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Leading Practitioner – Science

Vacancy Ref: TWA25

Salary:  Leading Practitioner Range L1-L5

Hours: Full-time or Part-time

Required:  As soon as possible

Status: Permanent


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. There has been significant financial investment to redevelop the school which has moved into its state-of-the-art new building and forthcoming new sports facilities. The school continues to expand and we are again oversubscribed for Year 7 admissions in September 2023.

We are looking for two outstanding candidates to join our growing team. The candidate should be an excellent classroom practitioner, reflective in their teaching practice and focused on getting the best from every student across all key stages of the secondary curriculum.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a relevant teaching qualification (PGCE, Cert Ed, Bed)
  • Have thorough up-to-date knowledge of, and enthusiasm for the subject of Science, including the latest developments
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills in a variety of contexts
  • Be a collaborative 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 on the School’s website

Please send applications to

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

Closing Date: 09:00am Friday 8th December 2023

Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 11th December 2023  

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. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, online searches are carried out on successful candidates.

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