Vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies:

Cleaner

  • Grade 1 (SCP 3) £22,737 per annum pro rata
  • 5 hours per week/whole time

South Hetton Primary School is one of seven schools which form part of Tudhoe Learning Trust.  Situated in East Durham, South Hetton Primary is a friendly and welcoming school which serves the community.  We are seeking to appoint a cleaner to join our team on a fixed term contract up to one year, with the role commencing in September 2024.

The successful candidate will be available to work from 3.30pm until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday all year.

The successful candidate will:

  • Clean designated areas of the school as allocated by the Head Teacher.  These areas may be changed, depending on the needs of the school.
  • Cleaning, washing, sweeping, vacuum cleaning in a variety of teaching areas.  Cleaning of public areas, corridors, etc. children’s and staff toilets.
  • Polishing and dusting of fixtures and fittings.
    Where appropriate, after instruction, use of powered equipment.
  • To follow Health and Safety codes. Health and Hygiene code of practice in relation to cleaning, e.g. C.O.S.H.H, siting of warning cones, etc. 
  • To report faulty equipment to the Caretaker as necessary.
  • Any other cleaning duties as directed by the Head Teacher.
  • A willingness to undergo training as and when required for the job.
  • Be reliable and trustworthy.

Protective clothing

You will be issued with protective clothing such as tabard/overall, rubber gloves and these should be worn at all times for your protection.  You are to be responsible for laundering the garments and the Head Teacher will decide when articles need replacing. 

Employee benefits include: –

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discounts
  • Extensive CPD and upskilling opportunities

Calculation of term time only
Term time only plus is calculated based on the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 39 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Individual leave entitlement – 5.4 weeks (26 days) or 6.4 weeks (31 days)

Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave. For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Closing date for applications is 5th July 2024 (noon) The selection process will be based upon an observation of teaching, how well the applicant meets the job description/personal specification, and a structured panel interview on 11th July 2024 in school.

Applications will only be considered on a Trust application form.  An application pack for the post is available via this website.  Application forms should be returned to the Trust HR Manager via email at recruitment@tudhoelearningtrust.co.uk

For a confidential conversation regarding the role or school, please contact Mrs Nicola Mayo, Head Teacher on 0191 526 1662.

The Trust is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all children in its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to satisfactory references, online searches will be carried out for short-listed candidates prior to interview, and you will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS Check.

Early Years Apprentice

  • National Minimum Wage for Apprentices – £6.40per hour
  • (Early Years Educator Level 3)

Tudhoe Colliery Primary is one of seven schools which forms part of Tudhoe Learning Trust.  Situated in Tudhoe, we are a friendly and welcoming school which serves the community.

We are looking for an Early Years Apprentice to join us in September 2024 for a period of up to 18 months. The role is offered at 32.5 hours per week and on a term-time basis. Within your apprenticeship you may be required to work different year groups, supporting teaching & learning in a variety of ways, including group work and one to one support, with the aim that all pupils can access our curriculum.

As an apprentice you will develop skills, knowledge and experience of working within Early Years Education and you will also develop: 

  • Underpinning theories and philosophical approaches to how children learn and develop
  • development
  • The importance of children’s holistic development i.e. speech, language, communication etc..
  • Why Health and Wellbeing is important
  • Safeguarding policies and procedures  

The successful candidate will:

  • Have 5 GCSE’s at Grades A-C/9-4 (including English and Maths) or hold an equivalent and relevant qualification
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations and with people at all levels
  • Be reliable, flexible who has passion for working in schools
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Feel comfortable working with 4 and 5 year olds
  • Be working with SEND children  

Employee benefits include: –

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discounts
  • Extensive CPD and upskilling opportunities

You will study towards the Early Years Educator Level 3 qualification via Woodspeen Training.

Calculation of term time only
Term time only plus is calculated based on the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 39 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Individual leave entitlement – 5.4 weeks (26 days) or 6.4 weeks (31 days)

Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave. For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Closing date for applications is 3rd July 2024 (noon) The selection process will be based upon an observation of teaching, how well the applicant meets the job description/personal specification, and a structured panel interview on 9th July 2024 in school.

Applications will only be considered on a Trust application form.  An application pack for the post is available via this website.  Application forms should be returned to the Trust HR Manager via email at recruitment@tudhoelearningtrust.co.uk

For a confidential conversation regarding the role or school, please contact Miss Allison Boustead, Deputy Head Teacher on 01388 814399.  

The Trust is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all children in its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to satisfactory references, online searches will be carried out for short-listed candidates prior to interview, and you will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS Check.

Teaching Assistant

  • Grade 4 (SCP 5-8) £23,500-£24,702 per annum
  • (pro-rata for term-time working)
  • 32.5hrs per week

Acre Rigg Academy is one of seven schools which forms part of Tudhoe Learning Trust.  Situated in Peterlee, Acre Rigg Academy is a friendly and welcoming school that serves the community.

 We are seeking to appoint a qualified and experienced Teaching Assistant to join our team at Acre Rigg Academy on a Fixed Term Contract from 4th September 2024 until 19th July 2025.   

The successful candidate will be available to work from 8.30am until 3.30pm – Monday to Friday during term time.

The successful applicant must be able to meet the essential criteria for the role:

  • Have experience of supporting teaching and learning in the classroom at KS2.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of classroom practice.
  • Be responsive, flexible and sensitive to the differing needs of pupils. Including those with SEND.
  • Have experience of delivering well-structured interventions.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  • Use ICT competently both in classroom practice and for own professional work.
  • Build and sustain effective working relationships with all members of the school community.
  • Work flexibly with a commitment to continuity and quality of education.
  • Be focused and driven to ensure that all children fulfil their potential.
  • Be innovative and seek to continually develop.

