39 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    13 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 July 2021

Job details

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Job summary

    A Headteacher who will…

    • Be an inspirational leader who has the management skills to deliver the school’s ethos and vision.

    • Inspire, motivate and nurture our children.

    • Provide an enriched and high-quality, creative curriculum, which expects high standards and enables excellent outcomes for all pupils.

    • Promote and enhance the wellbeing of the staff team, providing opportunities for all to learn and grow to their full potential.

    • Further develop relationships with our families and the wider community to encourage their contribution to school life.

    • Lead by example, actively modelling and embedding into all areas of school life, the seven core Christian values of the school, which are: Wisdom, Trust, Service, Justice, Compassion, Endurance and Forgiveness.

    • Be outward looking, and work with other schools in the network to share best practice.
      You may be looking at this opportunity as either your next Headship or your first. Regardless of where you are in your leadership career, we will ensure you have access to support from the Governing Board, the Diocese and Cumbria Council to help you succeed as our new Headteacher.


    • A “Good” school as rated by Ofsted.

    • Happy and enthusiastic children who thrive in a creative, caring and exciting learning environment.

    • An ambitious, exciting curriculum that aims to give every pupil a lifelong love of learning, and offers them enriching opportunities to discover their unique talents.

    • Well-equipped school premises, multifunctional outdoor area and large playing field.

    • Significant levels of support from both experienced staff and a committed Governing Board.

    • A warm, friendly school which has a tradition of treating everyone with kindness and respect.

    • Strong financial support from community groups and widespread voluntary help from members of the community.

    • The opportunity to live and work in a stunning area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, close to the Lake District.

      The successful applicant will be appointed on completion of an enhanced DBS check and receipt of professional references. 

  • Applying for the job

    Applications should be made on the Cumbria County Council Application form.

    Supporting documents

    If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

    School overview

    School type
    Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
    Education phase
    School size
    34 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    4 to 11

    About Dent CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School

     Dent Church of England Primary School is looking for a leader and colleague who will deliver high standards of academic and personal growth. While we have many strengths – as seen in our Ofsted and SIAMS inspection reports – we know that we need to build on these solid foundations in order to continue to provide the best individual all-round education for our pupils. 
    The school focuses on the holistic development of each child, and we expect to treat everyone with fairness, respect and equality. Each pupil is encouraged to achieve their potential through a supportive family-orientated atmosphere which combines strong learning outcomes with excellent pastoral support. Our most recent full Ofsted inspection said: ‘The attention to pupils’ well-being and the level of pastoral care is second to none… 

    Arranging a visit to Dent CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School

     If you would like to arrange a visit to the school, please telephone our school office on 015396 25259. 

    School location

    Laning, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5QJ

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