Vacancies at George Hastwell School


Due to retirement of the previous Headteacher, we are looking to appoint an innovative and dynamic professional to lead the school and navigate the challenges of SEN funding and changing government requirements.

As the Headteacher, you will provide professional leadership for the school, ensuring continued success and improvement, delivering a high quality education for all pupils and good standards of learning, progress and achievement. Your leadership will be inspiring and purposeful with a clear vision and high expectation of staff and governors. You will work closely with the Trust Board, Trust Senior Leadership team, staff, students and parents to develop the ethos and values that will underpin the school, in line with the Trust’s values and vision.

Full vacancy information can be found on the teaching vacancies page via the link below.

Please apply by submitting a completed Headteacher application form (available via the link) and covering letter to

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS).

Previous applicants need not apply

Closing date – 12 March 2021
Short listing – w/c 15 March 2021
Interviews will be held - w/c 19 April 2021
Start date – 1 September 2021

We encourage an informal visit to the school with the Trust’s CEO. This will be Covid Safe and can be arranged by emailing the Trust Head of HR -

Applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted by e-mail or phone, allowing as much notice as possible before the advertised interview date.


Due to limited resources, we are unable to contact all applicants to confirm the outcome of the shortlisting process. Applicants who have not been contacted within 24 hours of the advertised interview date should consider themselves not to have been shortlisted on this occasion.

The links below are relevant to all positions listed above:


Application forms  (Please add a supporting letter or statement to your application)​​


Application form for Teachers 


Application form for Support Staff 

Email applications

You may, if you wish, email your applications to


Please remember to send a supporting letter as well.


Ensure that you give contact telephone numbers (daytime and evening) and, if possible contact numbers and email addresses for your referees.


Further Details

For further details for any of the posts please email or telephone Tracy Houlden (HR Manager) on 01539 743900


Current Vacancies

If you are unable to locate details for the vacancy you are interested in on the website please email and further details and an application pack will be forwarded to you.


The Queen Katherine School Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff members are required to complete an enhanced CRB disclosure.

Executive Headteacher: Mr Paul Slater



Moor Tarn Lane, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 3LW

Tel: 01229 475253

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George Hastwell School is part of The Queen Katherine Multi-Academy Trust, an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee.

It is registered in England and Wales under the Company Number: 7472799 VAT Number: 113 3357 50