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Orgill Primary School

Dream, Believe, Achieve


Current Job Vacancies

Headteacher full-time, permanent.

Salary Range Group  L12 – L18 (£61,882 - £71,729)


The Governors of Orgill Primary School are looking to appoint an influential leader with a strong vision, exemplary communication skills and a nurturing disposition to be our new Headteacher.  


At Orgill Primary School, located in West Cumbria, we take our responsibility to provide children with the very best start in life seriously. We love the challenge and strive to meet it. We are delighted to be able to offer children an exciting and well-planned curriculum that is designed to meet all their needs to achieve their academic potential, but also provide pupils with as many positive experiences as possible.  


Our devoted and engaged team of staff, children, parents, and Governors are seeking a leader who will nurture every child, develop their confidence and aspiration and make them aware of the endless possibilities that await them in life. A leader that has high expectations and strives to ensure that every child leaves the school having achieved the very best that they can, personally and academically and with respect for themselves and others. 


We will especially welcome a leader with a vision for educating the whole child and setting them on their life journey.   


Specifically, the Governors are looking for a headteacher who will:  

  • Be an inspirational and dynamic leader  
  • Be understanding and appreciative of our thriving and inclusive ethos 
  • Have high standards 
  • Be enthusiastic 
  • Be dedicated to our children, their families and our local community
  • Be resilient  


The children are looking for someone who will be:  

  • Kind, caring, helpful, fair and welcoming  
  • Good with children of all ages and abilities, and understand their needs
  • Able to keep them safe  
  • Respectful, brave and ready to teach


We can offer you:  

  • The opportunity to make a difference to enthusiastic, caring children who are keen to learn
  • A commitment to personal development and well-being, with an openness to new ideas to benefit our children and school
  • A happy, creative environment that supports an inclusive ethos  
  • A dedicated Governing Body supported by hardworking, skilled, enthusiastic, and friendly staff, who all have a strong determination to succeed


Additionally, Orgill School is one of the 34 English Hubs within England.  It offers support to local schools, academies & free schools to improve the teaching of phonics, early language and reading.  The Headteacher will act as the strategic lead and perform the following:

  • Showcase events in teaching phonics, language and a love of reading 
  • Support to develop an action plan 
  • A reading audit in eligible schools 
  • Manage a dedicated budget for training & resources 


If you feel you have the necessary skills, share our vision and enthusiasm, and would like to join us, then we encourage you to come and see our school for yourself. Visits can be arranged by contacting Rachel Young at or 01946820234.  Application packs can be download from the school website


Closing Date: 22nd January 2024. Applications are to be received by 12 noon. Completed applications, along with a covering letter, should be e-mailed to   


Shortlisting: 26th January 2024 


Interviews: 6th & 7th February (2-day process)  


Orgill Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be appointed on the completion of an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Government’s Safer Recruitment guidelines and on receipt of professional references.   


Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.  


General Information


All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected'. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website or see here.


Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-disclosure form to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered or protected, prior to the date of the interview along with other questions about their status in line with other legislation. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process.  If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service and DfE (where relevant) before your appointment is confirmed.


In addition to the above, the school reserves the right to carry out an online search on short-listed candidates.  This will only include a search for information which is publicly available online.


NOTE: it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.