Vacancies

Year 5/6 Teacher

Fixed Term 0.7 FTE until July 2018 / TPS 
Start Date: January 2018

Due to the promotion of our Deputy Head teacher who takes responsibility for leading interventions in Year 6 we have a unique opportunity available for a teacher who would like to take on this very specific role for the next two terms. The role will involve providing focused, targeted support to small groups of pupils in Years 5 and 6 and will require previous experience working with this age range and secure subject knowledge in English and Maths.  

High expectations and the capacity to enthuse and motivate children to fulfil their potential are essential requirements for this post. The successful applicant will be a committed, ambitious but reflective practitioner, keen to play an active part in the further development of the School.

Great Torrington is situated in beautiful North Devon countryside, a fabulous place to live and work.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing date:  Monday 27th November 2017 at 12 noon

For further information please contact Andrea Magarotto 01805 622333 or email amagarotto@bluecoat-primary.org. Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged.

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Deputy Head Teacher (April or September 2018)

Full Time Permanent
Grade: L6 – L12

We are seeking to appoint an experienced or aspiring school leader with an outstanding teaching record to take on the Deputy Headship of our vibrant and innovative primary school. This is an exciting and challenging position which will provide an opportunity for a dynamic, forward thinking practitioner to put their skills into practice and contribute to the future development of this friendly and supportive school.

This is a rare opportunity to join a school currently formulating a creative approach to teaching and learning in the 21st century. The successful candidate will be an exceptional teacher with a passion for school improvement and the confidence to lead development of curriculum provision across the school. The post initially includes a 0.6 teaching commitment. An understanding of principles of effective practice, an ability to inspire others and a passion for improving educational provision for children are essential requirements for this post.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

To discuss this post please contact the Headteacher, Angela Fleming, on 01805 622333. Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged.

Closing Date: Tuesday 14th November 2017

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Early Years Practitioner: Grade B Fixed Term – 31st July 2018

Grade: B
Fixed Term to 31st July 2018
23 hours per week

Due to the continued expansion of Early Years provision at Bluecoat School and Early Years Teaching Centre, we are seeking to appoint a confident and experienced Early Years Practitioner from January 2018. Applicants will need to be confident, proactive, and experienced at working with young children, and their families. A secure understanding of child development, along with the ability to work effectively as part of a team, is essential. Responsibilities will include: working with children from 2yrs old supporting sessions in the Bluecoat Nest. Successful applicants will play a part in the future development of Bluecoat Early Years Teaching Centre and must be prepared to work across the EYFS if required.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 14th November 2017

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Nursery Plus Teaching Assistant

Grade: D
Permanent: 32 hours per week

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Early Years Practitioner to provide Nursery Plus support for children in the Foundation Stage. An understanding of effective Early Years practice and an ability to communicate successfully with children and parents are essential requirements for this post. Responsibilities will include: providing targeted support through specific interventions for children with additional needs; supporting a range of practitioners working across the Foundation Stage; providing advice and guidance to parents to support them with their child’s learning; providing practical guidance on inclusion and behaviour management to settings and liaising with other professionals to ensure children’s specific needs are met.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a profound understanding of how to promote early language development, promote effective social, emotional and behavioural development and model highly differentiated provision. The person appointed will need to be independent, organised and efficient. Training will be provided to candidates demonstrating the potential and commitment to fulfil this role successfully. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to contribute to the further development of our Early Years Teaching Centre.

The post will involve working independently in a range of settings. A full driving licence is therefore essential. Applications for secondment to this post will be considered.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 12 Noon on Tuesday 28th November 2017

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Pupil Job Opportunities

Job Role: Play Leaders – Chapter 2 & Chapter 3

Hours: Lunchtimes / Playtimes

We are seeking to appoint pupils from our Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 cohort to work alongside our adult Play Leaders developing activities and supporting children’s games during lunchtimes and playtimes.  A lively imagination and/or enthusiasm for sport, a positive, friendly attitude and the ability to work effectively as part of a team are all desirable attributes for these posts. 

Responsibilities will include: promoting playtime games, preparing and monitoring use of equipment and supporting other children in their play.

Applicants for these posts will need to enjoy playing and sharing their skills and ideas with others. They will also need to be punctual, friendly, organised, and able to use their own initiative. Full training will be provided.

To apply for this post please download and complete the Year 6 application form and return to the School Office.

Closing Date: Friday 22nd September 2017

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Job Role: Healthy Snack Sales Person – Chapter 2

Hours: Lunchtimes / Playtimes

We are seeking to appoint six reliable and trustworthy Chapter 2 volunteers to work in teams of three to run our healthy snack bar during break times from September 2017. Successful candidates will require excellent manners, a good level of numeracy and literacy skills and the ability to work as part of a team

Responsibilities will include: placing orders, stocking the snack trolley, serving a range of healthy snacks, taking money, calculating change, packing away and cleaning the snack trolley after use.  The successful applicants will also be involved in promoting healthy eating across the school.

Applicants will need to be organised, independent and able to use their own initiative.  An understanding of the importance of good hygiene is also essential.

 To apply for this post please download and complete the application form and return to the school office.

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Job Role: Librarians – Year 6

Hours: Lunchtimes / Playtimes

We are seeking to appoint 4 pupils from our Year Six cohort to assist Tina, School Librarian, in the operation of the Key Stage Two Library.

Responsibilities will include: identifying and relocating returned books using the Dewey system, organising individual reading books, operating the Reading Cloud computer system, assisting Quest members and running the mobile library service.

Applicants for these posts will need to be able to manage their time effectively, be willing to give up some lunch times, have good organisational skills, work well as a team and have good interpersonal skills. An interest in reading is essential. Full training will be provided.

To apply for this post complete the Year 6 application form and return to Tina Palmer at tpalmer@bluecoat-primary.org or via the KS2 Library.

Closing Date: Friday 15th September 2017

Interviews: Wednesday 20th September 2017

Start Date: Immediately following successful appointment

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Job Role: School Newsroom Editor – Year 6

Hours: To be arranged but will include some lunch and play times

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Editor of our established school newsroom. The role of the Editor is to oversee all operations of the newsroom and to lead the team of Sub-Editor and Photo-Journalists.  The Editor will work alongside the newsroom lead to design the school newspaper and ensure that stories included reflect the diversity of our school community.  They will decide which news stories will be included, assign members of the team to cover each article and ensure the accuracy of the stories published. 

The successful candidate will require a keen eye for detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  A strong interest in current school events is essential and good ICT skills would be an advantage.  The successful candidate will also need to be a confident team player who is resilient, flexible, organised, and able to use their own initiative.

 

Job Role: Newsroom Photo-Journalist – Year 6

Hours: To be arranged but will include some lunch and play times

We are seeking to appoint four Photo-Journalists for our established school newsroom. The role of the Photo-Journalist is to work within the newsroom team researching and writing a wide variety of articles covering school news and events, local events and entertainment.  Responsibilities will include interviewing people in a range of different circumstances, seeking out and investigating stories, attending a variety of school meetings and events and reacting to breaking news stories.  The Photo-Journalist will also agree the photographic requirements for an article, set up photographic equipment, take and edit pictures. Full training will be provided.

The successful candidates will need to be creative, have a passion for writing and have good attention to detail.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work to deadlines are essential, along with a keen interest in current school events.  Good ICT and/or photography skills would be an advantage.   The successful candidates will also need to be a confident team player who is resilient, flexible, organised, and able to use their own initiative.

 

To apply for these posts please download and complete the application form and return to Sarah Pester at spester@bluecoat-learn.org or the school office. Please also include an example of a news article you have written.

Closing Date: Friday 22nd September

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