Thank you for taking the time to find out more about this key leadership role at The Whitehaven Academy. This is a vitally important appointment for the Trust, and I believe it presents ambitious and committed educational professionals with a fantastic career opportunity.

The recent news that we are to have a fully-funded rebuild of the entire site is enormously welcome: from Easter 2021, our new Headteacher will have a brand new, best-in-class environment in which to transform teaching and learning for our young people.

It’s important that whoever takes on this role shares the absolute commitment to pupils that's at the heart of Cumbria Education Trust. We continually challenge ourselves to ensure that we are doing the very best we can by every pupil in our schools. That means a relentless pursuit of improvement, a real appetite for innovation and a commitment to being on the front foot in terms of best practice in education.

As a member of the Trust’s leadership team, the successful candidate will find a highly collaborative working environment, where school leaders draw on one another’s expertise, and where constructive challenge is welcome. It’s a genuine opportunity to contribute across the Trust, as well as making a direct difference to ithe Whitehaven Academy.

I am very proud of what the Trust has achieved during our first four years. We continue to step forward to support schools in challenging contexts, and every one of our academies is in a better place today than when they first joined CET. We want to build on good work to date, increase the momentum of improvement, and establish even closer relationships with our schools’ communities. It’s an opportunity to firmly establish your credentials in school leadership; and as our Trust evolves and grows you can be certain of continued professional challenge, support and development.

The Trust has engaged NavigateNDC to support this recruitment. I encourage you to contact them to find out more about the opportunities and to support you in making the best application possible. David Gooda and Raymond Kelly can be contacted on 01625 800862.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Lorrayne Hughes
Chief Executive Officer, Cumbria Education Trust


Lorrayne Hughes
Chief Executive Officer
Cumbria Education Trust

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