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Candidate Application Pack

Creating outstanding schools which transform learning, lives and communities

Thank you for your interest in the Education Partnership Trust

“We work together to support and encourage the school, share our thoughts and make the right decisions for our young people.� Ian Kendrick Chair of Governors Pleckgate High School

Our Vision

To create outstanding schools which transform learning, lives and communities

Dear Potential Colleague,

Our Values

Thank you for expressing an interest in this post. I would like to take this opportunity to give you a little insight into the Trust’s beliefs, visions and values.

High Expectations

From building schools to developing partnerships, the EPT is a Multi-Academy Trust working to improve opportunities and outcomes for children, young people and professionals in the education sector.

We have the highest expectations of all; ourselves, our pupils, our staff and our school community.


The Trust was established in 2012 on the initiative of the Education Improvement Partnership Limited (EIP).

We will work collaboratively with partners to achieve the best possible outcomes for our pupils.

The Board of the EPT are determined to be a high performing MultiAcademy Trust that delivers the very best educational experience for our pupils with an ethos of collaboration and excellence.


We are looking for a colleague who already possesses outstanding qualities, is passionate about Education but also one who will benefit from working with this strong partnership. If you are the person we seek, you will be able to demonstrate the skills and abilities outlined in the job description and person specification. If you think that you may be the right candidate for this role, then we look forward to receiving your application. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, then please do not hesitate to contact us. Yours faithfully, Sharon Roscoe Chief Executive

We are passionate about education and learning as a vehicle to life opportunities and we are committed to our pursuit of excellence in all we do.

Innovative We relentlessly pursue new ideas that drive best practice, increase our effectiveness and improve outcomes.

Career Pathways Our schools form part of a highly supportive network with a wealth of experts and mentors to help develop and guide you throughout your career. No matter what stage you are at or what job you do, we will support and develop your skills. Our learning and development programmes are second to none, and are designed to help you build a long and rewarding career with the Education Partnership Trust and make the biggest possible difference to the staff we support or the children we teach. Working for the Education Partnership Trust, you will have the opportunity to progress within the school group, with opportunities for promotion.

“For people contemplating working for a MAT partnership, I would recommend choosing the EPT, which is an organisation that strives to drive improvement for the pupils and staff across its schools.� David Clark School Business Manager Pleckgate High School

Our Academies We believe it is important that our academies retain and promote their own individual identity within the overall vision of the Trust.

The Heights is an alternative provision free school for young people at risk of not reaching their potential. Working in close partnership with our local schools, the local authority, external agencies and parents and carers, we deliver highly personalised learning programmes to develop academic achievement, vocational skills and personal and social development.

Eden School provides young people aged eight to sixteen with access to an environment that is tailored to meet all their identified needs offers a change from mainstream education, challenges their expectations and finds ways to inspire success in preparation for working life.

Coal Clough Academy is an eleven to sixteen Alternative Provision for young people, many of whom have found it difficult to be successful in a mainstream school.

Pleckgate High School is a large secondary school, comprising 1,100 students and 170 staff with state of the art facilities that benefit both the school and local community. Everyone is committed to providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for our students.

The Heights Burnley, an Alternative Provision Free School for pupils aged from five to sixteen, has been approved for development by The Secretary of State. The school will deliver outstanding education enabling pupils to develop confidence, resilience and employability; so they can progress into education, employment and training.

Your Next Career Move

How to Apply

Equal Opportunities

Thank you for taking time to read the Trust information. If you wish to apply for the post, please follow the link below to complete the online application form.

The Education Partnership Trust are committed to equal opportunities in employment and teaching delivery. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that values the diversity of all people but is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination.

Benefits of working with the Education Partnership Trust • The Trust is committed to developing all staff within their roles and creating opportunities for further career progression. • Pension – every employee of Education Partnership Trust has access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or the Local Government Pension Scheme. • Child Care Vouchers. • Centrally Provided Development - As a Trust we ensure that we work collaboratively and share best practice. You will also have access to training workshops. • A Trust Induction Programme has been designed to support you in your role. This programme covers areas such as Human Resources Policies and Guidance, Health and Safety and Contract FAQ’s. • Complimentary health plan delivered by Simply Health. • CPD programmes • NQT training • Leadership programmes

EPT Safeguarding Commitment This Trust and all its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust take safeguarding very seriously and all our staff understand that “safeguarding is everyone’s business and everyone’s responsibility”. The schools work closely with the local Safeguarding Children’s Board and related safeguarding teams and undertakes regular training to this effect. All adults who regularly work on our sites are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to prevent unsuitable people from working with students. All visitors are closely supervised when on site. Our staff are trained to be vigilant for all kinds of safeguarding concerns, including bullying, online safety, emotional or other abuse or extremist behaviour. We have clear procedures in place where any potential safeguarding concerns are identified, and appropriate action taken.

What our staff think about working for the Trust...

“It gives me a chance to work collaboratively across the Trust sites”

“There is scope for career progression”

“The Trust allows me to work with my core values, which are integrity, fairness and justice”

“The Trust and I care that the most vulnerable pupils get the best deal”

“It’s an open and trusting environment, which allows me to be a part of genuinely improving children’s education and outlook”

“I work alongside colleagues with a passion for their school, their departments and their pupils”

The EPT is a not-for-profit Multi-Academy Trust and approved academy sponsor

Contact Call 01254 790026 Email Visit Education Partnership Trust, Pleckgate Road, Blackburn Lancashire, BB1 8QA Online











Great Harwood








Blackburn A6


A666 A56





Rossendale Leyland





M66 Chorley

EPT Candidate Application Pack  

Your guide to working with the Education Partnership Trust

EPT Candidate Application Pack  

Your guide to working with the Education Partnership Trust