Headteacher, Cumbria

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Dallam SchoolCumbria

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Start date: 1st June or 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary L29-35 (dependent on experience) with additional allowance circa £15-£20K
Contract term: Permanent

Are you looking for a new and exciting career challenge? This is a rare opportunity for a capable and energetic Headteacher to lead a well-respected school in a beautiful part of the country through to even greater success. 

Dallam is a thriving comprehensive school of 1000 students, including 129 boarders from across the world. As well as being an International Baccalaureate World school, it is well known for its extensive outdoor and sporting provision and an impressive community education programme. Having become an Academy in 2011, it formed the South Westmorland Multi Academy Trust in late 2016, at present a single school MAT but ready to develop further. 

We offer:

  • The headship of an interesting and exciting aspirational comprehensive school with a well-established status as an International Boarding School and so much more.
  • An environment where good relationships between staff, students, parents and governors are the norm.
  • A good school with excellent facilities in a beautiful setting on the fringes of the Lake District, a World Heritage site which the school uses to best advantage for its many outdoor activities.
  • The opportunity to work with a committed and welcoming team of members, trustees and governors to shape the future of the South Westmorland Multi Academy Trust.

Are you:

  • An exceptional leader with a proven track record of achieving and sustaining high-quality outcomes in the secondary sector? 
  • Experienced in secondary education with a range of different leadership and management roles at a senior level? 
  • A person who has the inspirational skills to lead and manage the next stage of the school’s development?
  • Able to take the school to the outstanding position to which it aspires? 
  • Capable of fostering a confident culture of achievement and support that promotes excellence, inclusion and high expectations for all?

If this is you, then you could be just the person we are looking for. Please download our Application Pack to find out more about us and details of the Appointment Process. We look forward to receiving your application.

Dallam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7DD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 15395 65165
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Dallam School has a very long and successful history. Our earliest roots lie in the foundation of Heversham Grammar School in 1613. Four hundred years on Dallam is a very popular school with an innovative curriculum designed to ensure that every stud...