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Schools’ Post The recruitment newsletter for primary schools IN THE SOUTH WEST

Edition: No. 35

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6th March 2013


Situations Vacant PLEASE NOTE: All positions posted are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.

TEACHING VACANCIES Due to our huge success SUPPLY+ is looking to recruit the following, on a rolling recruitment basis:-

PRIMARY TEACHERS NQTs and Experienced (Plymouth + Exeter) The key benefits of joining Supply+ are: • CPD opportunities • No buy-out clause (if you are offered a job, we will not take a fee) Plymouth Association Primary Heads PAPHofPlymouth Association

of Primary Heads

Room 129, UCP Marjon, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 8BH. Tel: 01752 784436 Email: supplyplus@paph.co.uk www.supplyplus.org.uk

• Competitive salary/excellent rates of pay You will be required to: • Be confident in working in different environments • Have a flexible approach • Proof of qualifications will be required • Reliable and Committed To apply please visit www.supplyplus.org.uk

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Situations Vacant PLEASE NOTE: All positions posted are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.

TEACHING VACANCIES Can you rise to a challenge? Are you inspired by the prospect of working closely with Plymouth University and Plymouth Teaching Schools Alliance? If so you may be interested in our two current posts:

Post 1 - Key Stage 1 Teacher (Yr2) Full Time

Mayflower Community School 41 Ham Drive, Plymouth, PL2 2NJ Tel: 01752 365730 Website: www.mayflower-school.com Email: school.office@mayflower.plymouth.sch.uk Headteacher: Mr. David Sammels

Post 2 - Key Stage 2 Teacher (Yr3) Minimum 0.6 FTE – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday These posts will be temporary in the first instance running from April 15th 2013 for terms 5 & 6 until August 31st 2013. We are seeking outstanding teachers who are highly motivated, enthusiastic and inspirational. Are you able to? • Inspire and motivate all children and promote a love of learning • Create a stimulating and organised learning environment • Demonstrate a strength in AFL and assessment • Plan for the needs of a variety of learners and abilities • Make a positive difference to our school community • Be a strong and reliable team member You will join a friendly team committed to raising standards and caring for our children. Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school office. Application pack and further details by email to Kath Behan: school.office@mayflower.plymouth.sch.uk Closing date: Noon, 20 March 2013. Interviews will be between 25 – 27 March 2013. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff are expected to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.

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Situations Vacant PLEASE NOTE: All positions posted are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.

TEACHING VACANCIES Required for September 2013

Deputy Headteacher Group 3 Salary range L8-12

Leigham Primary School Cockington Close, Leigham, Plymouth, PL6 8RF Tel: 01752 790990 Website: www.leigham-primary.plymouth.sch.uk. Headteacher Mrs J Bellamy

Leigham Primary School …… a caring, learning community

Leigham Primary School is a good school, aspiring to move to outstanding. We are a large primary school serving a varied catchment area. Despite being part of a large city we enjoy extensive grounds and exciting outdoor space. The Governors are seeking to appoint an outstanding, creative teacher who has a passion for teaching and learning and has the vision and inspiration to lead a dynamic team. As well as Deputy Head duties this post may involve a limited teaching commitment of up to 0.4. Our new Deputy Head will be: • An outstanding teacher, ideally with experience across the primary age range. • Committed to engaging all stakeholders in the drive for excellence. • Committed to promoting the achievement of all, as well as understanding SEN and how to support the more vulnerable members of the school community. • Able to lead on assessment for learning and have experience of rigorous tracking and data analysis which has impacted substantially on progress. • Able to demonstrate successful whole school leadership in school improvement. • An excellent communicator with strong levels of emotional intelligence and experience of: leading teams, coaching staff, working with Governors and supporting parents. In return we can offer: • A vibrant and motivated team of professionals who are willing to learn with and from each other. • A strong and interested group of pupils, with determined aspirations, who enjoy contributing actively to their learning. • A supportive and proactive Governing Body, committed to: staff development, excellence and driving the School Improvement agenda forward. Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Please contact the school office on 01752 790990. Application packs can be downloaded from the school website: www.leigham-primary.plymouth.sch.uk Closing date: Noon, Thursday 21st March 2013. Interview dates: 16th & 17th April 2013. Leigham Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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TEACHING VACANCIES Our last OFSTED described us as outstanding, we also have outstanding KS2-4 CVA scores being in the top 100 schools twice in the last five years. We have some amazing vocational facilities which support our Business and Enterprise specialism, enriched by international links with schools in China which our pupils visit each year.

