Principal (Head Teacher)

Wings School Cumbria

  • L21 £77,195 - L27 £89,414 per annum
  • Cumbria / North West
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Contact Information:

Location: Milnthorpe, Cumbria

Salary: L21 £77,195 – L27 £89,414 per annum

Closing Date: 15th April 2024

Job Type: permanent

Setting: Wings School Cumbria


Wings School – Cumbria (Milnthorpe)

Salary range – L21 £77,195 to L27 £89,414 per year
Generous residential and relocation offer
Discretionary bonus of up to 25% base salary

Due to the resignation of the current Principal, Kedleston Group is seeking its next Principal (Headteacher) for Wings School Cumbria, an independent special school, in the beautiful town of Milnthorpe on the southern tip of the Lake District.

This is a role that is open to local leaders as well as those who would consider relocating, with accommodation available on site as well as a generous relocation package. Wings School is both a residential and day school, judged Good in 2021, and works with a range of students who have needs across SEMH, Autism and ADHD. We are seeking an experienced Headteacher or Principal who will line manage both the Head of Education as well as the Registered Manager and oversee a staff team of circa 127 employees.

If you would like to have a confidential and informal conversation to find out more about the role please contact our Executive Search partner, Matt Collins at

About us:

Wings School Cumbria, part of Kedleston Group, is an independent specialist residential and day school in for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and autism aged between the ages of 10 and 17. We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.

The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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