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Schoolsworks Academy Trust is a growing school trust with 9 primary schools across the West Sussex coast. Each school retains its own identity and works closely with its locality schools and the local authority, while also benefiting from sharing knowledge, experience and good practice across the Trust.

Being part of the Trust allows schools to work closely together on projects with joint benefits, and to share some core functions to make the most efficient use of funds.

As a member of staff within the Trust, there are opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in other Trust schools through dedicated networks such as Early Career Teachers, subject leaders and year group teams. We also have a strong secondment programme which offers teachers the opportunity to work in other Trust schools for a period to gain experience or to share expertise across the Trust.

As an employer, Schoolsworks recognises many of the national agreements such as access to the Teachers or Local Government Pensions Schemes, sickness absence and maternity pay schemes, entitlements to PPA time and directed hours limits. Staff have access to a benefits programme with discounts and special offers made available through our payroll provider.

We are always on the lookout for exceptional talent to help us in our goal of delivering outstanding education.   

Midday Meal Supervisor(s) - Downsbrook Primary School

  • Location: Downsbrook Primary School
  • Salary: NJC Grade 2, SCP 2 - 3 £22,366- £22,737 p.a. pro rata
  • Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 4th June 2024
  • Ref: 200169

    Midday Meals Supervisors (2 posts)                                                                                                                                                        Contract from: June 2024 or as a soon a practicable. 

    Grade 2, SCP 2-3 £22,366 - £22,737 p.a. pro rata

    1) 5 hours per week, over 5 days, 38 weeks per year (term time only), Permanent contract.
    Actual starting salary £2,545 p.a.

    2) 7.5 hours per week, over 5 days, 38 weeks per year (term time only), Temporary contract for Maternity Cover to Feb 2025 in the first instance. Actual starting salary £3,818 p.a.

    We are seeking to appoint two motivated, positive, dedicated, emotionally intelligent and enthusiastic team players to join our friendly, caring and committed lunchtime team. In particular, we are looking for supervisors to support children at lunchtimes in promoting positive play, teamwork, and friendship, as well as supporting children with their pastoral care. In addition, the
    role will include supervising children whilst eating their lunch and, following relevant training, providing minor first aid.

    Successful applicants will be someone who will:

    - Engage and motivate children to do their best, whilst having a passion and desire to want the very best for all children and a belief that every child can succeed, will creating a culture of friendship, positivity and teamwork at lunchtimes, in-line with our school values.
    - Like all children and will be able to establish excellent relationships with children and colleagues.
    - Be an inspirational, positive, enthusiastic and supportive colleague, whilst being an excellent role model to children.
    - Be proactive and have a desire to improve their own practice, whilst being open to advice, feedback and guidance from colleagues.
    - Previous experience of working in a similar role and/or relevant training is desirable, but not essential.

    We can offer you:

    - A happy and supportive environment where staff and children learn alongside each other.
    - Friendly and enthusiastic children who enjoy learning.
    - A forward-looking school with high aspirations and standards.
    - Local government pension scheme
    - Staff benefits platform

    Downsbrook Primary School is part of the Schoolsworks Academy Trust and the trust is fully committed to supporting the career development of all its’ staff.

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you are interested in applying and would like to visit the school, please contact the school office either via email office@downsbrook.org or phone 01903 230467. Further details and application forms are available to download from this advert.

    How to apply: Completed application forms and a supporting letter to be sent to recruitment@schoolsworks.org

    The Schoolsworks Academy Trust and Downsbrook Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to successful DBS, health and qualifications checks and satisfactory references.

    Closing Date:          Midday, Tuesday 4th June 2024
    Interview Date:      Friday 7th June 2024

  • Information Pack  Application Form   

 

HR Manager  - Schoolsworks Academy Trust

  • Location: Trust Offices, Littlehampton, West Sussex
  • Salary:  Grade 9-11, £34,834—£44,428p.a.
  • Closing date: noon, Wednesday 12th June 2024
  • We are seeking to appoint an additional HR Manager to join our friendly, supportive and forward-thinking Academy Trust.  Schoolsworks’ is a multi-academy trust, currently working with nine primary schools (soon to be ten primary schools) in West Sussex.  Our Academy Trust offices are located at Littlehampton and are attached to River Beach Primary School.

