This job expired on 12 June 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to employ a Headteacher who:

  • Has the children at the heart of all their decisions, helping them to ‘Be happy. Learn. Be proud’
  • Considers the wellbeing of children and staff alike
  • Is keen to develop staff professionally, even if that means losing them to promotion
  • Is experienced and enthusiastic in their leadership and will help drive school improvement further
  • Is community minded and willing to work closely with local stakeholders
  • Is professional, compassionate, approachable and has clear communication skills
  • Can think strategically to manage the school effectively whilst actively enhancing provision and ensuring quality first teaching

The children would like someone who:

  • Is wonderful
  • Is kind and happy
  • Has smiley eyes
  • Has fair rules
  • Makes learning fun
  • Looks after everyone in the school

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • Happy, confident, well-behaved and enthusiastic children who enjoy learning
  • Loyal and incredibly motivated staff, who always put the children first
  • Positive and engaged parents contributing to a real community focused environment
  • A supportive governing board that is engaged, positive and proactive in ensuring the school continues to thrive and develop

Commitment to safeguarding

Newlaithes Nursery & Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and we expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and receipt of professional references.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

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About Newlaithes Infant School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
215 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7
Phone number
01228 525756

“Be happy. Learn. Be proud”

The school is situated in the Morton area, West of Carlisle. Our catchment area contains a mixture of private and social housing. We are immediate neighbours with Newlaithes Junior School, with whom we maintain good links.

The school was opened in 1965. There are two classes in each year group. The classrooms are grouped in pairs around the Hall, each pair having a separate entrance and its own toilet block. There is a separate computing suite for 15 children, a kitchen for cookery sessions, a library and break out areas for group work. The grounds include a tarmac play area, a
climbing frame known as ‘The Treehouse’, an adventure trail, ‘Quiet Area’ and an all year Multi Use Games Area. The Foundation Stage has a separate fenced area for outdoor play.

In September 2017 we opened our own nursery with its own outside area.

Arranging a visit to Newlaithes Infant School

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

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