Employee benefits include: –

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Simplyhealth
  • Onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discounts
  • Extensive CPD and upskilling opportunities

Calculation of term time only
Term time only plus is calculated based on the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 39 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Individual leave entitlement – 5.4 weeks (26 days) or 6.4 weeks (31 days)

Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave. For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Closing date for applications is 1st July 2024 (noon) The selection process will be based upon an observation of teaching, how well the applicant meets the job description/personal specification, and a structured panel interview on 8th July 2024 in school.

Applications will only be considered on a Trust application form.  An application pack for the post is available via this website.  Application forms should be returned to the Trust HR Manager via email at recruitment@tudhoelearningtrust.co.uk

For a confidential conversation regarding the role or school, please contact Mrs Julie Craggs, Head Teacher on 0191 5862915.

The Trust is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all children in its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to satisfactory references, online searches will be carried out for short-listed candidates prior to interview, and you will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS Check.

Teaching Assistant Apprentice

  • National Minimum Wage for Apprentices – £6.40 per hour
  • (Teaching Assistant Level 3)

 Dene House Primary School is one of seven schools which forms part of Tudhoe Learning Trust.  Situated in Peterlee, Dene House Primary is a friendly and welcoming school that serves the community.

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to join us in September 2024 for a period of up to 18 months. The role is based on 32.5 hours per week and a term-time basis. Within your apprenticeship you may be required to work different year groups, supporting teaching & learning in a variety of ways, including group work and one to one support, with the aim that all pupils can access our curriculum.

The successful applicant will:

  • have 5 GCSE’s at Grades A-C/9-4 (including English and Maths) or hold an equivalent and relevant qualification
  • communicate effectively in a variety of situations and with people at all levels
  • be reliable, flexible who has passion for working in schools
  • be able to work effectively as part of a team

Employee benefits include: –

  • LGPS
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Health Cash Plan – Simplyhealth
  • Onsite parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discounts
  • Extensive CPD and upskilling opportunities

Calculation of term time only
Term time only plus is calculated based on the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 39 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Individual leave entitlement – 5.4 weeks (26 days) or 6.4 weeks (31 days)

Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 31 days annual leave. For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
39 weeks (term time) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Closing date for applications is 28th June 2024 (noon) The selection process will be based upon an observation of teaching, how well the applicant meets the job description/personal specification, and a structured panel interview on 3rd July 2024 in school.

Applications will only be considered on a Trust application form.  An application pack for the post is available via this website.  Application forms should be returned to the Trust HR Manager via email at recruitment@tudhoelearningtrust.co.uk

For a confidential conversation regarding the role or school, please contact Mr Lee Blake, Head Teacher, on 0191 586 2937.

The Trust is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all children in its schools and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to satisfactory references, online searches will be carried out for short-listed candidates prior to interview, and you will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS Check.

School Governor

Become a School Governor with Tudhoe Learning Trust and make a difference to children’s lives and standard of education in your local community.

We are looking for new governors to support a range of Primary schools throughout County Durham that are part of Tudhoe Learning Trust.  Our governors work closely with their school and the Trust Board to support the ongoing communication and development by enabling the school to aspire to and achieve the highest standards of education and care.

Becoming a governor is an excellent form of volunteering and can be a very rewarding experience. Governors have a vital part to play in ensuring the children develop and thrive academically, socially, culturally and spiritually in the safest environments possible.  There are lots of opportunities to learn new skills, working with others to help benefit the education of children within our schools.  

The most important qualities for any governor are a commitment to the welfare and achievement of the children, a desire to make a positive contribution to the school, common sense, and a willingness to commit time to the role. Many of the functions of the governing body are statutory or have a legal framework. To carry out our core strategic roles, governors need to be able to think strategically, challenge, monitor, but also support. The governing body may also be called upon to consider complaints from parents. 

The role of a Governor

  • Attend meetings. These are held three times a year, usually early afternoon but sometimes during the school day, and can last up to 2 hours
  • Play an active role in monitoring and decision making
  • Learn all you can about the school
  • Be approachable to staff and parents, but make sure you are clear about your role
  • Always represent the school positively
  • As a governor, you are one of a group and must never act alone
  • Always support the decisions of the LGB and Trust Board
  • Have your say on decisions in meetings, and vote in the way you wish, but then support the outcomes of the vote, even if you disagree with them
  • Always observe confidentiality. You will get to know a lot of highly sensitive and confidential information. Do not discuss this with anyone who is not a governor.

The experiences of school governorship look great on any CV, and can create career opportunities in the future.

We welcome governors from a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and experience to join our team.

If you have an interest in and commitment to improving education and would like to make a difference within your local community, please register your interest in becoming a governor by completing the application form and returning to recruitment@tudhoelearningtrust.co.uk

If you have any questions about a governor’s role or responsibilities, please contact the individual school and speak to the Head Teacher.

How we recruit…

To assess suitability we:

  • Will usually advertise (internally / externally)
  • Will always be clear about our commitment to safeguarding
  • Will always have a clear person specification and job description that is written specifically for that role that contains information about safeguarding
  • Will always require an application form to be completed
  • Will NEVER accept a CV
  • Will always take up references for all shortlisted candidates
  • Will require references to be independent and verified
  • Will never accept an open reference
  • Will always follow a formal selection process to ensure competency
  • Will keep detailed records (securely) of all our selection processes
  • Will never make an unconditional offer of employment
  • Will always require a DBS and will make judgement about what level of disclosure is required according to the post and the type of work involved

Applicants should read all of the information within the advert and all supplementary information very carefully and follow the instructions when applying.

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