Community First Academy Trust and CFAT Facilities Ltd are committed to rigorous safeguarding procedures and consistently promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosures. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record with barred list through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), medical clearance, references and verification of your qualifications satisfactory to the Trust.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, Community First Academy Trust will undertake general online searches for all shortlisted candidates, this may include social media and video platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok and You Tube. Online searches will only examine data that is publicly available, and the aim is to identify any incidents or issues. Any areas of concern will be discussed during the interview process.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any unconditional appointment is confirmed.

Our Charitable Trust as one legal and moral purpose to advance education in the public interest. 

We offer structured careers for teachers and support staff members, supported by high-quality professional development in an environment where staff and leaders learn together. 

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Diversity and inclusion

Community First Academy Trust is committed to creating a diverse environment and ensuring that all qualified applicants receive equal consideration for employment. We are committed to fair and inclusive recruitment practices and are open to job shares, secondments, part-time, and flexible working schedules.

We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates 

At Community First Academy Trust, we are proud of the commitment we make to diversity and inclusion and of the progress we have made. We have active & vibrant staff networks, and are continuing to build a diverse trust, in an inclusive environment which nurtures and realises potential in all, at all levels.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Community First Academy Trust is is committed to create a workforce that is diverse, promotes inclusion and supports everyone to progress and achieve, regardless of background characteristics. As an Equal Opportunities Employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

To assist us in understanding how we are progressing to meet these aims and to identify areas for further focus. We are seeking your support to collect information to produce and monitor equal opportunities aggregate statistics.

As part of the application, you’ll be invited to complete an Equal Opportunities section. Completing that section is not mandatory and will not affect or be linked to your application.

CFAT Recruitment Policies & Forms  (updated 21/08/2023) 


Platt bridge community school - Pastoral Lead  x 2

We are seeking to appoint a Pastoral Lead to work as part of our school Trust. Pastoral Leads play a key role within the school's pastoral team, and the desired candidate will be hardworking, honest, dependable and self-motivated in order to uphold the ethos, aims and values of our School and Trust.  We are an innovative team in which work is valued and there is a caring, family ethos. Our work is promoted through the values Create Furnish Achieve Teamwork ‘CFAT’

This is an important role and applicants must have a professional and discreet approach when dealing with all stakeholders. You must be able to demonstrate you have skills in engagement and the ability to build positive relationships with families and communities.

Pastoral Leads are key positions within our Trust and School, responsible for the personal development and welfare of all pupils within their phase so that every child can leave the school equipped to lead a happy and successful life. 

The successful post holder will hold significant experience of working with children, young people and their families.

As a Pastoral Lead, you will be a highly motivated, organised and flexible individual who can enable students to maintain excellent learning habits and high levels of independence and resilience.


Grade 6 salary from £22,316

Start Date:


Contract Type:


Working Pattern:

37 hours working 47.4640 TTW Term Time Plus 2 Weeks with one week to be worked in schools ordinary summer holiday to undertake getting ready for school programmes


You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching and off-the-job training as you work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Closing Date:

9am on Monday 26th February 2024


click here to review the full application pack 

Click Here DBS Application Form (Support Staff) to download the application form

Applicant Safer Recruitment Notice:

in line with our Safer Recruitment Policies; Community First Academy Trust is entirely committed to safeguarding children and adults and has robust safeguarding policies in place  which follow both local and national legislation and guidance. These place a duty upon every employee who has contact with children, adults and families in their everyday work to safeguard and promote their welfare. The Trust has nominated safeguarding leads who advise and support professionals when they raise concerns about a child or adult’s welfare. 

Please be aware overseas checks will be required if you have lived or worked abroad continuously or in total for 3 months or more over the last 5 years, or 12 months or more over the last 10 years, whilst aged 18 or over. For more information, please visit

All our schools and partners are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment any concern(s) should be raised without delay to Mr M Haskayne. 

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Complying with Safer Recruitment legislation

Safer recruitment is all about keeping unsuitable people away from children and vulnerable adults – this is a vital part of our safeguarding and safer recruitment processes.

CFAT Safer Recruitment Register - updated annually 

Sue Darbyshire 
Martin Haskayne 
Craig Holden
Michelle Frost - Governance 
Alison Eaton - Governance 
Carly Lomax
Charlotte Hindley
Nicola Wood 
Fay Holderness 
Amy Dodd - Kingsbridge EIP SCITT 


Recruitment Agencies:

Community First Academy Trust (CFAT) and all its organisations do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not send unsolicited CVs to any of our job openings or to CFAT employees. CFAT will not be responsible for any fee(s) related to unsolicited CVs and succeeding any job opening or recruitment initiative.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 

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Kingsbridge SCITT Vacancies

Train to Teach with Community First Academy Trust and Kingsbridge Initial Teacher Training 

Community First Academy Trust operate the Kingsbridge Educational Partnership we train teachers via a variety of routes.

We are currently enrolling expressions of interest for September 2022.

We’d love you to come in and have a chat with us about the exciting teacher training opportunities available.

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