Deputy Headteacher - School Improvement, Cockermouth, Cumbria. Edge of the Lake District

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Cockermouth SchoolCockermouth, Cumbria. Edge of the Lake District

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L19-23
Contract term: Permanent

Cockermouth School Academy is a high performing, truly comprehensive school located in a beautiful part of the country on the edge of the Lake District National Park, and is in the heart of its community.

Governors are seeking a strong and inspirational leader who is forward-thinking with the passion and commitment to build on the impressive achievements of our school and act as a driver for further improvement.

We are looking for someone with:

· a strong record of success in ensuring that students achieve the best they can.  

· the ability to operate strategically, lead, value, inspire and motivate others.

· the courage to deliver change and can demonstrate significant past success.

· a passion for teaching and learning 

· excellent organisational, management and interpersonal skills.

We are restructuring the roles on the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that we have the skills we need for the next five years. This presents a unique opportunity to define your area of focus. So long as it is related to school improvement, we would like to hear from you.

Maybe your passion is for developing teaching and learning or maybe you are exceptional at monitoring and improving student progress, either way you could be the person we are looking for to take our successful school on the next phase of our journey.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a school which is committed to supporting everyone in achieving their very best and where staff and students are highly motivated and keen to learn.

Informal visits and discussions with the Headteacher will be available on:

· Friday 2 February (pm)

· Tuesday 6 February (am)

· Friday 9 February (pm)

Please contact Mrs S Cameron – if you wish to visit.

Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 19 February 2018, with interviews on Tuesday 27 February (evening), Wednesday 28 February and Thursday 1 March 2018.

Cockermouth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of students, engages with young people and staff on policy and practice developments, proactively encourages feedback and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Cockermouth School is a Safeguarding School. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate checks and undertake an enhanced DBS and where appropriate to the post, a requirement to complete a Childcare Disqualification declaration.

Applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability regardless of sex, race, marital status or disability. Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria will be interviewed.

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More about Cockermouth School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Castlegate Drive, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9HF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1900 898888
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