Current Vacancies


Following the retirement of our current Principal, St Matthew's and CDAT are jointly seeking to appoint a passionate champion for children, the community and the church to lead our school.

We are looking for a Christian leader with a strong vision of education.  The applicant will be a skilled communicator with high expectations for all children and who can engage with all sections of our community.  A willingness and ability to collaborate and contribute throughout CDAT and further afield will be essential.

The school is a Church of England Academy.  It is co-educational from 4 to 11 with a 40 place nursery class for 3 and 4 year olds.  There is one class for each age group with no mixed age classes.

Salary:                                           £53,724 - £62,262 (Reference points 13-19)

                                                      (Starting salary negotiable for exceptional candidates)

Preferred start date:                      January 2020

Closing date for applications:        5th July 2019

Interview dates (provisional):        15th & 16th July 2019

Opportunities to visit the school:   28th June 2019

Please contact Suzanne Rimmer, Business Manager to arrange a visit.

Tel: 0161 474 7110    Email:

If you require further details, contact David Brett (HR Manager) on 0161 707 1520.

Please return completed application forms to David Brett

St Matthew’s School is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”.


Pastoral Care Manager

Salary:                       Salary range £26,999 to £31,371 pro rata for hours/weeks worked

Working Pattern:       Part Time, Term Time only

Working Hours:        30 hours per week

Contract Type:           Permanent

Closing Date:            14th June 2019

Interview Date:          w/b 24th June 2019                            

Required September 2019

The Governors of this forward thinking school are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, flexible and hardworking Pastoral Care Manager.

St Matthew’s is a popular, Church of England Primary school with growing numbers.  We are looking for an efficient, skilled and self-motivated person to work closely alongside the Principal to ensure children are fully supported and safeguarded to enable them to fulfil their personal, social and academic potential.

We are looking to appoint someone who:

  • Inspires trust and confidence in pupils, colleagues and parents;
  • Builds team commitment with colleagues and in the classroom;
  • Engages and motivates pupils;
  • Builds on the quality of pupils’ pastoral care;
  • Promotes the wider aspirations and Christian values of the school;
  • Works closely with the senior leadership team


St. Matthew’s C of E Primary School offers:

  • A supportive and enthusiastic leadership team;
  • Opportunities for professional development;
  • Colleagues who work hard and support each other;
  • Delightful children who are keen to learn;
  • A caring, warm and positive working environment supported by our Christian ethos.   

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our vibrant school, where we share high expectations for all of our pupils!  

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the school and meet the Principal.  Please contact the school to make an appointment.

School is committed to safeguarding children therefore this post requires an enhanced DBS Check. 

Completed application forms should be returned to Suzanne Rimmer at the school or via email  Please note that CVs will not be accepted.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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