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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.  

Senior School Leader (AHT / DHT) - Medmerry Primary School 

  • Location: Medmerry Primary School
  • Salary: Leadership 1 - 9 (AHT Leadership 1-5, DHT Leadership 4-9) £42,195 to £51,402 p.a.
  • Closing date: 12.00 noon on Friday 20th May 2022
  • Reference: 100156

    Job Title : Senior School Leader (AHT/DHT dependent on experience)
    Required from September 2022:
    Leadership 1-9 (AHT Leadership1-5, DHT Leadership 4-9)
    Permanent, 1 FTE
    Salary Range: £42,195p.a. to £51,402 p.a.

    We are looking to appoint an ambitious and inspirational senior leader to join our friendly, caring and committed team and to inspire and motivate the children at Medmerry Primary School to reach their full potential and achieve high standards.

    The successful candidate will be a motivated middle leader who is now seeking promotion to the position of senior leader. They will be an outstanding classroom practitioner, who has the ability to share, model and demonstrate the key characteristics of of high quality teaching and learning, together with a firm grasp of how to promote excellent behaviour.

    As a senior leader you will take responsibility for leading and managing inclusion ensuring all children flourish under our care and guidance. In return, we are committed to investing in you and providing excellent professional development opportunities both in and outside of school.

    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.

    For a list of essential and/or desirable criteria please see the personal specification and job description available to download alongside this advert. Completed application forms should be sent to the school for the attention of the Headteacher by email 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.

    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 on Friday 20th May 2022
    Interview date : Wednesday 25th May 2022

  • Full Details AHT Job Description  DHT Job Description   
     AHT/DHT
    Person Specification
      Application Form  

 

Purchasing Administrator - Schoolsworks Academy Trust

  • Location: Schoolsworks Academy Trust 
  • Salary: NJC Grade 4, SCP 5 £19,650 (full time equivalent)
  • Closing date: 9.00 am Monday 6th June 2022
  •  Ref:100155

    Required from: September 2022, or as soon as is practicable
    Contract: Permanent
    Hours: 5 days per week, 25-30 hours per week (negotiable for the successful applicant)
    Weeks per year: Term time only plus 1 week across school closure periods for some holiday cover, or up to all year round (negotiable for the successful applicant)
    Salary: Grade 4, scale point 5; £19,650 (full time equivalent)

    We are seeking to appoint a purchasing administrator to join our friendly, supportive and forward-thinking Academy Trust. The successful candidate will not necessarily have previous office experience, but will be positive and enthusiastic about contributing to the provision of high quality financial services to schools and have excellent attention to detail and accuracy.

    Schoolsworks’ is a multi-academy trust, currently working with eight primary schools in West Sussex. Schoolsworks has been awarded permission to open a new free school in Littlehampton, and we are awaiting confirmation from the Department for Education about an opening date.

    The purchasing administrator will work under the local guidance of the Purchase Ledger Coordinator as part of the finance team based at the Academy Trust offices in River Beach Primary School. The main function of the role is to support the Purchase Ledger Coordinator and local schools to ensure their effective operation in providing resources and sound financial record keeping. This includes responsibility for day to day processing of orders, expenses, invoices, receipts and may include some general office tasks. You will liaise closely with school staff to support their resourcing and accurate administration.

    The successful candidate will:

    - Have good organisational, administrative and IT skills.
    - Be proactive and demonstrate initiative, whilst being able to manage their time effectively
    - Be emotionally intelligent, have good communication skills, be approachable and be able to        establish excellent relationships with staff and other stakeholders
    - Have high expectations of themselves, be committed to achieving the best for the Academy        Trust, and continuously strive to achieve this
    - Be an excellent team player who can support the Academy Trust vision
    - Be reliable, diligent and maintain confidentiality
    - Be enthusiastic to move their learning forward by taking on relevant support, advice and              training
    - Be adaptable to work with the changing needs of the Academy Trust

    Visits to the Academy Trust are welcome.

    Please contact Mrs Anita Lamprell (Trust Business Manager) to arrange your visit on 01903 946 844 or anita.lamprell@schoolsworks.org

    Please make reference to the Personal Specification and Job Description when completing the Skills and Competencies part of the application. Applications should be forwarded to hr@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, satisfactory references and pre-employment checks.