Required for September 2013

Combe Pafford Business & Enterprise School Steps Lane, Watcombe, Torquay, Devon TQ2 8NL Tel: 01803 327902 E-mail: admin@combepafford.torbay.sch.uk Head Teacher: Mr M. Lock

Teacher

Permanent position A primary trained or suitably experienced teacher to teach a Year 9 class in our school. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a range of subjects to the class, including English, Maths, IT, PSHE and Humanities. Interested applicants are welcome to visit the school, please call 01803 327902 to discuss further. For further details please visit our website www.combepaffordschool.co.uk to download an application form and job details. Applications should be returned to jobapps@combepafford.torbay.sch.uk Closing date: 9am, Friday 8th March 2013. The school is committed to safeguarding children in its care and the successful appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure.

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TEACHING VACANCIES ‘Goosewell is a good school with an outstanding welcoming, inclusive, family ethos’ - Ofsted. Required for September 2013

Year 5 Teacher Permanent

Goosewell School Goosewell Road, Plymstock, Plymouth PL9 9HD Tel: 01752 482960 email: goosewell.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk Roll: 610 in September 2013

www.goosewell.plymouth.sch.uk

We are looking to appoint an already or potentially outstanding, creative teacher to join our school in September 2013 to teach our delightful pupils. This position will suit a teacher in his or her early stage of their career but one who has experience of teaching in Years 4, 5 or 6. You could be the person we appoint if you are: • an inspiring and motivated teacher with the potential to be outstanding • committed to excellence, inclusion and high expectations • highly effective in the planning, teaching and evaluation of all lessons • able to maintain positive relationships with pupils, colleagues and families • willing to motivate others, seek and accept advice • rigorous in ensuring all pupils make good progress • able to contribute to the wider life of the school • able to further strengthen the school’s sport, music or ICT curriculum and success. To help you achieve this, we can offer you: • support to develop your teaching through school-centred and external CPD and team work • wonderful pupils who are keen to learn • a very dedicated team of staff in a three class year group • a well resourced and highly regarded school • a strong team ethos including staff, pupils, parents, governors and external agencies. Please telephone or email the school for an application form and further information and/or to book a visit. Completed application forms can be emailed to the school email address or posted to the school marked for the attention of Mr John Stephens, Headteacher. Closing date: 4.00pm, Friday 15th March 2013. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 26th March 2013. The school is committed to safeguarding children in its care and the successful appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure.

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TEACHING VACANCIES Required for September 2013

Deputy Head Teacher Salary: Group 1. Salary range: L3-L7

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Chapel Street Ope, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4DJ Tel: 01752 563185 Email: st.josephs.rc.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk www.st-josephs.plymouth.sch.uk

St Joseph’s is a small but expanding Catholic school in this developing area of Plymouth. The governors wish to appoint an outstanding teacher with demonstrable leadership experience who is a committed, practising Catholic, as Deputy Head to support the school through its on-going expansion. The school has a close family feel and values its Catholic ethos while admitting children from a range of faith (and no faith) backgrounds. The school has excellent links with partner primary schools and with the local Devonport community. We are looking for a Deputy Head Teacher who: • Can confidently and effectively deputise for the Head Teacher; • Can quickly form excellent, supportive, pastoral relationships with Staff; • Is an outstanding teacher with experience of teaching in both key stages and has a track record of developing others; • Is approachable for all children and their families and is able to work in partnership with parents, staff, governors and the parish and local community. For a full person specification and details about how to apply for this full-time, permanent position or to arrange an appointment to visit the school, please contact Jayne Couzins. Telephone: 01752 563185. Closing date: Thursday 14th March 2013. Interview date: Monday 25th March 2013. This post is subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

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TEACHING VACANCIES Required for September 2013