    We are looking for an HR professional with excellent people management and interpersonal skills who is able to interact with staff at all levels. You will have a flexible ‘hands on’ approach to the role and be able to apply yourself to a full range of HR matters within the HR team. Part of the HR service includes visits to schools for employee related meetings with senior Leaders and to hold HR surgeries, promoting staff benefits and signposting employees on matters such as pay and pensions.

    As an HR Manager, you will work alongside our existing HR Manager overseeing the HR service delivery to a group of schools, providing day to day support and advice to Headteachers and senior leaders on HR policy, legislation, compliance and employee relations supported by an external HR legal professional service. You will also share the management of the payroll function through a third party provider.

    The ideal candidate will hold a CIPD level 5 or 7 qualification. To ensure the Trust has capacity to continue to deliver a high quality and effective HR service to our schools as we grow, we are committed to training the right candidate and therefore you should be willing to work towards a level 5 / 7 CIPD qualification.

    How to apply for this role:
    Your letter of application (Skills and Competencies) should be no more than 2 sides of A4 paper and you should refer to the criteria in the person specification and job description when completing your letter and application form. CV’s alone will not be accepted. An application pack can be downloaded from www.schoolsworks.org.

    Applications should be forwarded to lynn.wood@schoolsworks.org
    Visits to the Academy Trust are welcome.  Please contact Mrs Lynn Wood, HR Manager to arrange a visit on 01903 278205  or  email lynn.wood@schoolsworks.org

    Schoolsworks Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and there is an expectation of all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a successful Disclosure & Barring check and satisfactory references.

    Closing Date:  noon, Wednesday 12th June 2024
    Shortlisting: Thursday 13th June 2024
    Interview Dates:  Friday 21st June 2024

  • Information pack Application Pack  

 

Classroom Teaching Assistant(s) - Downsbrook Primary School

  • Location: Downsbrook Primary School
  • Salary: TA - NJC Grade 3, SCP 3 – 4, £22,737 - £23,114 p.a.pro rata                                                                                                                               MDM - NJC Grade 2, SCP 2 - 3, £22,366 to £22,737 p.a.pro rata
  • Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 11th June 2024
  • Ref: 200174
    Required: June 2024 or as soon as practicable
    Contract: Permanent
    Hours: Term Time Only, 27.5 hours per week over 5 days, Plus 2.5 hours Midday Meals supervisor duties
    Salary: TA - NJC Grade 3, SCP 3 – 4, £22,737 - £23,114 p.a.pro rata,                                                                                                              MDM - NJC Grade 2, SCP2-3, £22,366 to £22,737 p.a.pro rata
    Actual starting salaries = £14,234 p.a. (TA) plus £1,272 p.a. (MDM)

    Downsbrook Primary School is a 2-form entry Primary School with a fantastic, friendly and supportive staff team. We have high expectations and a school-wide commitment to improve children’s learning & staff expertise, and professional development

    We are looking for two positive, caring and well-motivated teaching assistants to work within this friendly and supportive school. Both roles require flexibility in your approach and understanding of the children and require you to work closely with the class teacher to support the children .

    Role A is a general classroom assistant supporting small groups and working 1 to 1 with children.

    Role B will be more focused on working with children with special educational needs, more often than not on a 1 to 1 basis, and sometimes in small groups.

    Both roles are challenging and rewarding, seeing the children you support flourish to their full potential. You will also be expected to undertake Midday Meals duties each day. 

    This is a good opportunity to develop professionally in a forward looking learning environment and offers the chance to become part of a successful and developing team.

    Applicants should clearly state on the application form which role they are applying for along with their current expertise and previous experience making reference to the Job Description and Personal Specification within this pack. Any previous medical or caring experience or training will be highly valuable for applicants. The application form can be downloaded from this advert along with a guide on how best complete it. Applications should be sent to recruitment@schoolsworks.org

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you are interested in applying and would like to visit the school, please contact the school office either by email: office@downsbrook.org or phone 01903 230467. Please also visit our website https://www.downsbrook.org/ for further information about our school and Schoolsworks Academy Trust

    The Schoolsworks Academy Trust and Downsbrook Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to successful DBS, health and qualifications checks and satisfactory references.

