Headteacher

  • Salary from £47,735- £55,338 (Group 1)
  • Expected start date: 19 April 2021
  • Application deadline: 8 January 2021 at 12:00 noon
  • Hours: Full time

Are you an inspirational leader who has high aspirations and is seeking an opportunity to work in an outstanding environment? If so, Ivegill CE School is seeking a Headteacher who: 

  • is passionate and committed to lead on creating a secure, nurturing and stimulating environment for learning which enables children to flourish as enthusiastic, confident and independent learners
  • will provide professional vision and leadership for the school, to secure its future improvement and success
  • demonstrates strategic, curriculum-led planning, ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to achieve their potential
  • is committed to promoting Christian values, where children develop a feeling of mutual care and respect for themselves, others and the environment
  • appreciates the key roles of parents, carers and wider families in a child's education and will continually strive to develop effective and strong partnerships between home and school

In return, Ivegill CE School can offer:

  • a warm, friendly and welcoming school community with happy children who are enthusiastic about learning
  • a distinctly inclusive Christian culture with close church links
  • professional and dedicated staff committed to the continued success of the school
  • a committed, supportive Governing body, focussed on the development of the school and you as a Headteacher
  • extensive grounds comprising: a playing field and Playdale adventure trail, vegetable garden, summer house and secure KS1 outdoor learning area
  • well established links with a wide variety of external agencies and local cluster support

The successful candidate will have an expected teaching commitment of 0.4 (FTE)


About Ivegill CE School 

Ivegill CE is a Voluntary Aided primary school located 6 miles from Carlisle, 10 miles from Penrith and 2 miles from Southwaite Services on the M6. The school is situated  on the edge of Ivegill village with uninterrupted views of the Lakeland fells; the Lake District National Park boundary being only 5 miles away. The school was rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted (December 2012) and ,Outstanding’ in Church’s SIAMS inspection report (April 2017) - click here to view. The majority of children in school live within the catchment area, we also attract families from Dalston and Carlisle. Currently there are 74 on roll – 34 R/KS1 and 40 KS2. We anticipate numbers to rise to 78 in September.

Ivegill Nursery is situated within the school but has its own entrance and outdoor area. It is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and run by its trustees, who are appointed by the school governors. It provides term time Nursery education. The school and Nursery enjoy a close working relationship. http://ivegillnursery.co.uk/

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of all our pupils and staff, therefore the successful candidate will be appointed on the completion of an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references and pre employment ID checks. Due to Covid restrictions, we are limiting visits to school to shortlisted candidates only however, for further information about the school please visit our website on www.ivegill.cumbria.sch.uk or to arrange an informal chat with the Chair of Governors please contact secretary@ivegill.cumbria.sch.uk

Further details and a candidate pack can be downloaded below.  Please note that whilst we are using the Cumbria County Council standard application form/pack, as a Voluntary Aided school the Ivegill School Governing Body is the ‘employer’.

  • Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 8th January 2021. 
  • Interviews will be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd January 2021

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