DEPUTY HEADTEACHER Group 2, Salary Range L5 – L9

Pennycross Primary School Arden Grove, Pennycross, Plymouth, PL2 3RL Tel: 01752 705137 Email: admin@pennycross.plymouth.sch.uk Headteacher: Mrs Carole Waziri Roll: 248

www.pennycross.plymouth.sch.uk

We are an expanding inner city school and have re-created the role of Deputy Headteacher. The Governors seek to appoint an inspirational and motivating Deputy with drive and enthusiasm to work with us on our journey towards excellence in all areas. Our new Deputy Headteacher will:• • • • • • • • • •

be committed to working closely with children, staff, parents, Governors and the local community have experience of leadership and management skills and a desire to develop these further have a successful proven track record of whole school responsibility demonstrating exceptional leadership skills be energetic, creative, resilient and able to embrace the challenges in this exciting, vibrant school have excellent communication skills and demonstrate openness and honesty be an excellent team player who enjoys working collaboratively lead by example, setting high standards for all be motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working with high expectations of all learners be an exemplary and creative classroom practitioner able to inspire good practice in others be focussed on raising and achieving high standards with drive and energy

We offer you:• • • • •

friendly, enthusiastic and well-motivated children the opportunity to work in full partnership with the Headteacher and SLT a supportive and proactive Governing Body a commitment to ongoing professional development a friendly, flexible, proactive team of committed staff

The post may involve a teaching commitment of up to FTE 0.4. Your information pack and application form can be obtained by emailing the school. Visits by prior arrangement are welcomed and encouraged – please phone the school office. Closing date: Friday 8th March 2013. Interviews: 21st and 22nd March 2013. Pennycross Primary School is fully committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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TEACHING VACANCIES “This is an outstanding school. Everything about it keeps getting better and better and the children benefit from a stunning range of experiences.” Ofsted 2010

“Overall achievement in Design and Technology is outstanding.” Ofsted subject review – Feb 2012

Prince Rock Primary School Embankment Road, Prince Rock, Plymouth PL4 9JF Telephone: 01752 257698 Fax: 01752 254409 E-mail: prince.rock.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk Headteacher: Mr. S. Spry BSc (Hons) P.G.C.E., N.P.Q.H. Roll: 260

Required for September 2013

Outstanding full-time Early Years / Foundation Stage Teacher Governors are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and outstanding teacher to a school where “pupils’ achievement and their enjoyment of school life are outstanding”. The role will initially be based in the Early Years / Foundation department of the school but we will be looking for someone who could potentially work across the school in future years. We are looking for a teacher to:• • • •

join a team of ‘inspirational’ teachers; create and teach an ‘imaginative and stimulating’ curriculum; work with a staff team who show an ‘exceptionally strong level of commitment’; go the extra mile for children whose behaviour is ‘exemplary’ and who are ‘exceptionally sensible and caring towards one another’.

As well as being an ‘Outstanding’ Primary School, Prince Rock Primary School is a National Support School which is doubling in size over the next few years. We are also one of only 200 ‘National Teaching Schools’ in the country. We are therefore able to offer staff the best possible CPD and opportunities for career development. Visits to the school are welcome. Please see the selection of dates and times in the additional details, available on request, to make an appointment. On application, please state curriculum strengths and interests. An application form and further details are available by emailing prince.rock.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk Closing date: 12.30pm on Friday 8th March 2013. The provisional interview week is from Monday March 18th 2013. We look forward to hearing from you. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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Situations Vacant PLEASE NOTE: All positions posted are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.

SUPPORT VACANCIES Due to our huge success SUPPLY+ is looking to recruit the following, on a rolling recruitment basis:-

CARETAKERS TEACHING ASSISTANTS The key benefits of joining Supply+ are: • CPD opportunities Plymouth Association Primary Heads PAPHofPlymouth Association

of Primary Heads

Room 129, UCP Marjon, Derriford, Plymouth PL6 8BH. Tel: 01752 784436 Email: supplyplus@paph.co.uk www.supplyplus.org.uk

• No buy-out clause (if you are offered a job, we will not take a fee) • Competitive salary/excellent rates of pay You will be required to: • Be confident in working in different environments • Have a flexible approach • Proof of qualifications will be required • Reliable and Committed To apply please visit www.supplyplus.org.uk

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Situations Vacant PLEASE NOTE: All positions posted are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.

