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Assistant Headteacher: English, Oracy and Literacy

The Whitehaven AcademyCumbria

Salary: LPS

Hours: Full-time

Required: September 2021 


The Whitehaven Academy is part of Cumbria Education Trust. CET is a growing multi academy trust based in Cumbria; and is committed to creating outstanding, innovative and inspiring learning environments for our schools and their communities. The successful candidate will be joining CET at an exciting time, as we continue to build on our successes and move forward on our journey to establish ourselves as one of the highest performing MATs in the North of England. 

This is a really exciting opportunity to join The Whitehaven Academy at a pivotal time for its future. The DfE has provided significant financial investment to redevelop the school. Work started in Autumn 2020 with opening scheduled for the Spring Term 2022. We are looking for an outstanding leader to secure improvement in achievement and attainment for all students.

The successful candidate will: 

• Be qualified to degree level in English

• Possess a relevant teaching qualification (PGCE, Cert Ed, Bed)

• Have thorough up-to-date knowledge of, and enthusiasm for the subject of English, Oracy and Literacy, including the latest developments

• Have evidence of professional development

• Have excellent written and oral communication skills in a variety of contexts

• Be a collaborative Senior Leadership Team member

If you have the qualities required, along with the passion and aspirations to contribute to the success of the Academy and the MAT, then we would welcome an application from you.    

Please Note: The Cumbria Education Trust does not accept CVs. If you wish to apply for this post please complete an application form which can be found along with the job description and/or recruitment pack on the School’s website 

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Rolling recruitment:-

In light of the current situation with Covid-19 and the difficulties this presents to schools and candidates, we will be operating a rolling recruitment process.

This means that we are currently accepting applications and will continue to do so until the post is filled.  Therefore, we would encourage the submission of early application forms as we reserve the right to close the application process at any point in time.

The Cumbria Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Enhanced DBS disclosure and Barred List checks are required for this post.

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