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Cumbria Academy
for Autism

Deputy Headteacher

We are looking for an inspirational and engaging Deputy Head teacher who shares our commitment and vision in providing and helping to establish a unique, person centred and bespoke learning environment for pupils with ASC in Cumbria.


Address: Branthwaite Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 4SS


Start Date: April 2019

(NOR 56, Mixed, 4-19 years)

Working collaboratively with the Headteacher and the Cumbria Academy Trust, you will have high expectations and the knowledge, experience and interpersonal skills to drive sustained improvement throughout the school meeting the individual pupil needs.

Cumbria Academy for Autism will open in September 2019, you will play a unique role in helping to shape and establish the first Outstanding school within the Trust.

To be successful, you will:

  • Be an excellent class teacher who can model outstanding practice;
  • Have school leadership experience and be able to demonstrate having supported whole school improvement;
  • Have experience of coaching and developing colleagues;
  • Promote the school, engaging with parents, carers and the wider community;
  • Be committed to collaboration with colleagues.

In return, we will actively support your professional development whilst offering an inspiring highly individualised learning environment for ASC pupils within a supportive community. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new team, shaping the future of our learners and drawing expertise both from within the school and from across the Trust and external bodies.

Application packs are available online, via the  TES website.

Further information and answers to questions can be arranged by contacting Richard Aindow, Headteacher, at 

Closing date: 9 am on Monday 11th February 2019.

Interviews: Monday 25th February 2019.

Cumbria Academy for Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure & Barring Service.