SUPPORT VACANCIES Required to work in our nursery unit One or two

assistant nursery nurses (NVQ 3 or Equivalent) Scale C point 14-17 Actual salary ÂŁ12,132 17.5 hours per week ÂŁ6,533

High Street Primary School High Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3SJ Tel: (01752) 225649 Fax: (01752) 222031 Website: www.highstreet.plymouth.sch.uk E-mail: high.st.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk Roll: 180 + 72 place nursery unit.

This could be suitable for one full time or two part time posts. If part time, each post will be for 17.5 hours per week, This will consist of a morning and/or an afternoon session. This will be for a fixed term contract of one year in the first instance. You will be working with our two year old children as part of our nursery team. This role is being funded from the ME 2 initiative. We are looking for someone who is willing and able to work as part of a team of dedicated staff. You must have a sound knowledge of both the foundation stage and the early learning goals. Visits to the nursery are encouraged. An application form for each post and further details are available from our web site and also from our business manager. (Please include a large stamped and addressed envelope.) Closing date. Thursday 28th March 2013. Interviews will take place soon after Easter. We are committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of our children at all times and an enhanced DBS check is a requirement for this post.

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SUPPORT VACANCIES Required to cover for maternity leave

Experienced Nursery Nurse (NNEB or Equivalent) Full time, fixed term post Scale D point 19 Annual salary ÂŁ17,802

High Street Primary School High Street, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3SJ Tel: (01752) 225649 Fax: (01752) 222031 Website: www.highstreet.plymouth.sch.uk E-mail: high.st.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk Roll: 180 + 72 place nursery unit.

We are looking for someone who is willing to work as part of a team of dedicated staff. You must have a sound knowledge of both the foundation stage and the early learning goals. Visits to the nursery are highly desirable. An application form for this post and further details are available from our web site and also from our business manager. (Please include a large stamped and addressed envelope.) Closing date: Thursday 28th March 2013. Interviews will be held soon after Easter. Starting date will be sometime between June and July depending on the current member of staff’s confinement date. We are committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of our children at all times and an enhanced DBS check is a requirement of this post.

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Situations Vacant PLEASE NOTE: All positions posted are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks.

SUPPORT VACANCIES Our last OFSTED described us as outstanding, we also have outstanding KS2-4 CVA scores being in the top 100 schools twice in the last five years. We have some amazing vocational facilities which support our Business and Enterprise specialism, enriched by international links with schools in China which our pupils visit each year.

Teaching Assistants

Combe Pafford Business & Enterprise School Steps Lane, Watcombe, Torquay, Devon TQ2 8NL Tel: 01803 327902 E-mail: admin@combepafford.torbay.sch.uk Head Teacher: Mr M. Lock

Required to join our ambitious team, we are looking to recruit Learning Support Assistants to the following positions:2 x Learning Support Assistants - on a permanent basis full time (30.4 hours per week over 39 weeks) to support a KS3 class to commence at Easter 2013. Previous experience would be an asset but not essential 1 x Learning Support Assistant - on a temporary basis full time (30.4 hours per week over 39 weeks) for the Summer Term only, previous experience is not essential. 1 x THRIVE Leader - on a permanent basis full time (30.4 hours per week over 39 weeks). The successful candidate will play a leading role in the development of Thrive in our School, working with pupils and also supporting and helping other adults develop their skills in this area. For further details please visit our website www.combepaffordschool.co.uk to download an application form and job details. Applications should be returned to jobapps@combepafford.torbay.sch.uk Closing date: 9am, Friday 8th March 2013. The school is committed to safeguarding children in its care and the successful appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure.

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SUPPORT VACANCIES

Shakespeare Primary School 400, Honicknowle Lane, Honicknowle, Plymouth PL5 3JU Headteacher: Mrs Karen Menis NOR: 410 + 36 place Nursery, Ages 3 to 11

We would like to welcome outstanding, enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated individuals, to initially join our team to support pupils with special educational needs. The successful post-holders will be expected to support pupils to develop skills of independence, self-confidence and social interaction, as part of a team, as well as having high expectations of pupils’ learning and behaviour.

