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Judged 'Good' by Ofsted in February 2013, West Lakes Academy is committed to achieving high standards for all with a rich and diverse range of learning experiences that provide stretch and challenge, tailored to student needs and styles.

We are based in a brand new £27m building in beautiful West Cumbria, with easy access to Wasdale, Ennerdale and the Western lakes. The area offers an excellent quality of life, with superb leisure opportunities.

We are part of the Western Lakes Teaching Schools Alliance and are building strong links with other schools in the area.  We offer a comprehensive programme of CPD.

For all posts we offer:

  • Great professional development opportunities
  • An excellent working environment
  • A friendly and supportive learning environment
  • Opportunities to innovate in an exciting period of change

West Lakes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced check for Regulated Activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

How to Apply
All applications must be made on a WLA application form (available in the Vacancy Downloads section) for a specific vacancy. In line with Safer Recruitment guidance, we do not accept CV applications or speculative applications.

Completed applications should be emailed to or by post to West Lakes Academy, Main St, Egremont, CA22 2DQ. Please note that for security and confidentiality reasons we can only accept applications via the above methods.


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Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we only contact candidates who have been shortlisted, and interviews are usually held within 2 weeks of the closing date.
Head of Humanities

Permanent full-time position from January 2015, Corporate Healthcare Scheme and other benefits.
Salary: MPS/UPS plus TLR 2D, £6,322 pa. Relocation Package up to £5,000, conditins apply.

We seek an experienced subject leader with a well-established track record of successfully teaching one or more Humanities subjects up to ‘A’ level, and able to teach effectively across the ability range in History. You will bring to this new role an outstanding track record of examination success, the ability to inspire and enthuse your team and an approach to staff improvement that is based on a coaching model. Judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in February 2013, West Lakes Academy continues to improve with 62% of students in 2014 achieving 5 A*-C GCSE passes including Maths and English, 99% getting 5 A*-G, and a 100% pass rate at ‘A’ level. We are based in a new £26m building in beautiful West Cumbria, on the fringes of the Western lakes. The area offers an excellent quality of life, with superb leisure opportunities and affordable housing. Nearby St Bees is in the top 3 most desirable postcodes of 2014. For an informal discussion about this role please contact James Jackson, Vice Principal on 01946 820356 ext 3008 or mobile number 07725223983

Closing date: Tuesday 30 September 2014 at 09:00

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