Vacancies

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On this page we will show our current vacancies. If this page is blank then we are not recruiting at this time.

What does Ofsted say about our school?

  • Pupils are doing well. They are proud of the school and their achievements.
  • Pupils behave well and settle quickly to their work in class. Staff encourage pupils to ‘shine’ and to work hard. Pupils rise to their teachers’ high expectations.
  • Pupils enjoy coming to school
  • Pupils feel safe and they say that staff are kind and help them to learn.
  • Parents speak highly of the school and the staff. As one parent commented, ‘All staff are friendly, professional and clearly think the world of the children in their care’

We have vacancies for KS2 Teaching Assistants for 32.5 hours per week, term time only.

Salary Range £16577 - £16852 dependent on qualifications and experience. 

Minimum of 32.5 hours per week, term time only

Our successful primary school is a thriving community where staff are passionate about providing a stimulating learning environment for all pupils whatever their ability. We are looking for candidates who are committed to achieving high standards and being part of a hard working team. The successful candidate will be able to encourage, innovate, inspire and have the personal qualities and skills necessary to enable all children to achieve their full potential.

The Willows Primary 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 an enhanced DBS check.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school for further information and an application form.

Closing date – Wednesday 31st January 2024

Interviews – week beginning 5th February 2024

Start Date – as soon as possible 

Clerk To Governors

We are looking for a Clerk to the Governors to support our Governing Board, to commence as soon as possible.

This is a part-time, permanent contract position with approximately 100 – 110 hours per annum. Salary Grade E, Point 7-12 (£24,294 - £26,421 per annum, pro-rata – equivalent to £12.59- £13.69 per hour) depending on experience and length of service within the local authority.

This is a key role providing administrative support to the governing board of The Willows Primary School, reporting to the Chair of Governors. This vital position ensures the effectiveness of the governing board by meeting the administrative and procedural requirements and enabling the board to fulfil its statutory responsibilities.

Principally, the Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas in consultation with the Chair of Governors and Headteacher; taking and writing up the minutes at governors’ meetings and distributing documentation and other information to the governing board. The Clerk will also need to become familiar with the DfE’s Clerking Competency Framework, the Governance Handbook and provide accurate advice to governors as necessary.

Currently, meetings are held once a month, after school hours meaning that willingness to attend evening meetings is essential. However, most of the administrative duties can be undertaken in the successful candidate’s own home.

The successful candidate will also be expected to attend induction training and some training sessions, provided by the Local Authority, which are held during the working day.

We require someone with good listening skills, together with an ability to successfully work independently and as part of a team. Good English, Maths and IT/Microsoft Office skills are also essential required attributes.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with part 7 of the Immigration Act 1977; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

For an informal chat, please contact the Chair of Governors – Kate Parietti via email address kparietti@willows.w-berks.sch.uk with your telephone number and preferred time to call. An application form and job description can be sought via finance@willows.w-berks.sch.uk

Closing date for applications is 31st January 2024 and interviews will take place week beg 5th February 2024

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