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Dearham Primary School, Maryport, Cumbria

Job details

Job role Leadership
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary L17 – L21 (£62,570 – 68,347)

Job summary

Group 2

Salary Grade: L17 – L21 (£62,570 – 68,347)

Start: Summer Term 2021, 19th April 2021.

Being judged Outstanding in December 2012 and not inspected since presents a challenge. We can’t afford to be in recovery mode, we need to ensure the school pushes forwards to retain this accolade and make sure the school changes lives through learning.

Our children, the staff that work with them, the governors who give unstintingly and the parents who entrust their children to us expect to see the kind of progress in each child that means outstanding doesn’t come close to describing the all-round education we provide.

We need a leader that has the experience not to flinch in the face of that challenge but more than that has the wisdom to chart the right courses of action and judiciously use all the resources at their disposal to make purposeful progress towards distinction.

You must have the ambition and energy to provide inspirational leadership to our impressive, hardworking staff, under the watchful eyes of the children and the governors. Our children are polite and respectful because we expect the highest standards in behaviour but there’s no need to enforce this really, they’re brilliant. We now need another exceptional head teacher to take over from Lindsay.

Dearham Primary School became part of West Lakes Trust on 1st September 2020 and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure with regulated activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The role is full time, full year and permanent.

Full details are available on West Lakes Multi Academy Trust website. The closing date is 12:00pm, Friday 27th November 2020.

Applying for the job

Full details of how to apply can be found on the Headteacher application pack attached to this listing, alternatively application forms and full details can also be found on the job listing on the vacancies page of the MAT website at http://www.westlakesmat.org.uk/vacancies/ or the vacancies section of Dearham Primary School's website at http://www.dearham.cumbria.sch.uk/vacancies/. Completed applcaition forms should be returned to recruitment@westlakesmat.org.uk.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 290 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Dearham Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email Stevensonc@westlakesmat.org.uk
Contact phone number 01946 820356

About Dearham Primary School

Dearham Primary School is a friendly village school situated at the edge of the beautiful Lake District and our children at the heart of everything we do. Here at Dearham Primary School we believe that education is a two-way process where children’s opinions and interests are valued and respected. The interests and aspirations of our children are what drive our curriculum intent forward. We have a wonderful team of dedicated teaching staff, who work hard to ensure that every child is supported by both cherishing and challenging them to fulfil their learning potential in a safe and welcoming learning environment. Our children are polite, well-mannered and respectful of the high levels of behaviour expected at our school.

Dearham Primary School became part of West Lakes Multi Academy Trust on September 1st 2020. Children and staff benefit from the unique opportunities that being part of a Multi-Academy Trust brings. We believe opportunities such as our annual German Exchange, trips to France, links with multi-cultural schools and opportunities to express themselves through, dance, sport and song enrich our community school and provide inspiring platforms to prepare our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Our wider school community are welcomed and encouraged to be part of our Dearham School family. We have a wonderful group of parents, who fundraise for our school to provide extra play equipment, technology and funding to support school trips. We hold dear our family friendly events and parents will always be welcomed into our school.

Arranging a visit to Dearham Primary School

We are unable to offer school visits at the moment, however, we have a digital tour of the school which is available upon request, please contact recruitment@westlakesmat.org.uk to arrange a viewing.

School location

Dearham, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 7HR

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