27 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    7 May 2021 at 12:01 pm

  • Date listed

    23 March 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Range L12 -L18 £55,338 to £64143

Job summary

You will have exceptional skills to lead both the strategic direction and the day to day management of the school. You will be the first point of contact for all stakeholders and external agencies in matters relating to the school and have the ambition and passion to be an ambassador for the school in the wider community.

Our school have currently 150 pupils from Nursery to Year 6, the position could suit an ambitious and knowledgeable individual currently holding a Deputy Head position who is seeking to further develop their career path.

We are looking for an exceptional leader with:
• Leadership and management skills of the highest quality.
• A commitment to high standards in learning, development and teaching for children of all
abilities and backgrounds.
• A commitment to whole school improvement.
• The ability to lead, inspire and motivate pupils, colleagues as well as, the wider
• An ability to manage whole school initiatives.

The Board of Governors in considering this appointment, have taken the opportunity to extend the application period to allow all interested individuals ample opportunity, in these difficult times, to consider applying and perhaps visit Sedbergh to acquaint themselves with the town and the surrounding area.

If you are interested in leading our school with its future development, we would welcome the opportunity to show you round so that you can see first-hand what an enjoyable and satisfying place it is to work and learn.

Applying for the job

To request and application pack, detailing job description and requirements as well as the Cumbria County Council Application Form please send an email to appointments@sedbergh-pri.cumbria.sch.uk

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
152 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0755 493 7564

About Sedbergh Primary School

Recognised by the DofE, as being in the top 3% of Primary Schools in England, we are, looking for a committed, motivated and inspirational leader to maintain and improve on our achievements to date.

The school is ambitious in its vision, aspirations and expectations for all pupils, staff and governors. There is an exceptionally strong link with the local community with a committed P.T.F.A. The School Improvement Plan reflects clearly the vision, priorities and distinctive direction required to secure its implementation and the plan is shared by all.

We have:
• ambitious, committed and enthusiastic staff
• well behaved pupils eager to learn and engage
• supportive families who are positive about the school
• a dynamic, creative, friendly working environment
• a dedicated and supportive governing body

Sedbergh Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. As a leadership role a Section 128 check is also required.

Arranging a visit to Sedbergh Primary School

To request a visit to school please send an email to appointments@sedbergh-pri.cumbria.sch.uk

Covid-19 restrictions, if in place, will be taken into consideration with regard to visits and interviews, which we feel sure all applicants will fully understand the necessity for amendments to the standard procedures.

School location

Long Lane, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5AL

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