    Closing date:        12 noon, Tuesday 11th June 2024
    Interview date:    w/c 17th June 2024

  • Information Pack  Application Form   

Trust Speech and Language Therapist 

  • Location: River Beach Primary School
  • Salary: NJC Grade 10-11, £37,366 to £44,428 p.a. pro rata
  • Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 10th June 2024
  • Ref 200164
    Start date: ASAP or at least by 1st September 2024,
    Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week, however we are happy to be flexible re hours worked per week
    Salary: Year round and Term time only plus 2 weeks options available
    NJC Grade 10-11, £37,366 to £44,428p.a. pro rata
    Actual salary is based on hours grade and working weeks negotiated
    Contract: Permanent

    Are you a SALT looking for a new and exciting opportunity with flexible working options?

    Schoolsworks is a partnership of 9, soon to be 10, primary schools. All our schools are situated along the coastal strip of West Sussex from Selsey to Worthing.

    We are seeking to expand the special educational needs provision that we can offer to our pupils with the addition of a Trust SP&L Therapist. A significant number of our young children start school with difficulties in speech and language including general language delay, specific language impairment and social interaction difficulties. We are looking to be able to provide timely, bespoke support that will ensure that pupils get the best possible start in their school life.

    You will be a qualified and experienced SP&L therapist willing to travel and work in all our schools across the trust with the  motivation and enthusiasm to make a real difference to the lives of our pupils.

    In return we can offer you:-
    - A golden handshake of £1,000 and paid travel!
    - The support of our experienced Trust SEND Manager
    - Flexible working arrangements, including some holiday periods during term time
    - A supportive environment in which to grow as a professional
    - Collaborative working across all 9 schools in the trust
    - Excellent development opportunities both in and outside of school.
    - Excellent staff benefits, including Local Government pension, service recognition and staff discount

    Please refer to the job description and person specification when completing your cover letter and application form which are available to download from our website. Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@schoolsworks.org

    Interviews will be held at Schoolsworks Trust Offices in Littlehampton. Visits to any of our schools are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Lynn Wood, HR Manager on 01903 278205.

    The Schoolsworks Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to successful DBS, health and qualifications checks and satisfactory references.

    Closing date:        12 noon, Monday 10th June 2024
    Interview Date:   Monday 17th June 2024

  • Information pack  Application Form   

 

Class Teacher - Downsbrook Primary School

  • Location: Downsbrook Primary School
  • Salary: TMS 1 - 6,  £30,000 - £41,333 p.a.
  • Closing date:  Noon, Tuesday 4th June 2024
  • Ref: 200173
    Required from September 2024
    TMS 1 - 6
    Fixed term to 31 August 2025, 1 FTE
    Salary £30,000 - £41,333 p.a.
    ECTs are welcome to apply

    Are you an ECT looking for your first teaching post?
    We are offering the opportunity for you to take up your post from July. This would give you the chance to get to know your school, visit your class and complete induction activities… as well as getting paid over the summer!. If this is of interest to you please indicate this in your application.

    Downsbrook Primary, part of the Schoolsworks Academy Trust since 2018, is a vibrant and rapidly improving school with high ambitions and a clear and determined sense of purpose and vision. 

    Together the leadership and staff team are carving a new path for Downsbrook: we are moving from strength to strength and the impact is visible on the experiences of our pupils and staff.  Joining Downsbrook at this time, gives an opportunity to contribute to our exciting journey of school improvement and to inspire and motivate pupils to reach their full potential and achieve high standards.

    We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and effective teacher to join our friendly, caring and committed staff team.

    We are looking for prospective candidates with a very good understanding of high quality teaching and learning, and experience of working in both Key Stage 1 & 2, together with a firm grasp of how to promote excellent behaviour. In return we can offer a supportive and friendly working environment with the possibility of professional development opportunities both within school
    and across our Trust.

    In return we can offer you:-
    - A supportive environment in which to grow as a professional
    - The opportunity to be part of a friendly and supportive team.
    - Collaborative working across all 9 schools in the trust
    - Excellent career development opportunities.

    For a list of essential and/or desirable criteria please see the personal specification and job description available to download alongside this advert. Applications should be sent to recruitment@schoolsworks.org

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you are interested in applying and would like to visit the school, please contact the school office either via email office@downsbrook.org or phone 01903 230467.

