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Job details
Employer Workington Academy
Location Cumbria
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018

Headteacher, Workington Academy (part of Cumbria Education Trust) 

Start date: January 2018

Closing date: Monday 18 September 2017

Salary: Competitive to attract the best

Workington Academy has achieved a great deal in the past few years, bringing together staff and students from two predecessor schools and ensuring the smooth transition to a brand new state of the art building in March 2017. However, as with a number of coastal schools, Workington has faced a number of challenges. 

With support from Cumbria Education Trust, we are looking forward to the future and the opportunity to improve, develop and grow in the coming months and years. 

We are looking for a successful and passionate leader to take up this fantastic opportunity and become the new Headteacher of Workington Academy. We are looking for someone who can implement rigorous school improvement and take the academy to the next level of educational excellence, within a fast-changing educational landscape. Equally as importantly, we are looking for someone who understands and is committed to Workington and its local community.

Our new Headteacher will be a natural leader, with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at strategic level within the Trust, including Headteachers and senior leaders across other Trust academies to share best practice. In addition to this, it is crucial that you will have a sound understanding of the new progress measures and how to achieve success within these parameters. We are committed to providing our students with the means to achieve and experience success at all key stages, and this will be a strong focus for our new Headteacher. 

Whether you are a serving Headteacher or a successful senior leader looking for your first whole school leadership role, what is clear is that you will have an exceptional track record of success, specifically in relation to school improvement and positive outcomes for all students regardless of their background. 

To learn more about this opportunity and Workington Academy, please visit

For an informal and confidential conversation, please call Helen Stevenson at Navigate on 0113 287 8445.

  • The closing date for applications is Monday 18 September 2017.
  • Final Panel interview will take place on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September 2017.

Cumbria Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.

About the employer

Workington Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Workington, Cumbria. There are approximately 863 students at the school between the ages of 11-18. 

Formerly Stainburn School and Scien...

Information about Workington Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Stainburn Road
CA14 4EB
United Kingdom
+44 1900 873760