    Closing Date: 9am Monday 6th June
    Interview Date: Tuesday 14th June 2022

  • Full details Job Description  Person Specification  

     Application Form   

  

Trust Cover / Supply Teachers - Schoolsworks Academy Trust

  • Location: Schoolsworks Academy Trust
  • Salary: TMS 3-6, £29,664 - £36,961 p.a. pro rata 
  • Closing date: 12.00 noon on Friday 27th May 2022
  • Ref: 100151

    Trust Teachers required from September 2022
    for supply / cover in all Schoolsworks schools
    Based at either Rustington, Littlehampton or Bognor Regis

    TMS 3-6, £29664 - £36961 p.a. (not suitable for early career teachers)
    1 FTE
    Contract: Temporary 1 year, Full Time

    We are looking to appoint talented and enthusiastic teachers to join the teaching team at Schoolsworks Academy Trust. The successful candidates will need to be willing to travel to and work in any of our schools, often at short notice, to provide cover for that school. Details of all our schools can be found on the Schoolsworks website.

    Prospective candidates should have an excellent understanding of what makes high quality teaching and learning and be able to deliver well planned and engaging lessons. They will also be able to successfully employ a range of behaviour management strategies to ensure their classroom is a positive learning environment. In return, we can offer friendly and supportive schools and high quality professional development.

    As a cover teacher, you will be based at one of our schools and travel to others in the area. Reimbursement for travel costs would be made in these instances. When not required for cover you will assist the school you are based in by running intervention groups, carrying out internal cover for subject leaders etc. You will manage your diary / time in conjunction with the Headteacher of the school you are based at.

    Further information about the Trust, a job description, application form and this advert are available to download from our website.

    Interviews will be held at River Beach School in Littlehampton, which also hosts the Trust’s central office. 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.

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

    Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 27th May 2022
    Interview Date: TBC

  • Full details Job Description  Person Specification  

    Application Form   

 

Pastoral Teaching Assistant - East Preston Junior School 

  • Location: East Preston Junior School 
  • Salary: NJC Grade 6 (SCP 9-12) £21,269 - £22,571 p.a. pro rata 
  • Closing date: 12.00 noon on Monday 23rd May 2022
  • Ref : 100154
    Start date: September 2022
    Salary Range: Grade 6 (SCP 9-12)
    Salary: £21,269 - £22,571 (pro rata, term time only)
    Hours: 30 hours per week (8.30am-3.30pm, with 1 hour for lunch)

    We are looking to appoint a Pastoral Teaching Assistant to join us at East Preston Junior School to support a number of our pupils to enable them to get the most out of their time in school. The successful candidate will work both in class and with individuals and small groups, focusing particularly on those children who struggle to engage in mainstream classes, or require additional support with behaviour, relationships or emotional wellbeing.

    According to current staff, at EPJS you’ll find:
    - a supportive team who always ‘have your back’, professionally & personally
    - wellbeing as a high priority, so workload is always minimised
    - plenty of humour, and a community spirit in this village school
    - children, cared for with genuine heart, and their families who support the school

    The role would suit an experienced Teaching Assistant who enjoys working with children across the Key Stage 2 range, and has experience of managing relationships with children who find school challenging. Expertise in working with children who present challenging behaviour would be particularly welcome, as would any training or expertise in autistic spectrum conditions, or other Special Educational Needs which impact on children’s ability to access learning in school.

    Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school and meet with the headteacher to discuss the role. Visits can be arranged by contacting the school office at office@epjs.co.uk or 01903 785672. Full details of the application process are in the applicant information pack; completed applications should be submitted by email to office@epjs.co.uk.

    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 on Monday 23rd May 2022
    Interview date: Early June 2022

  • Full details Application Form   

   

Trust Special Needs Manager - Schoolsworks Academy Trust

  • Location: Schoolsworks Academy Trust 
  • Salary: Leadership 1-5 (£42,195 - £46,566 p.a. pro rata)
  • Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 18th May 2022
  • Ref: 100149

    Required: Trust Special Needs Manager
    for Schoolsworks Academy Trust

    0.6 FTE, Permanent
    Salary: Leadership 1-5 (£42195 - £46566 p.a.pro rata)
    Start date: September 2022 or earlier is possible
    Normal place of work: Trust Offices, Littlehampton, West Sussex and across all Schoolsworks’ schools

    Schoolsworks Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Special Needs Manager.

    This is a very exciting opportunity for an experienced SEND practitioner to support the excellent work that is happening in our schools.

    The successful candidate will coordinate SEND provision across the Trust, ensuring that it is the best it can be. They will provide support and advice, help to share best practice across our schools and deliver CPD to colleagues.

    This post would suit an experienced and effective SENCO looking to further their experience and skill set through working across a group of schools.

    Further information about this 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.

    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.

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

    Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 18th May 2022
    Interview date: Wednesday 25th May 2022

  • Full details Job Description  Person Specification  

    Application Form     

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
    Chris Seaton (CEO) chris.seaton@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.