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Schoolsworks Academy Trust is a growing school trust with 8 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. 

Nursery Assistant - River Beach Primary School 

  • Location: River Beach Primary School 
  • Salary: NJC Grade 3, SCP 3-4, £20,812 - £21,189 p.a. pro rata (Actual Starting Salary- £7,139 p.a)
  • Closing date: 12 noon on 21st February 2023
  • Ref: 100234

    Required from February 2023

    Nursery Assistant
    at River Beach Primary School

    Permanent, Term Time only plus 2 INSET days (10 am to 1pm daily)
    15 hours a week, NJC Grade 3, SCP 3-4, £20,812 - £21,189 p.a. pro rata
    (Actual Starting Salary- £7,139 p.a)

    We are looking for a positive, caring and well-motivated Nursery assistant to work within this friendly and supportive school as part of the foundation stage team. Your role will be to assist with supervision of groups of 3 and 4 year old children in a nursery setting, developing their skills particularly in communication, language, literacy, and personal, social and relationship skills. 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 their current expertise and previous experience. Please make reference to the Personal Specification when completing the Skills and Competencies part of the application. Completed applications should be sent to the school by email to pa@riverbeach.w-sussex.sch.uk

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you are interested in applying and would like to visit the school, please contact Julie Sampson, Office Manager Tel: 01903 725500, to arrange a suitable time to visit.

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

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

    Closing date:          12 noon on 21st February 2023
    Interviews:              Friday 24th February 2023

  • Full details Job Description  Person Specification  Application Form  

 

Nursery Key Worker - River Beach Primary School 

  • Location: River Beach Primary School
  • Salary: Grade 4, SCP 5 - 6 £21,575 - £21,968 p.a. pro rata (Actual Starting Salary- £17,269 p.a)
  • Closing date: 12 noon on 6th February 2023
  • Ref: 100231

    Required from Feb/ March 2023
    Nursery Key Worker
    at River Beach Primary School

    Temporary (minimum 1 year), Term Time only plus 2 INSET days
    35 hours a week (8.15 am to 3.45 pm daily)
    Key Worker - Grade 4, SCP 5 - 6 £21,575 - £21,968 p.a. pro rata
    (Actual Starting Salary- £17,269 p.a)

    We are looking for a positive, caring and well-motivated Nursery key worker to work within this friendly and supportive school as part of the foundation stage team. As a key worker you will be responsible for groups of 3 and 4 year old children in a nursery setting, developing their skills particularly in communication, language, literacy, and personal, social and relationship skills.

    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 their current expertise and previous experience. Please make reference to the Personal Specification when completing the Skills and Competencies part of the application.

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you are interested in applying and would like to visit the school, please contact Julie Sampson, Office Manager Tel: 01903 725500, to arrange a suitable time to visit.

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

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

    Application forms should be sent to the school by email to pa@riverbeach.w-sussex.sch.uk

    Closing date:           12 noon on 6th February 2023
    Interviews:               9th February 2023

  • Full details  Job Description   Person Specification  Application Form   

 

Special Support Assistant - River Beach Primary School

  • Location: River Beach Primary School
  • Salary: Grade: - NJC Grade  6,  SCP 9-12, £23,194 - £24,496 p.a. pro rata (Actual starting salary £15,647.51 p.a).
  • Closing date: Noon, Monday 6th February 2023
  • Ref: 100232
    Special Support Assistant
    Special Support Centre (Hearing Impaired)

    Required February 2023
    29.5 hours a week, Monday - Friday, Term Time Only (38 weeks) plus 2 inset days
    Grade: - NJC Grade 6, SCP 9-12, £23,194 - £24,496 p.a. pro rata
    actual starting salary £15,647.51 p.a.

    Permanent

    River Beach Primary School Special Support Centre, Part of Schoolsworks Academy Trust, is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist in promoting the learning and personal development of identified deaf pupils within a mainstream setting.

    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.

    Successful candidates will ideally :-
    - have recent experience of working in a primary school setting with a passion for supporting teaching and            learning.
    - have a some understanding of the development of young deaf children and how they can be supported in          school
    - be prepared to be flexible, resilient, reliable with a strong desire to help children succeed, and be adaptable        to work with the changing needs of the Academy Trust

    Applicants should clearly state on the application form their current expertise and previous experience. Please make reference to the Personal Specification when completing the Skills and Competencies part of the application.

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you are interested in applying and would like to visit the school, please contact Julie Sampson, Office Manager Tel: 01903 725500, to arrange a suitable time to visit.

    The Schoolsworks Academy Trust and River Beach Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to successful DBS, health and qualification checks and satisfactory references. River Beach Primary School is part of the Schoolsworks Academy Trust and the trust is fully committed to supporting the career development of all its staff.

