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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 May 2024 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    31 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership L19 to L23

Deputy Head job summary

The Whitehaven Academy is part of Cumbria Education Trust, a growing multi-academy trust based in Cumbria that is committed to creating outstanding, innovative and inspiring learning environments for our schools and their communities.

This is a really exciting opportunity to join The Whitehaven Academy at a pivotal time for its future . With a state-of-the-art new building and new sports facilities, the school continues to grow and in September 2024, we will be oversubscribed across Key Stage 3. Graded “Good” in May 2023, The Whitehaven Academy was described as being “at the heart of the local community”. Our drive to raise standards was recognised “Leaders have established an ambitious suite of subject curriculums. They have thought in detail about the key information that pupils should know and they have made powerful links to the world of work.” Perhaps most importantly this is a chance to join an ambitious school where “Pupils are kind and considerate towards each other” and work in “a calm and respectful atmosphere”.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our growing team. The candidate should demonstrate an uncompromising and highly successful drive to improve and maintain the highest levels of achievement and personal development for all students. They should be an excellent classroom practitioner, reflective in their teaching practice and focused on getting the best from every student across all key stages of the secondary curriculum.

The successful candidate will:

  • Promoting the vision, ethos and policies of CET
  • Create a culture where students experience a positive and enriching school life
  • Promote a culture and practices that enables all students to access the curriculum
  • Provide an example of excellence as the leading classroom practitioner, thereby inspiring, motivating and supporting other staff.
  • Support the Headteacher in developing and maintaining high morale and confidence amongst all staff and to set an example of high professional standards and leadership
  • Play a leading role in curriculum development, particularly supporting subject leaders in their work.

If you have the qualities required, along with the passion and aspirations to contribute to the success of the Academy and CET, then we would welcome an application from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Whitehaven Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
665 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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