We will follow government guidance as it is released and may be able to offer a visit to school, once the relevant risk assessments are updated ahead of re-opening in September. Rest assured there are many ways to find out about our work. A starting point could be to explore our website. In addition, there is lots of information about what we do on our busy Twitter feed. If you would like to have an informal discussion with myself please contact chair@westfieldprimary.cumbria.sch.uk.


Required 1st January 2021

Salary to be negotiated with the successful candidate and both governing bodies.

The Governing Body of Westfield Nursery and Primary School is seeking to recruit an inspirational, ambitious and passionate Executive Headteacher to lead the school forward, maintain stability, raise educational outcomes and drive improvement. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior leader to make a real difference.  You will need to be resilient, creative and show us that you know how to develop a school to be the absolute best for its pupils, families, staff and local community.

We offer a broad, inclusive curriculum which expands horizons and raises aspirations in order to ensure each individual pupil reaches their full, all-round potential. As a school we strive to provide a welcoming and caring environment which reflects our school ethos of ‘Smile and Succeed.’ The school has a committed Governing Body who will work with the Executive Headteacher to take the school forward.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a proven track record of working collaboratively with other schools and leaders for the benefit of all pupils
  • have the ability to prioritise, plan and organise self and others
  • have the capacity to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and in a variety of styles
  • have a clear vision to further develop the school, ensuring that pupils develop into happy, confident and responsible young people who achieve their full potential

If you have the confidence, experience and passion to make a difference for our children and their families we would be delighted to hear from you in order to discuss this role further. Applicants must demonstrate an in-principle agreement to undertake the Executive Headteacher role with their current Governing Body.

The Governors are committed to safeguarding and welfare of all pupils and staff. Any offer of employment for this post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application forms and further details are available by emailing clerk@westfieldprimary.cumbria.sch.uk 

  • Closing Date: Friday 11th September 2020 at 12 noon.
  • Interview Dates: Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Hunday Manor Hotel has been provisionally booked, however interviews may be held virtually dependent on the latest government guidelines.

Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.


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Completed application forms should be returned for the attention of Mrs Charlotte Bold, Clerk to Governors, via email clerk@westfieldprimary.cumbria.sch.uk. You may apply in writing, in black ink, by addressing your application to: Mrs Charlotte Bold, Clerk to Governors, Westfield Nursery and Primary School, Nilsson Drive, Workington, CA14 5BD