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Headteacher: Matthew Towe
SENDCo: Lynda Livesey
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Current Vacancies


Temporary Year 6 class teacher – starting January 2021

The Governing Body of Sedbergh Primary School seeks to appoint a full time Key Stage 2 teacher (M1 – M6), on a 2 term contract from Monday 4th January 2021 until 31st August 2021. This post is temporary as the current Year 6 teacher, our Deputy Headteacher, is stepping up to Acting Headteacher for the period of this appointment.

We are seeking an experienced teacher, with a good understanding of the National Statutory Assessments at the end of Key Stage 2 (SATs). The successful candidate will also have experience of working with a range of children, including those with Special Educational Needs.

Sedbergh Primary School is a lovely, medium sized (NOR 153), primary school based in the town of Sedbergh at the western border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We are a vibrant learning community who teach and nurture a group of bright and enthusiastic children. We have a dedicated staff team who work together toward a shared ethos. We are passionate about children achieving their full potential and becoming ready to live as citizens of the modern world.

The successful candidate will;
• Have high expectations of our pupils with a commitment to achieving high standards and excellent progress.
• Be flexible, supportive and committed to the life of the school.
• Be a positive role model to pupils and other staff, demonstrating high levels of motivation and enthusiasm.
• Have knowledge and experience of KS2 SATs.
• Be able to work as part of an effective and committed team.
• Be able to build positive relationships with pupils, staff and parents.

We can offer you;
• A strong supportive staff team
• School values that are integral to school life
• Enthusiastic, thoughtful and kind children
• Opportunities for professional development

Sedbergh Primary School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this expectation. The successful applicant will be appointed on completion of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, references and a work place health assessment.

Applicants can learn more about our school by visiting our recently updated website. Application forms are also available to download from our website;

In addition, there are 3 opportunities to visit the school. In light of the current restrictions in place, applicants must agree to follow our Covid 19 Risk Assessment guidance. This will be emailed to you after you have contacted the school office to arrange the visit. Visits will be after school, when the premises are empty of children and will also be socially distanced. Further details will be contained in the Risk Assessment you receive.

Visit dates and times;

Monday 5th October at 4pm Tuesday 6th October at 4pm Thursday 8th October at 4pm

Candidates who elect not to visit the school will not in any way be disadvantaged in the appointment process.

An application form can be downloaded from Cumbria County Council’s website or the school website. All applications, including a completed application form and a supporting letter of no more than 3 sides of A4, should be emailed to before the closing date below, for the attention of the Headteacher and Governing Body. Do not post paper copies of application documents.

Closing date for applications is 4.00pm on Wednesday 14th October 2020.
Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 19th October 2020 – you will be contacted directly if invited to attend.