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Kirkbride Primary School
Kirkbride Wigton CA7 5JR

Age Range 3-11 NOR: 89
Headteacher: Mrs D.A. Maxwell Tel: 016973 51483   Email:

Kirkbride Primary is a small community school within reach of both Carlisle and Wigton.  We are extremely proud of our school which has a forward thinking approach with the children at its centre. Our most recent Ofsted Inspection (February 2018) rated us as ‘Good’.

The Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, talented EYFS teacher with proven excellent teaching skills to join our school from September 2019.  Due to an increase in pupil numbers this is a one year fixed term contract.

The position would be to teach every morning and three afternoons (PPA included) in the nursery and reception unit.

The candidate must:

  • have recent experience of teaching EYFS (preferably a mixed class of nursery and reception children).
  • have the ability to plan for continuity and progression with a knowledge of good assessment practice.
  • have excellent knowledge of Literacy, Phonics, Numeracy and the EYFS curriculum.
  • be committed to working as part of a close knit team.
  • provide exciting and stimulating learning opportunities for children of all abilities using a cross curricular approach.
  • contribute to a high quality learning environment both indoors and outdoors to enhance learning.
  • have an interest in leading an area of learning.

We can offer:

  • Confident, well-behaved children with an eagerness to learn.
  • Supportive staff and Governors.
  •  A well-resourced, effective school with a superb learning environment.
  • Exciting opportunities for continuing professional development.

Both NQTs and experienced teachers are welcome to apply.
Visits to the school are welcome by appointment.
Application packs are available on the school website:
Completed applications and a cover letter are to be returned to the Head Teacher: Mrs D.A. Maxwell marked private and confidential by either email or paper copy.
Closing Date: Friday 26th April 2019
Interviews: Week beginning 6th May (date to be decided)

Kirkbride Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of its pupils and staff. Applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.


We have an exciting vacancy on our Governing Body for a ‘Community Governor’

(Co-opted Governor).


The role of the Community Governor is to increase community representation and/or to bring particular skills, knowledge or experience on to the governing body.


Parents of pupils at the school are very welcome to apply for this position or anyone who has a keen interest in the community of Kirkbride.


If would like to make a difference in the lives of the children in your community – then this would be a role that would suit you!


If you would like more information about the role please contact Mrs Karen Rudd, Chair of Governors via the School Office

We look forward to meeting you.

Mrs D.A.Maxwell   Head Teacher


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