Jobs / Vacancies

  • Headteacher - Yewdale Primary


    L15 – L21

    Yewdale Primary is a happy, busy and successful school set in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Carlisle. With extensive grounds, well-equipped buildings and a Good judgement at our last inspection (July 2018), Yewdale provides a very high quality of education for all our pupils and a stretching, supportive professional environment for staff.

    We are now looking for a new Headteacher who can build on our achievements and continue the school’s improvement journey. We are working to consolidate good performance in core subject areas, while expanding and diversifying our wider curriculum offer. Strong candidates will therefore bring both leadership experience, a good grasp of how data can enable us to make sustained improvement, and a passion for enrichment and the wider curriculum. You’ll be a visible presence within and outside the school, connecting with parents and the wider community to promote our shared achievements and encouraging positive outcomes for pupils.

    Applicants will have a confident and supportive leadership style, and will be able to quickly and credibly communicate their vision. Professional excellence must be underpinned by a warm, personable approach, respect for the individual, and the ability to build positive relationships with staff and with parents. You may already be an experienced headteacher, or this could be your first headship if you can show that you have planned and led sustained improvement in your current role.

    Yewdale Primary School is part of Cumbria Education Trust – a growing multi-academy trust which currently comprises three secondary and six primary academies – and the successful candidate will be part of CET’s Leadership Team. We are committed to building an exceptional learning environment for all of the students and pupils who attend our schools, and a supportive, collaborative working environment which enables professional development and facilitates great outcomes. Our vision is to enable every young person to reach their potential and achieve the success they deserve by providing an innovative and inspiring learning experience.

    Visit to find out more or contact Raymond Kelly or David Gooda at Navigate NDC for a confidential discussion on 01625 800862.

    Closing date: 14 April 2020.

    Cumbria Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we will check the suitability of staff to work with children. Applicants must be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and overseas police checks (where applicable).  Please see CET’s Safeguarding and Recruitment Policies for further details.

  • Deputy Principal - Holy Cross College



    Holy Cross College & University Centre has built an excellent reputation as a high-performing college, with consistently excellent results and a sixth form population of around 2,000 that reflects the diversity of our nearby communities. Our thriving University Centre also offers a range of undergraduate courses to approximately 500 students from Bury and beyond. It’s an environment where legacy and innovation co-exist: we remain true to our heritage and values, while continually refining and improving our provision to ensure our students can develop the personal and academic skills they need to thrive in today’s world. With a strong Catholic ethos at the centre of everything we do, we strive to provide an inclusive, caring learning environment which focuses on the development and growth of the whole person alongside academic excellence.

    The role of Deputy Principal, reporting to our recently appointed Principal-designate and overseeing the full range of College operations, therefore presents an exceptional professional opportunity. We’re looking for individuals who have already distinguished themselves in their field: who bring a track record of achievement in college or school leadership, a comprehensive grasp of best practice in the sector, and high personal standards. Strong candidates should have a sophisticated understanding of what excellent teaching, learning and curriculum look and feel like, and will also have a firm grasp of the strategies, systems, and management approaches required to sustain it.

    It’s a visible and demanding role: you’ll be expected to continue our recent exciting journey of rapid improvement,  to inspire and support College leadership at the highest levels, and build strong relationships with staff, while never losing touch with the vital experience of each of our learners. It demands the ability to win confidence and trust quickly, and to lead with humility, drawing on the expertise and commitment of colleagues to enable our staff and our students to flourish. Whether you’re currently a Deputy in a smaller setting, or an AP in a larger College, experience as a curriculum leader (e.g. Senior Tutor, Head of Department or other relevant leadership experience) will be a definite asset.

    This is a role with much to offer: a college that has already built momentum in its improvement journey; staff and governors that are wholly committed to creating a fantastic learning environment; a financially sound organisation that is looking to the future with confidence; and a place where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

    Visit to find out more, or contact Raymond Kelly or David Gooda at Navigate NDC for a confidential discussion on 01625 800862.

    Please note that this is a Designated Senior Post, and it is therefore an essential requirement that you are a practising Catholic, as defined in the document ‘Christ at the Centre’ by Mgr. Marcus Stock.

    Closing date: 6th April 2020.

  • Head of School - Queen Elizabeth High School



    Queen Elizabeth High School can trace its history all the way back to an original charter granted in 1599. However, it’s the next chapter in our school’s development that makes this such an exciting time to take on this leadership role. September 2021 will see the co-location of Hexham Middle School on the existing QEHS site, with both schools benefiting from a £40m rebuilding project to create a brand new campus that will enable the schools to flourish for generations to come.

    This is an ideal opportunity for someone to develop their whole school leadership credentials in a setting where expectations are high, but with the assurance of guidance and mentoring from an experienced Executive Headteacher. You’ll take responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school, and be the focal point for staff, students and parents. You can expect considerable autonomy in decision-making, as well as the opportunity to consult and collaborate on issues where you would welcome additional support. It’s a role where the right person will thrive.

    We want our new Head of School to be a conscientious and committed school leader – someone who will be passionate about our school’s ethos and values, and model them on a daily basis. You’ll need the personal and professional presence to quickly win the trust and confidence of staff, students and parents through an engaging and approachable management style. Able to harness and develop the talent and potential of others, you’ll be ideally placed to build on what we already do well, enhancing our collective capacity and bringing a keen focus to areas where we know we can improve.

    Visit to find out more or contact Raymond Kelly or Louise Bickley at Navigate NDC for a confidential discussion on 01625 800862.

    Closing date: 30th March 2020.

  • Interim Headteachers - Nationwide

    We are working with Multi Academy Trusts and schools to source proven interim senior leaders, adding interim capacity to schools and provisions facing challenging conditions. We’re currently looking for experienced headteachers with a track record of delivering rapid and sustainable improvements to overall school effectiveness. These are complex roles, working alongside multiple stakeholders and partners, but you will have the potential to make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people at a crucial point in their education.

    If you’re interested, please call us on 01625 800862 or email your CV to