilled, supportive and committed team who strive for the upmost success for our children and who have a caring and support...

  Permanent | Part-Time
  £10,687.00 - £11,047.00 Annually (Actual)
      Bright Futures Grade 3 Point 4 - 6 20 Hours per week Term Time Only (38 weeks)
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Teaching Assistant 3

Teaching Assistant 3

Barton Clough Primary School, Audley Road, Stretford, Lancashire

Barton Clough Primary School, Audley Road, Stretford, Lancashire

Barton Clough Primary School is a one-form entry school in Stretford, currently with 175 pupils on roll. We are proud to be part of Bright Futures Educational Trust. At Barton Clough Primary Sch...

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £22,725.00 - £25,612.00 Annually (Actual)
      Bright Futures Grade 5 Point 12 - 19 FTE £26,421 - £29,777 Term time plus 1 week (39 weeks per year)
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Bright Futures Educational Trust Vacancies

Apprentice IT Technical Support Analyst

Apprentice IT Technical Support Analyst

Bright Futures Educational Trust, 144 Irlam Road, Flixton, Lancashire

Bright Futures Educational Trust, 144 Irlam Road, Flixton, Lancashire

This post is part of the Bright Futures’ central IT team and will provide support to 5 Primary schools across Trafford, Acre Hall in Flixton, Barton Clough and The Orchards in Stretford, Elmridge...

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £22,737.00 Annually (Actual)
      Bright Futures Grade 2 Point 3
New SHARE

Administrator with Communications

Administrator with Communications

South Shore Academy, St Annes Road, Blackpool, Lancashire

South Shore Academy, St Annes Road, Blackpool, Lancashire

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to join our wonderful school as a Administrator. You will be joining us at a vital moment in our school’s history, as we take our community on a transform...

  Permanent | Part-Time
  £17,115.00 - £18,303.00 Annually (Actual)
New SHARE

Drama Curriculum Lead

Drama Curriculum Lead

Cedar Mount Academy, 50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire

Cedar Mount Academy, 50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire

Cedar Mount Academy are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic Drama Curriculum Lead to join our wonderful school. If you have the attributes we are looking for, we welcome your application.

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE)
      School Teachers Terms & Conditions pay range. You will also be rewarded a TLR 2A of for your responsibilities as Curriculum Lead, with an annual value of £3,214
New SHARE

Cover Supervisor

Cover Supervisor

Cedar Mount Academy, 50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire

Cedar Mount Academy, 50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire

Cedar Mount Academy are seeking Cover Supervisors to assist in covering lessons for absent staff. There are two roles available. The ideal candidates will have some experience in classroom support.

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £26,513.00 - £29,197.00 Annually (Actual)
New SHARE

Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire

We are seeking an empathetic and motivated person to provide support to student with an EHCP. The successful candidate will have an interest in working with children with SEND and a willingness to und...

  Fixed Term | Part-Time
  £17,153.69 - £17,731.81 Annually (Actual)
      The full time equivalent pay is £23,114 pa. rising to £23,893 pa. Bright Futures NJC scale points 4 to 6 (Bright Futures Grade 3). Pay progression is linked to performance.
New SHARE

KS1 Classroom Teacher

KS1 Classroom Teacher

Rushbrook Primary Academy, 101 Shillingford Road, Manchester, Lancashire

Rushbrook Primary Academy, 101 Shillingford Road, Manchester, Lancashire

KS1 Class Teacher Main Pay Range 1 Year Fixed Term, Full Time September 2024 Excellent Opportunity for Career Development… Are you an outstanding teacher, looking for your next opportunity and ...

  Fixed Term | Full-Time
  £30,000.00 - £41,333.00 Annually (Actual)
New SHARE

SEN Keyworker

SEN Keyworker

Stanley Grove Primary Academy, Parry Road, Longsight, Manchester, Lancashire

Stanley Grove Primary Academy, Parry Road, Longsight, Manchester, Lancashire

Stanley Grove Primary Academy seek to appoint a qualified and experienced SEN Keyworker, with experience supporting pupils with complex special educational needs.

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £20,896.11 - £22,345.44 Annually (Actual)
      The full time equivalent pay is £24,294 pa. rising to £25,979 pa.; Bright Futures NJC scale points 7 to 11 (Bright Futures Grade 4). Pay progression is linked to performance.
New SHARE

Personal Care Assistant

Personal Care Assistant

The Orchards, Audley Road, Stretford, Manchester, Lancashire

The Orchards, Audley Road, Stretford, Manchester, Lancashire

The Orchards School part of the Bright Futures Educational Trust is a highly skilled, supportive and committed team who strive for the upmost success for our children and who have a caring and support...

  Permanent | Part-Time
  £10,687.00 - £11,047.00 Annually (Actual)
      Bright Futures Grade 3 Point 4 - 6 20 Hours per week Term Time Only (38 weeks)
New SHARE

Teaching Assistant 3

Teaching Assistant 3

Barton Clough Primary School, Audley Road, Stretford, Lancashire

Barton Clough Primary School, Audley Road, Stretford, Lancashire

Barton Clough Primary School is a one-form entry school in Stretford, currently with 175 pupils on roll. We are proud to be part of Bright Futures Educational Trust. At Barton Clough Primary Sch...

  Permanent | Full-Time
  £22,725.00 - £25,612.00 Annually (Actual)
      Bright Futures Grade 5 Point 12 - 19 FTE £26,421 - £29,777 Term time plus 1 week (39 weeks per year)
New SHARE
Join Our Talent Pool

Let us know you are interested in working with us by joining our Talent Pool.

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