Hensingham Primary School, Whitehaven, Cumbria


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 10 to Lead Practitioners range 16, £51,311 to £59,528
Leadership level Headteacher

Job description

Headteacher – Hensingham Primary School
Salary: L10 – L16 (£51,311 – £59,528)
Required: September 2020

Are you driven to provide the best possible teaching and learning opportunities for your pupils?

So are we. Cumbria Education Trust has been set up to enable and empower our headteachers to be true leaders of teaching and learning. That’s why we only ask you to manage the budget lines you can influence, and why there is central support for SEND, ICT, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Policies and Governance. Working together with our other five primary schools and three secondary schools, you will be part of a family of schools working as one to improve outcomes across Cumbria.

As headteacher of Hensingham Primary School you will be leading and managing a vibrant and happy school, providing an excellent well-rounded education for our pupils and ensuring and developing the school’s relationship with the wider community.

Your role will be to lead and develop the school ensuring strong teaching, good standards and progress and excellent personal development.

As well as leading the schools to ever more integration, your role will be to raise standards by developing collaboration and partnership at Hensingham, our Trust and with the wider community. You will also ensure the school continues to develop all aspects of school life. You will lead a collaborative learning culture to ensure that every pupil reaches their full potential (being THE BEST THEY CAN BE) in all areas of their development.

Working closely with the community, you’ll promote Hensingham to ensure it remains highly visible and attractive to parents, maintaining and developing local stakeholder networks to maximise influence and support.

A proven leader, team builder and communicator, you must be comfortable in developing and building networks, partnerships and collaborations with the whole school community. You will also have the skills and ability to effectively manage your time, and to ensure that staff are supported, developed and integrate effectively.

You’ll receive positive support from the school’s Local Advisory Board, and Cumbria Education Trust, all of whom are committed to providing a package of support to ensure your long term success and development as a leader within the Trust, and the continued development of the school.

Located in Whitehaven, we are surrounded by the outstanding natural beauty of the west coast whilst still having all of the advantages of good transport links to Carlisle, Scotland, Manchester and Newcastle.

We would encourage you to visit Hensingham Primary School in advance of your application and see for yourself how we work to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children. Whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the selection process.

Please note: Cumbria Education Trust does not accept CVs. If you wish to apply please complete an application form which can be found, along with the job description and recruitment pack on the Trust’s website at http://www.cumbriaeducationatrust.org/vacancies

Completed application forms, together with a supporting letter of application should be sent to lcoats@cumbriaeducationtrust.org Please ensure you provide your contact telephone numbers (daytime and evening) together with contact numbers and email addresses for your referees.

Closing Date: Tuesday 14 April 2020, 12pm
Interviews: Week commencing 20 April 2020

Cumbria Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosure and Barred List checks are required for this post.

Essential educational requirements

Degree, or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Senior leadership with a proven track record of continuous improvement and outstanding impact
Working in all primary academy stages: Foundation, Key stage 1 and Key stage 2
Managing and developing staff
Planning, guiding and evaluating strategic change
Effective working with parents and carers, LAB and partner organisations
Continuous professional development
Analysis of whole academy data
A commitment to system leadership

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size Up to 210 pupils
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Hensingham Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email lcoats@cumbriaeducationtrust.org

School location

Main Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8QZ