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Please see below for the current vacancies.

Early Years Coordinator

Start date 1st September 2020
Salary MPS/UPS plus TLR 2
This role is not suitable for newly or recently qualified applicants.

Cramlington Village Primary School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and knowledgeable early years coordinator who can inspire, support and exemplify great practice in our early years team.

The successful candidate will be someone who has a strong understanding of great practice in early years, and who has a well developed pedagogy about the practice they would like to see.

Main aspects of this valuable role includes :

  • Leading a class in our one form entry primary school providing strong examples of practice that inspires our enthusiastic children.
  • Supporting nursery staff to develop their practice, coordinating nursery visits, transition arrangements and promoting and marketing the distinctive ethos of our school.
  • Contributing to the vision of the school as it evolves to meet our children’s needs.
  • Aspiring to succeed and experience success in your own personal professional journey.
  • Growing and developing our pupil numbers – by leading the ‘gateway’ to our school.

In return we can offer you:

  • A positive staff team, who are welcoming and keen to help.
  • Well behaved, well cared for children, who are keen to please and ready to learn.
  • A well resourced school, with carefully managed budgets.
  • An aspirational atmosphere throughout the team and governing body wellbeing and a focus on acceptable workloads regularly reviewed and considered by school leaders.
  • Consistently high expectations throughout school.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the school and to speak informally to the school principal Debbie Wylie on 01670 735177.

Candidates must only apply using the application form provided, and no more than 2 sides of A4 with a personal statement. In the personal statement you must cover why you meet the role using the person specification, what attracts you to our school, and what impact you think you will have on it.

Cramlington Village Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date for applications is Friday the 28th February at 5pm. Visits to the school are encouraged prior to February 14th when we break up for our 2 week half term.

Interviews will take place Wednesday 4th March 2020.

Business & Finance Manager

Salary: minimum £33,820 and maximum £42,889

Cramlington Village Primary School is looking to appoint a business and finance manager to join our happy, committed, professional team in Cramlington, South-East Northumberland.

Due to a recent reorganisation in school we are looking for a candidate who would like to be involved in the leadership of our successful school as our business and finance management professional.

What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate will hold a recognised accounting qualification and they will been have used to creating and managing monthly management accounts for around the past three years. They will be confident working with our Sage system that produces accounting information and happy to self train to become familiar if it is new to them. They will be responsible also for responding to the many compliance checks that the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) request from schools.

This will include aspects relating to the governance of the school as well as pension declarations, pupil headcount information and statutory returns relating to the governance of the school estate. The Business and Finance Manager will also be responsible for conducting the payroll function for our small staff team of around 30 people using the software system we use which is Payroo.

You will be comfortable and sometimes even excited to be working under pressure! You will be able to communicate well with a wide range of people being able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, as the role will be dealing with parents, professionals and other visitors to school.

What we can offer:

As a school team we can offer you a happy, aspirational working environment with well managed funding that supports positive educational outcomes for the children. Our recent staff survey states that 100% of our staff team are happy or somewhat happy to come to work every day. This is backed up by excellent staff attendance throughout the school.

We have a well resourced school, with strong systems and the opportunity to influence those systems as we constantly tweak and refine what we have to make it the best it can be. The school is committed first and foremost to our children and this thread runs through it. Our children are enthusiastic, caring and love learning. We self graded behaviour as outstanding recently as part of our self evaluation using Ofsted criteria.

The support staff team is an experienced, happy team who work well together and who have a passion for our school to offer the best it can for the children. This passion is mirrored by all CVPS staff – as we truly all subscribe to ‘empower everyone to achieve’ our school strapline.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment part of which requires clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

If you would like to speak to the principal Debbie Wylie please contact the school on 01670 735177 up to and including February the 14th. If after this time please use the school mobile number which is 07432 534059.

Applications to be sent to school using a standard application form and no more than 2 sides of A4 with a personal statement explaining why you meet the criteria and why you want to work in our school. Closing date is Monday 2nd March at 5pm. Interviews will be on Tuesday the 10th and Wednesday 11th March.