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Teacher of English

Vacancy Ref: TWA27

Salary:  MPS / UPS

Hours: Full-time or Part-time

Required:  Easter or September 2024

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 . With a new state-of-the-art new building and new sports facilities, the school continues to grow and in September 2024, we will be oversubscribed across Key Stage 3. Graded “Good” in May 2023, The Whitehaven Academy was described as being “at the heart of the local community”. Our drive to raise standards was recognised : “Leaders have established an ambitious suite of subject curriculums. They have thought in detail about the key information that pupils should know and they have made powerful links to the world of work.” Perhaps most importantly this is a chance to join an ambitious school where “Pupils are kind and considerate towards each other” and work in “a calm and respectful atmosphere”.

We are looking for an outstanding candidate 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 English, 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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