Required from 15th April 2013

0.38FTE Teaching Assistant (Level 1) NJC Grade B (temporary) The post holder is required to work for 10 hours per week, which may rise to 15 hours per week, to work with a pupil in the nursery, who has communication and interaction needs. The hours are from 1.15pm to 3.15pm daily. There will be a requirement to provide intimate care. This position is temporary as funding is reviewed each term. The ideal candidate will have an NVQ3, experience of working one to one with pupils with SEN and demonstrate a willingness to work as part of a team. Please contact Mrs Debbie Maher (Early Years Phase Leader) or Mrs Jude Ives (Inclusion Co-ordinators) for an informal chat. Application is by letter (no more than one side of A4) to answer the following question: ‘What are the challenges of working ‘one to one’ with a pupil with Special Educational Needs, and how would you overcome them?’ Closing date: Friday 22nd March 2013, 12 noon. This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Temporary 1:1 Teaching Assistant - LEVEL 1 Required for Year 1 Five sessions a week including lunchtimes (12 pm start) Required for an immediate start, an enthusiastic and motivated TA to join Mount Wise to support one child within a class setting who has a statement of special educational needs.

Mount Wise Community Primary School James Street, Devonport PL1 4LA Tel: 01752 567602 Email: mount.wise.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk Headteacher: Chris West

This post will suit someone who is hardworking and supportive of a child with specific behavioural needs alongside a flexible and hardworking team.

The successful candidate will need to support the child in:

• understanding and controlling emotions as well as developing strategies to manage behaviour making positive choices;

• developing ability to create, extend and maintain meaningful social relationships with peers; • to make positive progress in all subjects so that the child achieves their full potential.

We are looking for someone who: • has experience with working with SEN children; • is aware of and follows the school’s SEN Policy to support specific children; • liaises with class teachers, the SENco and other professionals about individual children and follow their Individual Education Plans; • records progress of the children as required by the class teacher, SENco or other professionals; • liaises with parents where necessary; • has good basic literacy and numeracy skills; • is caring and has confidence when working with children; • has a clear and fair attitude towards children; • is able to develop positive behaviour strategies; • works well as part of a team and has a good sense of humour!

In return we can offer you: • the opportunity to work alongside a highly motivated and welcoming team; • a commitment to professional development including in house training with our school’s allocated Educational Psychologist; • performance management. If you are interested in the post please contact us to arrange a visit and or request an application form and other details on 01752 567602 or e-mail mount.wise.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk. Closing date: Wednesday 13th March 2013 Interview date: Monday 18th March 2013 We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be The required to be undertaken.

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SUPPORT VACANCIES

Meal Time Assistant

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Chapel Street Ope, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4DJ Tel: 01752 563185 Email: st.josephs.rc.primary.school@plymouth.gov.uk www.st-josephs.plymouth.sch.uk

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School we strive to make lunchtimes a safe, enjoyable experience where the learning can be as valuable as that in the rest of the school day. If you enjoy working with children and could work from 12.00 to 1.15pm in school term times then maybe you would like to join our experienced team of Meal Time Assistants. Please contact Miss Jayne Couzins (Administrator) for further details. Closing date: 15th March 2013. This post is subject to a DBS check and satisfactory references.

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Herald Listing Plymouth Association of Primary Heads

We propose to place an advertisement in The Herald each week to point applications at The Schools’ Post Website. This will help to generate more enquires to the site and therefore increase the number of hits. There will be an additional charge for each position that is listed (The more schools that use it - the cheaper it is). The estimated cost of this additional charge ranges from £50 to £70 for each position, depending on the amount of positions advertised. A minimum of 2 positions will have to be advertised to ensure these rates can be offered. The cost, including the cost of the Herald listing, is still substantially cheaper than a full advertisement in the Herald. Below is previous weeks listing in the recruitment section of The Herald ....

Plymouth Association of Primary Heads

Plymouth Primary School Vacancies Deputy Headteacher Austin Farm Primary Child Care Worker Whitleigh Wise Owls Teaching Assistants St Peter's Primary Meal Time Assistant St Peter's Primary Application details are available online at

w: theschoolspost.co.uk

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