Curriculum Leader for English

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR
Hours: Full-time
Required: 1st September 2020


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. It has been announced that the DfE will provide significant financial investment to redevelop the school. Work is due to commence in Summer 2020 with opening scheduled for the Autumn Term 2021. We are looking for an outstanding leader with a passion for English who will deliver the very best outcome for all students

The successful candidate will:
• Be qualified to degree level in English
• Possess a relevant teaching qualification (PGCE, Cert Ed, Bed)
• Be an excellent communicator committed to leading an effective team within the whole school community
• Ensure high standards of teaching across the curriculum and have a commitment to challenging learners to achieve well
• Be a passionate, caring and inspirational leader and teacher
• Be self-motivated and reliable
• Be enthusiastic about current research on thinking skills and building learning power.

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.

Please send applications to

Remember to ensure that you give contact telephone numbers (daytime and evening) and contact numbers and email addresses for your referees.

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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