This job expired on 4 October 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    4 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time, with an expected 0.6FTE teaching commitment

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£47,185 - £49,574

Pay scale

L1 - L3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We would like to hear from you if you are able to:

  • lead teaching and learning, using the latest evidence-informed research.
  • foster strong relationships with the whole school community, whilst positively promoting our school in the wider community;
  • lead our school family by example in pursuing our distinctive Christian ethos;
  • demonstrate approachable, collaborative and well-organised leadership

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • a welcoming school with caring, enthusiastic children who are keen to learn and are supported by their parents and the dedicated Local Governing Body
  • an inclusive school committed to the needs of all children
  • strong support from the Good Shepherd Trust, with excellent opportunities for your continued professional development, as part of a family of likeminded schools.
  • a dedicated, skilled, mutually supportive staff team committed to caring and developing each child,
  • the support of an experienced Executive Headteacher;
  • a school situated in a beautiful location, within the village of Wreay among the Sarah Losh heritage sites. Less than ten minutes from J42 of the M6 motorway, and only 30 minutes from the Lake District.

Further details about the role

The Local Governing Body of our school wish to appoint an inspirational Head of School who will work closely with our Executive Headteacher, building on strong foundations to further develop our successful and inclusive school.

Wreay Church of England Primary School is in the small village of Wreay, on the outskirts of Carlisle, in a unique rural setting. We seek to appoint a dynamic Head of School to continue the high standards of learning within our distinctively Christian ethos of mutual care, alongside a strong curriculum that nurtures the whole child. We benefit from active and supportive partnerships with St. Mary’s Church and village community.

Wreay C of E Primary School offers extended school care on site, and nursery provision which opened in September 2022.

As part of the Good Shepherd Trust, the Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust, the school benefits from working in partnership with other schools in the Trust family. Collaboration is strong, with curriculum development, school improvement, and leadership support allowing schools to flourish.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Good Shepherd Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of its pupils, engages with young people and staff in policy and practice developments, proactively encourages feedback and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Wreay Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
88 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
016974 73275

A small, friendly school on the outskirts of Carlisle, Wreay is a church school that values every child as unique and a gift from God. We have a committed school community that works with passion and enthusiasm to help all children and adults to flourish and fulfil their potential.

Arranging a visit to Wreay Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email clerk@wreay.cumbria.sch.uk.

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