We currently have the following vacancies:

Lunchtime Supervisor

  • Grade 1 (SCP 3) £22,737 per annum pro-rata for part time/ term-time working
  • 6.25 hrs per week

Stephenson Way Academy and Nursery School is one of seven schools which form part of Tudhoe Learning Trust.  We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and caring Lunchtime Supervisor to join our team at the Academy which serves the community of Newton Aycliffe.

The successful candidate will be available to work from:-

11.45 a.m. until 1.00 p.m. The post is from Monday to Friday, during term time.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Supervising the washing of hands and entry of the children into the dining hall
  • Helping generally during the service of the meals
  • Assisting pupils where necessary
  • Developing and encouraging good table manners
  • Actively encouraging pupils in safe, enjoyable games while they are in the playground
  • Being responsible for the care and supervision of the children before, during and after the meal from the close of the morning session until the start of the afternoon session
  • Assisting in first aid.

Employee benefits include: –

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

Closing date for applications:   Tuesday 5th March 2024 (noon)

Interviews will be held on:       Monday 12th March 2024 (AM)  

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

For more information about the role, please contact Mrs Tracy Dodds, Head Teacher on 01325 300324.

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

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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