    The Schoolsworks Academy Trust and Downsbrook Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to successful DBS, health and qualifications checks and satisfactory references.

    Closing date:          Noon,Tuesday 4th June 2024
    Interview date:      Wednesday 12th June 2024

  • Information Pack  Application Form with Guidance Notes   

       

Trustees

  • Schoolsworks Academy Trust in West Sussex are always keen to hear from people willing to take on the role of Trustees with finance/accountancy, legal, academic or HR skills. Whilst we currently do not have any Board vacancies you are still welcome to make contact to discuss potential opportunities to volunteer with us in the future.  Board meetings are usually held in Littlehampton.
  • About the Trust
    Schoolsworks Academy Trust (the Trust) currently has seven schools, over 3,000 pupils and 400 staff. Trust schools are located between Worthing in the east to Selsey in the west along the south coast.
  • Trust ethos & values
    Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust strongly driven by its values. In practice, these values translate into the aspiration to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.
  • Role summary
    Trustees are also company directors of Schoolsworks and govenors of all our schools. The role is to support and to hold to account the executive and senior leadership team. The Board of Trustees manages the business of the Trust and may exercise all the powers of the Trust.
  • Person specification
    The Board is constantly seeking to expand its capacity to challenge and support the operations of the Trust.  Any applicants must have excellent communication skills with energy and enthusiasm to support the education of children and willingness to contribute to a team. Applicants must be team-players and willing to take time to familiarise themselves with the state-funded primary education sector. Candidates will preferably reside within 20 miles of Littlehampton. 
  • Contact
    For further information or an application form please contact one of the following: Norman Rose (Chair of the Board) norman.rose@schoolsworks.org or Louise Pope (Exec PA / Company Secretary) louise.pope@schoolsworks.org

School Community Council Members

  • We are seeking new School Community Council (SCC)* Members to provide local governance support for our schools and Headteachers. Our SCC’s play a valuable role in supporting our schools and in keeping each one effectively connected to its wider community. School Community Councils are made up of a mixture of staff, parents and members of the local community. Members of each SCC actively support the work of both the Trust and the school in delivering a high-quality education for our children. This governance role involves working with the school’s leadership team to keep the work of the school under constant review by acting as a critical friend.  All our schools are welcome to receive enquiries about joining their School Community Council, and their contact details can be found via this page.  

  • Usually, each SCC meets once or twice a term to discuss the school’s progress, focus, ethos and direction. In order to fulfil its function effectively, the work of the SCC is divided across six portfolios, with every SCC member being involved in at least one portfolio:
    • Teaching, Learning and Performance Portfolio (to raise standards of teaching and learning)
    • Safeguarding and Child Protection Portfolio (to ensure pupil happiness, welfare and safety)
    • Finance and Audit Portfolio (the efficient, appropriate and compliant use of local finances)
    • Health & Safety and Premises Portfolio (to ensure school premises are safe and secure and a positive learning environment)
    • Senior Leadership Team Liaison and School Support Portfolio (to support the academy school’s management team)
    • Community Engagement and Fundraising Portfolio (to ensure effective engagement within the school community)
    Training and induction are provided. The role is very rewarding and offers an excellent opportunity to volunteer, get involved in helping local children and play an active part in the community. The application process would involve the completion of an application form and a meeting with the Chair of the School Community Council and a representative of the Trust which looks after the school. A DBS check is also required once appointed. If you would like to find out more please contact Louise Pope in the first instance on 01903 739988 or email louise.pope@schoolsworks.org.*Schoolsworks School Community Councils replaced Local Governing Bodies in 2016

Teaching Staff – General Enquiries

  • We are always keen to hear from exceptional teachers that can help us deliver an outstanding education for our children. If you think you can add something to our pupils' lives please email HR  with a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your skills, salary expectations and current situation.

Teaching Support Staff – General Enquiries

  • We are always keen to hear from exceptional candidates that would like to help our teachers and leaders deliver an outstanding education to our children. If you think you can add something to our organisation please email HR with a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your skills, salary expectations and current situation.

Trust Support Staff – General Enquiries

  • We are always keen to hear from exceptional candidates that would like to become part of the Schoolsworks team. If you think you can add something to our organisation please email HR with a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your skills, salary expectations and current situation.    

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