    Application forms should be sent to the school by email to pa@riverbeach.w-sussex.sch.uk

    Close date:                       Noon, Monday 6th February 2023
    Interview date:               Thursday 9th February 2023

  • Full details Job Description  Person Specification  

    Application Form  

 

Teaching Assistant - Medmerry Primary School 

  • Location: Medmerry Primary School 
  • Salary: NJC Grade 4, SCP 5-6, £21,575 - £21,968 p.a. pro rata (Actual starting salary £14,667 p.a.)
  • Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 3rd February 2023
  • Teaching Assistant required from February 2023

    Ref: 100230
    NJC Grade 4, SCP 5-6, £21,575 - £21,968 p.a. pro rata
    (Actual starting salary £14,667 p.a.)
    30 hours per week, 43.6 week per year
    (38 weeks plus 5.6 weeks annual leave entitlement)
    Permanent

    We are looking for a positive, caring and well-motivated teaching assistant to work within this friendly and supportive school. 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. The successful applicant will also be required to supervise children during break and lunchtimes.

    Located less than 20 minutes from Chichester and Bognor Regis, Medmerry Primary School is a friendly, happy and caring one-form entry primary school in Selsey, West Sussex, which has a fantastic and supportive staff team and is well respected within the local community. We have high expectations and a school-wide commitment to improve children’s learning and staff expertise and professional development.

    Applicants should clearly state on the application form their current expertise and previous experience. Any previous medical or caring experience or training will be highly valuable for applicants. Please make reference to the Job Description and Person Specification when completing the Skills and Competencies part of the application. Completed applications should be sent to office@medmerryschool.co.uk

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you are interested in applying and would like to visit the school please contact Hilary Habgood, Office Manager Tel: 01243 602738. We do recommend that you also visit our school website https://www.medmerryschool.co.uk/ for further information about our school.

    Medmerry Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. This post is subject to rigorous pre-employment checks, including references, qualifications, health and enhanced DBS checks. Medmerry is part of the Schoolsworks Academy Trust and the trust is fully committed to supporting the career development of all its’ staff.

    Further details and application forms are available to download from this advert.

    Closing date:     12 noon on Friday 3rd February 2023
    Interviews:         Tuesday 7th February 2023

  • Full details Job Description  Application Form    

  

School Improvement Advisor - Schoolsworks Schools

  • Location: All Schoolsworks Schools
  • Salary: By negotiation
  • Closing date: Noon, Wednesday 8th February 2023
  • School Improvement Advisor

    Reference: 100229

    Post: Full time, permanent
    Start date: April 2023 or September 2023
    Salary: by negotiation

    Schoolsworks Academy Trust is looking to appoint an experienced and inspirational school leader to join our school improvement team.

    The role would suit someone who has experience of driving positive change in schools and has a proven track record in school improvement. It provides a great opportunity for anyone who
    wishes to utilise their skills, knowledge, and experience to positively impact across more than one school. The post will include:

    - Providing direct support to a group of schools in order to raise attainment
    - Supporting the Trust’s monitoring programme
    - Designing and running Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as required
    - Working with local governance boards

    Further information about the School Improvement Advisor role including a job description,
    person specification, application form and this advert are available to download from our
    website. Applications should be forwarded to hr@schoolsworks.org.

    Interviews will be held at the Trust offices in Littlehampton.

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

    Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit to any of our schools or arrange a meeting
    with our CEO, either via email hr@schoolsworks.org or phone 01903 278205.

    Closing date:           Noon, Wednesday 8th February 2023
    Interview date:      To be confirmed

  • Full details - Information Pack  Application Form & Guidance Notes    

Director of School Improvement - Schoolsworks Schools

  • Location: All Schoolsworks Schools
  • Salary: By negotiation 
  • Closing date: Noon, Wednesday 8th February 2023
  • Director of School Improvement

    Reference: 100228

    Post: Full time, permanent contract
    Start date: April 2023 or September 2023
    Salary: by negotiation
    Relocation Package: by negotiation

    Schoolsworks Academy Trust is looking to appoint an experienced and inspirational school leader to head up and manage our school improvement team.

    The role would suit someone who has experience of driving positive change in schools and has a proven track record in school improvement. It provides a great opportunity for anyone who
    wishes to utilise their skills, knowledge, and experience to positively impact across more than one school.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the support, advice, and guidance that
    supports our academies to succeed and improve so that we can deliver the best possible
    educational experience for all of our children. The post will include:

    - Leading the School Improvement Team
    - Planning and leading Trust monitoring visits
    - Conducting appraisals for all Headteachers
    - Providing direct support to a number of schools
    - Working with the Trust Data Manager to analyse performance data and allocate resources
       linked to need
    - Supporting schools through Ofsted Inspections
    - Reporting to the Board and associated committees
    - Developing policy
    - Reporting to the Regional Director / DfE

    This post would suit an experienced Headteacher looking to further their career opportunities.
    Further information about the Director of School Improvement role including a job description,
    person specification, application form and this advert are available to download from our
    website. Applications should be forwarded to hr@schoolsworks.org. Interviews will be held at the Trust offices in Littlehampton.

    If you would like to discuss this post further with the CEO please contact Lynn Wood, HR Manager either via email hr@schoolsworks.org or phone 01903 278205.

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

    Closing date:             Noon, Wednesday 8th February 2023
    Interview date:        To be confirmed

  • Full Details - Information Pack Application Form & 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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